Another Eason Jordan


Junk Yard Blog has the goods on Linda Foley, International President of the Newspaper Guild, saying that the US Military is targeting foreign journalist intentionally, with no proof of course.

“Journalists, by the way, are not just being targeted verbally or …ah, or… ah, politically. They are also being targeted for real, um…in places like Iraq. What outrages me as a representative of journalists is that there’s not more outrage about the number, and the brutality, and the cavalier nature of the U.S. military toward the killing of journalists in Iraq.”

“They target and kill journalists…uh, from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like Al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios with impunity…”

Since she technically represents the Journalist union, I am wondering if this is official policy?


Editor and Publisher has a rebuttal, a lame one, but still a rebuttal from Linda Foley.

Foley told E&P Thursday that her words were taken out of context by critics and said her original intent was to discuss how journalists are often scapegoated for their coverage. “This was almost an aside,” she said. “But it is true that hundreds of journalists are killed around the world, and many have been killed in Iraq.”

When asked if she believed U.S. troops had targeted journalists in Iraq, she said, “I was careful of not saying troops, I said U.S. military. Could I have said it differently? There are 100 different ways of saying this, but I’m not sure they would have appeased the right.”

How come the first reaction when a liberal is caught saying what they really believe is that their words were taken out of context. In this instance, SHE WAS TALKING TO REPORTERS!!! Is she saying that her union members, people who pay her salary, can not report the news accurately. I think not.

Also see LaShawn Barber who is on this story. Go get em LaShawn!!!

Update 2

Dusty sent Trey Jackson the video of “the comments that were taken out of context”. Outstanding find Dusty, and thanks Trey for hosting this video. Make me think of Cookie Jars!

Update 3

The Word Unheard gives Ms. Foley this advice:

There is much more to come on your choice of words. Soon.

We will not sit idly by and allow you sully the honor of the American Military. The burden of proof is on you, not us. Be that as it may, we need not cede the initiative in our own defense.

The bell tolls and a distant thunder rolls.

You have engaged in a battle you cannot win. So be it.

Posted May 19, 2005 by
General | 3 comments

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    3 Responses to “Another Eason Jordan”

    1. Tran Sient on May 19th, 2005 10:09 pm

      ‘How come the first reaction when a liberal is caught saying what they really believe is that their words were taken out of context.’

      She stuck her foot in too far. No way those comments were taken out of context.

    2. Dusty on May 19th, 2005 11:16 pm

      Boy that E&P gets me steamed. Mischaracterizations, inaccurate use of words, and an incoherent progression through the story.

      It’s no wonder these folks always think the context was misunderstood. We can’t help it — they have no context to their thinking, writing or talking. It doesn’t take more than a minute of listening to Foley’s remarks to realize she babbling.

    3. Myopic Zeal :: Blog Reactions to Linda Foley’s Comments :: May :: 2005 on May 20th, 2005 9:39 pm

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