Format Break: The Blogosphere Collects Scalp #3

First, bloggers dragged down Trent Lott. After that, Dan Rather was the next big name to go down under the relentless fury of the blogosphere’s assault. Well, now we can add another name to that list, because Eason Jordan has been overwhelmed by the swarm

“CNN chief news executive Eason Jordan quit Friday amidst a furor over remarks he made in Switzerland last month about journalists killed by the U.S. military in Iraq.

Jordan said he was quitting to avoid CNN being “unfairly tarnished” by the controversy

During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum last month, Jordan said he believed that several journalists who were killed by coalition forces in Iraq had been targeted.”

I covered this story in the daily news but didn’t write too much about it because I kept waiting for the transcript to come out.

But Michelle Malkin, La Shawn Barber, Mickey Kaus, Hugh Hewitt, Jim Geraghty, N.Z. Bear and the other bloggers who kept the heat on & refused to let Jordan stonewall deserve a round of applause.

There was a time when Jordan’s comments would have never been reported, when the libs in MSM could bury the Swift Boat Vets for Truth by simply ignoring them, and when CBS could have gotten away with peddling forged memos during a presidential election, but those days are gone for good and that’s great news for the American public…

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