From the Washington Post:
Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, resigned Saturday, following weeks of pressure from the right and a flurry of revelations about his past statements.
“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today,” Jones said in a statement dated Sept 5 released around midnight on Sept 6.
“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a
vicious smear campaign against me.They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide,” he continued. “I have been inundated with calls — from across the political spectrum — urging me to ‘stay and fight.’ But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.”
I am so glad that this avowed communist, 9/11 Truther, race-baiter, and potty mouth stepped aside. It is so good to know that the media was on top of their game in informing the citizenry as the Washington Examiner reports:
From a Nexis search a few moments ago:
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0.
If you were to receive all your news from any one of these outlets, or even all of them together, and you heard about some sort of controversy involving President Obama’s Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, your response would be, “Huh?” If you heard that that adviser, Van Jones, had apologized for a number of remarks and positions in the recent past, your response would be, “What?” And if you were in the Obama White House monitoring the Jones situation, you would be hoping that the news organizations listed above continue to hold the line — otherwise, Jones, who is quite well thought of in Obama circles, would be history.
9/5/09 UPDATE: The New York Times, ABC and NBC hold the line
After the Jones controversy reached a boiling point on Friday, the Washington Post published a story, “White House Says Little on Embattled Jones,” on page A-3 of its Saturday edition. But the New York Times remained silent on the story.
Likewise, on Friday night the “CBS Evening News” reported the Jones matter, but ABC’s “World News” and “NBC Nightly News” again failed to report the story.
Ok well maybe they didn’t. Van Jones resignation is the result of the hard work of internet entrepreneurs who are reviving the authentic free press in this nation. Keep up the good work and let’s not stop. There are a few more racist, communist, half baked loons we’d like to see unemployed.
“I have been inundated with calls — from across the political spectrum — urging me to ’stay and fight.”
Would that “political spectrum” be from the far left to the very far left? The only reason I could think for anyone else to try to get the guy to stay was so they could continue to use him against Obama.
That would be almost correct. It was the far left to the outright communist revolutionary left that was urging him to stay. The really sad thing is that most people don’t know anything about the controversy because the media had an EPIC FAIL in its reporting.
You’re splitting hairs, while “communist revolutionary left” is a better description of the very far left it still is what I was talking about.
Plus while you can call it EPIC FAIL in reporting, to call it a failure or an epic failure makes it sound like it wasn’t intentional, an accident if you will. This was an intentional attempt to hide the facts by not reporting known information in order to protect the President from his own actions and the actions of his people. Another thing is that most reporting has turned into such a political hack job that you can’t really call this a failure of Journalism since this is what Journalism is now. It’s better to just look at most news media the same was the soviet people looked at Pravda; whatever they say the truth is the opposite.
I used to read 3 different newspapers a day, even when all three papers carried the same story there was a big difference in the coverage, between how things were worded and what the different papers chose to include or or not include in the report. I don’t read the paper anymore because I just us the internets and go to a lot of different news sites, commentary sites and blogs every day and I can get a much larger picture of what is going on. one of the problems people have is they only go to one source and if you do that you are really only getting about 35-45% of the information from larger stories and maybe 10% of what is really going on in the world and those figures don’t even cover the bias intentional or not in the information.
Yes I was being generous calling it an EPIC FAIL. What you have said is much more descriptive and is my view of it as well.
I’m slowly losing my ability to be generous.
Yes, let’s keep up the good work until they shut down the internet. Maybe we should all learn how to operate short wave radios?
You can get everything you need to build your own at Radio Shack, just in case they pull what the North Koreans do and make radios that can can only pick up state sponsored stations.
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Perhaps there is hope yet, when an egregious appointment such as this is doomed to failure and an avowed communist is driven from the Obama administration.
No thanks to the mainstream media, for sure.
Glenn Beck and others on Talk Radio were certainly on his case, though and Fox News had plenty of coverage.
But it is truly disturbing when one begins to count the number of radicals that Obama has packed into his flock that are still deciding policy. Still loads of work to be done. Hopefully, the upcoming elections will show the Democrats just how upset the voters are becoming.
Coverage of the Baucus health care proposal is dominated by the $3800 fine for not having insurance. Anger at Democrats, a full year before midterms, has already exceeded epic 1994 levels. I have not seen the country this mad at Democrats since 1968.