Eason Jordan was right

CNN's news chief was castigated for commenting that the U.S. targeted journalists, yet "the US military's policy of targeting journalists is a matter of public record," writes Majikthise. General Richard Myers told Wolf Blitzer on CNN in 2003: "Clearly they (Iraqi journalists) use that television for propaganda. They use it for command and control, and it's one of our targets... absolutely, it's a legitimate target." MediaChannel's Danny Schechter has been heading the charge on this issue for a couple of weeks. (Pandagon)

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