Saturday, September 05, 2009


The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy

By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
09/04/09 11:30 AM EDT

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.


Always On Watch said...


This is how BHO got elected -- the media covered up the truth.

LL said...

There is no state-run media controversy with Van Jones. They think having a Black Panther/Marxist radical as a czar is a grand idea.

Unfortunately the fourth estate has surrendered to the Obama Nation.

Fortunately we have not.

Epaminondas said...

Agree it's no conspiracy

It's worse

It is the consensus of an arrogant, intolerant self appointed elite who imagine themselves to have a higher knowledge calling and vision than the people.

They will have to be caused to GO BROKE and earn a living among us again to BEGIN to have a clue.

This is why Sarah Palin (who I have many policy disagreements with) causes such visceral, unthinking hatred among them.

She is one of the people, a town hall speaker, WRIT LARGE


revereridesagain said...

Yep, FOX is all over it like spray paint and not a peep out of anyone else. Business as usual.

christian soldier said...

FOX demographics --UP


Bloggers--On the Rise....

Pastorius said...

Well put, Epa, about this being about consensus not conspiracy. And, the arrogance is astounding.

By the way, the LA Times calls me all the time trying to get me to re-up my subscription. I just the guy 'Thanks for calling, I know you're doing your job, but tell your bosses this; I will not subscribe to your treasonous paper."

Sad thing is, there was a lot I loved about the LA Times, but I just can't support them.