If We Take Them At Their Word....
Here's an interesting aside on consistency in the MSM, as regards the Eason Jordan affair.
Regardless of whether Mr. Jordan jumped or was pushed, the bloggers didn't do it. They had no power, except to do what they did - call for the release of the tapes. But as to fire/quit decisions, none at all.
Which means, if we accept the notion that there was no more damaging info on tape, then Eason's departure was ... to use the word that best fits ... appeasement!