Eason on FoxNews : Got

Eason on FoxNews

: Got a call from Fox for a segment on Eason Jordan. Could not do it… was on a plane. Surprised Fox did not jump on this earlier with competitive glee… or perhaps they wanted to wait until someone else jumped first.

  • http://peterdawson.typepad.com /pd

    Hmmmmmmmm ..why should they ?? Its news ..correct ?? and why did you not regroup and ask for a reschedule ??
    Just ask’in..

  • Drew

    Maybe they did not want to be slammed as a “right-wing hobby network.” The NY Sun, my favorite “right-wing hobby paper” had a great piece on the situation this morning. Much better than Kurtz’s carnival of conflict (I read the NY Post, the real “Right Wing Hobby Paper.”).

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    pd: I’m sure they found someone else. but i couldn’t do it or see it because i was in the air, not on the air.

  • Franky

    Fox news? There comes a time when enough is simply enough. A founder/editor of Entertainment Weekly is going on Fox news to discuss how an international news organization reacts to the death of journalists on the job. What exactly were you going to talk about? the time one of Madonna’s nipples nearly poked one of your reporter’s eyes out? the time your fashion correspondent nearly suffered a cardiac arrest seeing what Meryl Streep was wearing to the oscars?
    As far as I can tell you never once mentioned the death of journalists working in Iraq, something that touched us all as a profession. Yet you want to jump on this non-story of Jordan’s words (something that, by the way, even in the absolute worst possible scenario he has retracted) to appear all over the tv again to criticise the profession you profess to be a part of.

  • Kat

    I wonder how many soldiers have lost their lives because of some journalist . I also wonder how journalists happen to be present to report on a bombing as some idiot blows something up killing innocents. How is it that those journalists are always at the right place at terrorist time? It’s not like Baghdad is a small place, yet the journalists are there to record a bunch killed just before the election a little over a week ago? How’d they do that? Do the terrorists warn them that they are going to gut blow? Are they the terrorists’ window to the world? Do they allow innocents to die to get a pic? I think Jordan should be talking about journalists putting the military in danger.

  • http://www.hfienberg.com/kesher/ Yehudit

    And I wonder whatever happened to the profession of “war correspondent.” Did those really exist, or was it a fiction that reporters went into the trenches with the soldiers, saw the world through the soldiers’ eyes, took the same risks of getting killed, didn’t bitch about how dangerous it was and how they couldn’t leave their safety zone…..

  • Mike

    Yes Franky, its a non-story. I always laugh anytime a big news exec claims that the US military has deliberately targeted journalists without evidence supporting that claim. I mean who cares if what he says is taken by others to be true on its own. Why should journalists be held accountable for their statements, they don’t do any harm anyway.
    Now if we can only get those right wing lunatics Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd to stop talking!
    /sarcasm
    And I haven’t seen any retraction, just a claim that his (Jordan’s) comments were taken out of context or needed clarification. Of course, the tape would easily clarify things, I wonder why he doesn’t want that released?

  • Tim W.

    “Yes Franky, its a non-story”
    Gosh, of course its a non-story because CNN is a non-news source.
    This story reeks of the Eason cover-up and blantant liberal bias in the media.
    How can anyone trust CNN? I surely don’t.
    There is no retraction. Never was one. You people don’t read.

  • Angus Jung

    “A founder/editor of Entertainment Weekly is going on Fox news to discuss how an international news organization reacts to the death of journalists on the job. What exactly were you going to talk about? the time one of Madonna’s nipples nearly poked one of your reporter’s eyes out?”
    According to this logic, you shouldn’t be criticizing Jeff or anyone else outside your direct realm of experience in the fast food industry.