While I will allow that I am stunned at how effectively Hewitt et. al. managed to turn Jordan's immediately retracted (or half-retracted) comment into a hypenated gate, let's remember a few things:
- Eason Jordan was effectively fired 18 months ago. He had no budget authority. Nobody reported to him. He will not be replaced.
- He fucked up once before, with the NYT op-ed.
- Though it wasn't a big deal to most folks, his dalliance with Marianne Pearl was seen as unseemly inside CNN.
- He was an Atlanta-based figurehead at a time when every important job at CNN is migrating northward
But he got a consolation prize--Sharon Stone. You heard it here first.