A Jordanian national is suing U.S. cable’s CNN for scaring him by reporting an earthquake could strike in Jordan. The CNN report said a massive earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale might destroy Jordan, causing panic among many Jordanians, the lawsuit charged.
"Since CNN enjoys large credibility among the Jordanian audience, the law suitor took the report titled ‘Bye Bye Amman’ very seriously and was in a state of panic for several days," the lawsuit said. CNN Amman coordinator Mohammed Assaad told UPI he did not receive any court notification about the case.
Source: [Pittsburg Tribune Review]
Did anyone see this report? Was it really that scary? I remember reading some reports in the Jordanian press refuting allegations of an upcoming earthquake in Jordan. I guess they came in response to this controversial report that aired on CNN.
Uh, yeah that makes sense. Must be why California gets shaken up so much as well eh Brian? The Japanese are on that list as well I guess.
The whole ME is cracked and on the move. Where do you think the Mediterranean Sea came from? Of course, Allah selects which area gets targetted next, which is why Iran has so many quakes.
“Since CNN enjoys large credibility among the Jordanian audience”
Hehe, I hope they didn’t believe this
hahaha. it was a very nice pool table. later my mother made my dad sale it. that bumbed us out because we loved it. grew up playing the game against my brother. haha we would bet 10 cents a game.
15? You must be talking about your portable swimming pool. You had to drain it first Linda 😉
Arash, i was being sarcastic. my house is wooden and our chimney fell. poor chimney. we had cracks all over the place, many of our greek statues (think my big fat greek wedding) fell. our fountain in the front crumbled. all the windows broke. my tall dresser fell on my bed. our pool table moved about four inches and it took 15 grown men to move it back, etc. etc. etc. now just imgaine Jordan like you said, its all built in brick. i hope this story is false.
Linda, If Amman’s anything like Tehran, with brick wall-to-wall buildings, I’d say up to 33 percent of the town will die if a 7 or 8 earthquake hit. Wooden houses, like those in the States, better withstand an earthquake. Larger building blocks are also built to stand earthquakes in California, I’m not so sure about the ME. BTW, the Richter scale isn’t accurate after 8, they now use the moment magnitude scale. More reason to doubt this story was in the English CNN.
hahaha. oh come now earthquakes are not that bad. um i endured the Northridge Earthquake and am just fine, even though our home was totally damaged with the chimney falling, etc etc etc. i mean come on did this jordanian guy go out and spend tons oof money to prevent damage to his home if an earthquake hit?
It must have been the Arabic website of CNN, nothing from English sources (CNN posts every broadcast story).
Goodluck for winning the lawsuit. The funniest thing I read was when the government denied in the newspaper that the earthquake is going to happen. Based on what ? The precise sophesticated seismical devices it has ? All what they did was to deny the thing in the same way they deny political accusations.