Friday, January 9, 2009

The Most Trusted Name In News

...But not necessarily the most honest. I stopped watching CNN back in 2005 after Eason Jordan, the network's chief news executive, admitted to allowing Saddam Hussein's government to censor CNN reports in exchange for access.

Now it seems that CNN has yanked a video showing resuscitation efforts on a child during the Israeli offensive into Gaza. The video seems laughably fake, but that's not the problem. Somebody can fake a video or a photo and get it published. Once the fraud is discovered though, I would expect a mea culpa from the network. Instead, CNN has pulled the video without explanation and left the article written in support of the video.

See the video and read about the Eason Jordan affair here.

How can anyone trust such an organization?

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