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Eason Jordan steps down and sneaks out of CNN

Feb 2005 —

Three journalists in one day

Three journalists died yesterday when American air-raid and artillery ordnance hit two separate buildings in Baghdad....

— 9 April 2003

Eason Jordan had said he believed that soldiers from both sides had been "targeting" journalists in Iraq.

Jordan was CNN's executive vice-president and chief news executive — was.

"Asked ... whether CNN had had any contact with the Bush administration, ... a network spokesman ... said 'not that I'm aware of.'"

54 journalists died in Iraq in 2003 and 2004.

"...Jordan said he had intended to say only that some journalists had been killed by U.S. troops who did not know they were journalists."

— when challenged by Barney Frank.

"... resign... to prevent CNN... tarnished... controversy... conflicting accounts of my most recent remarks regarding the alarming number of journalists killed in Iraq."

— Jordan, on his way out the door.

  Source:   International Herald Tribune, 14 February 2005