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.
Bottom line, the media covers for Obama. There is no twisted logic that can say this is not a newsworthy story. Further, if a Bush administration advisor had done anything close to this, these networks would be demanding answers from the White House.
If there are any of you reading this that still watches any of these networks, stop. The only way we will stop this nonsense is to not support it.
There have been complaints that buying oil supports terrorism. It is hard to call this anything less than terrorism against the ideals of the American public. A full frontal assault on the right of the American people to know the truth. So I say stop supporting this terrorism, turn of any of these networks, stop buying their papers, let's make the country safe for the truth again.
I decided, since this review was done yesterday morning, to recheck to see what CBS, ABC, NBC (MSNBC), and CNN were reporting on their site today.
ABC mentioned the controversy in a blog, no news story. The blog primarily spent it's space explaining away the remarks by Jones
CBS ran an actual news story, about the fact that he is under fire
CNN and MSNBC still have not reported on the story.
It should be noted that everyone of these sites ran a story on the Bush administration which ended over 7 months ago including CNN's probing question:
Could George W. Bush end up behind bars?