Monday, February 07, 2005

Barney Frank on Eason Jordan

Blogger Michelle Malkin conducted a phone interview of US Representative Barney Frank concerning allegations allegedly made by CNN exec Eason Jordan.
Rep. Frank said Eason Jordan did assert that there was deliberate targeting of journalists by the U.S. military. After Jordan made the statement, Rep. Frank said he immediately "expressed deep skepticism." Jordan backed off (slightly), Rep. Frank said, "explaining that he wasn't saying it was the policy of the American military to target journalists, but that there may have been individual cases where they were targeted by younger personnel who were not properly disciplined."
This is a very different characterization from that given by Jordan himself in an email to Rebecca MacKinnon, where he quibbles about the definition of "collateral damage".

Via Instapundit.