Thursday, December 14, 2006

Eason Returns, and Invites Malkin to Iraq

Disgraced CNN exec Eason Jordan, who resigned after accusing US troops of targeting journalists, has made a comeback as head of the new IraqSlogger multimedia venture, and he has publicly invited Michelle Malkin to go to Iraq with him to search for purported Iraqi police captain Jamil Hussein.
So the search for Jamil Hussein is on, and rightly so. IraqSlogger's team in Baghdad is working to track him down. If we find him, we'll get back to you with details. If we can't find him, we'll report that, too. If Michelle Malkin wants to join the search in Baghdad, IraqSlogger will pay for her trip, and I'd even be willing to accompany her. Stay tuned.
Michelle responds:
I e-mailed my acceptance of Jordan's invitation this morning. No way should we just take the word of they guy who admitted covering up for Saddam Hussein and who resigned from CNN after baselessly slandering the U.S. military (maybe we'll find the Davos tape while we're on the search). Plus, it'll be an incredible opportunity to see Iraq and our troops firsthand. I have many friends, heroes, and contacts there I'd like to meet in person.

I also e-mailed to ask Mr. Jordan whether he would pay for Curt from Flopping Aces, the blogger who first broke open the story and is leading the charge for an answer (see, Jordan got his facts wrong already), to come on the search as well if he is able to do so.

1036am Eastern update: Jordan says he will pay for Curt's trip.
The public nature of the "invitation" would lead a suspicious person to suspect some sort of publicity stunt designed to get back at the bloggers responsible for Jordan's earlier fall from grace.