The old video shows him in a sand turtle and talking about the Iraq war made the rounds from Youtube; I pointed it out back in April; Bill has made mention of it as well; Jamie Allman made a joke about it (it was him who found it), and even Pat Buchanan wrote about it:
Charles Jaco was the CNN reporter famous for covering the 1990 Persian Gulf War. The first part of this video shows the stage set he was on, and he was clowning around with fellow CNN staff. The Saudi Arabian “hotel” in the background were fake palm trees and a blue wall in a studio. This clip was leaked by CNN staff.
This video is FAIR USE depicting an historical event. I encourage this video to be downloaded, and re-uploaded to other websites to get more people to see this.
Video at the link.
Ooooh, and Jaco is MAD, downright LIVID!
I have just now come across a false and defamatory posting on your website from July 28, 2009 titled “Did Charles Jaco Fake a Desert Storm CNN Report”. I’m adding your email and your website to the list being sent to my attorneys.
Etc, Etc., threaten, bluster.
Wow, in addition to being thin-skinned, Jaco apparently has no clue about protected speech and fair use. We have Climategate going on and a deficit on the run but Jaco would rather waste money making a mockery of himself across the Internet. It does make for interesting speculation as to whose cases would be more successful: the men and women activists who were smeared by Jaco or a reporter known for smearing people on air who ironically takes liberty with others asking questions or making observations about a video in which he’s admitted to participating.
The old adage was "Don't fight with people who buy ink by the barrel". Nowadays we don't have to buy ink to respond to stuff like this, which makes it an even worse idea.