CNN chief Eason Jordan's alleged assertion that the U.S. military had not only killed a number of reporters in Iraq, but had actually targeted them has not gained much attention in the MSM. Blogs and talk radio have done the yeoman's work of giving this issue the limited visibility that it has, and no responsible blog has treated the incident as anything more than an allegation. Still, this seems like a prototypical example of the old saw 'Where there's smoke, there's fire.'
Jordan, who allegedly made the remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has since backed away from the issue a bit and has offered no evidence in support of his claim.
If Jordan did make the assertion, then he is either aware of evidence that U.S. military personnel targeted reporters, or he was lying to curry favor with his Swiss audience. The former would be news of the highest magnitude, and would warrant a major investigation of the military and its rules-of-engagement. The latter would be grounds for his dismissal from his post at CNN. My suspicion is that if Jordan had credible evidence to prove our military targeted reporters for death, he certainly would have played his hand by now. One does not rise to the position he holds at CNN by sitting on a story like this.
All of this could be cleared up if CNN would release tape of the remarks made by Jordan. If he is making the claim based on solid evidence, showing the remarks will force him to reveal it. If he is lying, the MSM will no longer be able to ignore the story and his bluff would have to be called. It's up to the blogosphere to keep this at a rapid boil until the truth comes out.