Saturday, April 12, 2003

CNN knew
The News We Kept to Ourselves
For example, in the mid-1990's one of our Iraqi cameramen was abducted. For weeks he was beaten and subjected to electroshock torture in the basement of a secret police headquarters because he refused to confirm the government's ludicrous suspicion that I was the Central Intelligence Agency's Iraq station chief.

The article, by CNN's Eason Jordan, goes on for six more horrifying paragraphs before expressing relief that such stories can now be told freely.

I guess it's not supposed to occur to me that, had CNN told these stories when they happened, there might have been fewer of them to tell. But at some point they decided that having a bureau in Baghdad was worth keeping quiet about these incidents.

What else is CNN not telling us? What did CNN know, and when did it know it?

(Heard about it from Little Green Footballs and InstaPundit.)

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