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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

People Who Complain About Lack of Accuracy Should Get The Facts Straight

        And Forbes doesn't.  In a not very interesting article, Daniel Lyons says:
        Eason Jordan, chief news executive at CNN, noted at an off-the-record conference in January that journalists had been killed by U.S. troops.  He used a touchy word:"targeted."  A blogger present, Rony Abovitz, ignored the off-the-record ground rule and posted an account.

        Who would guess, from this account, that Abovitz, Rebecca MacKinnon, and others present produced evidence that the particular presentation that Jordan spoke at was on the record?

        Lyons goes on:
        Jordan instantly and repeatedly denied the assertions, but the blog hordes kept wailing away. Jordan resigned in February, engulfed by a concocted controversy.

        Umm, just what assertions did Jordan deny?  That he'd said U.S. troops targeted reporters?  If that's not true, why did Lyons repeat it?  Or some other assertions?  Of course, if you go back and google the contemporary stories, one of the things we complained about was the fact that we couldn't get Jordan to answer a few simple questions: 'What did you say?  What did you mean?  What evidence do you have for your assertions?'

        Lyons whole article is a claim we bloggers lie about people.  He just lied about us.

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