Eason Jordan: Martyr for the Mainstream Media
Some of the reaction to Eason Jordan's resignation makes me question exactly why he resigned. At first, I assumed it was to ease the pressure to show his Davos remarks and spare CNN any further embarassment. But, maybe that's not all there is to it.
The spin on this has been that blogs have suddenly become powerful "lynch mobs". We (the American people) should be worried about the unregulated power of these irresponsible partisan "morons". Back in January, I asked "Are Blogs the Big Media Target of 2005?". Of course they are.
Bloggers are locked in a turf war with the mainstream media. But, Eason Jordan isn't a victim of that war as much as he is a martyr in it. Is is possible that he threw himself on his sword before his fellow mainstream media counterparts picked up on the story in order to shift the blame for his troubles from his own actions to bloggers? Perhaps Jordan, knowing he was probably on his way out, sacrificed himself now in order to give the MSM new material with which to pound their blogger opponents.
Of course, this is idle speculation on my part, but it's an interesting theory to ponder. What do you think?
Posted by at February 14, 2005 07:47 PM
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Not a chance.