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CNN Chief News Executive: US Troops Target Journalists in Iraq Freitag, 28. Januar 2005, 19:50:44

And I thought they just sip champagne, nibble caviar, and discuss big money at the WEF. Far from it:

During one of the discussions about the number of journalists killed in the Iraq War, Eason Jordan asserted that he knew of 12 journalists who had not only been killed by US troops in Iraq, but they had in fact been targeted. He repeated the assertion a few times, which seemed to win favor in parts of the audience (the anti-US crowd) and cause great strain on others.

As Munir Umrani writes in the comments, it's not a new claim:

Eason Jordan's statement should not surprise anyone since the question of whether U.S. troops in Iraq deliberately targeted journalists has been raised in the U.S. and abroad. I put it, or a variation of it, in Google and came up with many instances where the question was raised. We Americans delude ourselves when we think that only the other guy's troops kill journalists or torture prisoners.

But neither Eason Jordan nor Munir Umrani substantiate the claim or provide any evidence, so we're none the wiser.

I wonder why Big Media haven't reported on this interesting WEF discussion yet; all they cover is dry and boring. Which makes me all the moe grateful for the WEF blog authors.