Friday, September 4, 2009

The Media Watchdogs Are Out In Farce

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?


Always On Watch said...

I can't believe that none of the mainstream media are covering the story of Van Jones! What the hell is going on???

If the media continue to cover for BHO, America is in deep, deep trouble -- worse trouble, I mean.

Chuck said...

AOW, the only thing that can truly hurt him is that his record is becoming harder and harder to hide.

LomaAlta said...

Nice post Chuck.
None of those papers or networks for me. I'll take the pledge.

LL said...

The state-run media, the famed fourth estate, has demonstrably surrendered their duty to and suborned it to the interests of Dear Leader. They are an emblem of SHAME.

Chuck said...

LomaAlta, agreed. The pledge is not a hard one to take huh?

LL, welcome and thanks for stopping by. Agreed. Problem is they don't share your sense of shame.

DaBlade said...

Glenn Beck was absolutely on fire all last week. I have not been a huge fan of his style, but I'm going to be watching him regularly from here on.

As for those state-controlled broadcast media outlets... I haven't shopped there in a while.

MK said...

It's the only way they can be held to account, no one else will hold them to account, only the people.

Chuck said...

Dalade, dead on, they have essentially become a state media

MK, that is what we are doing, small voices

Brooke said...

If it weren't for talk radio, we'd be screwed right now.

Our MSM is truly state-run.

Chuck said...

Agreed Brooke.

Always On Watch said...

BHO is likely impeachable. But look at this Congress! I can't imagine that these Dems in Congress would be willing to challenge BHO's end run around separation of powers, that end run being all of BHO's czars.

Excerpt from the above link:

According to an article recently published at by Patrick McMahon, there are now thirty-one of these czars, covering areas from terrorism to domestic violence. Congress has not vetted a single one of them, as far as I know. Indeed, with only a couple of exceptions (Dennis Ross, etc.), we know who few of them are.

Also, note that Robert F. Byrd (Byrd!) has concerns about BHO's power grab. From this article at Politico:

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch.

In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd complained about Obama’s decision to create White House offices on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Byrd said such positions “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances. At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials.”

While it's rare for Byrd to criticize a president in his own party, Byrd is a stern constitutional scholar who has always stood up for the legislative branch in its role in checking the power of the White House.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: To really turn the tide against BHO, the mainstream media has to TRUMPET BHO's underhanded doings and shameful associations with people such as Van Jones.

Chuck said...

AOW, interesting that Byrd is doing this, may make more feel it is okay to follow suit. I don't hold out much hope though, look no further than Charlie Rangel. I realize he is in the House but same rules apply. This man has effectively bribed the Dem members of the Ethics Committee investigating him and he is still going to keep his chairmanship.

Bottom line, the media is not holding them to account so they are essentially running unchecked and flipping off the citizens of the US.

Z said...

And blames US.
And says he got begged by all sides of the political spectrum to stay and fight!

Chuck said...

Z, saw that. I was going to make Gates' comment on the AP my Quote of the Week until he resigned this am, now I'm using his quote from it.