None Of The News None of the Time

The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy
By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent

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 the 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.


9 Responses to “None Of The News None of the Time”

  1. PATRIOT Says:

    Why in the world would a reputable news agency report on these biased claims against a great PATRIOTIC Brother?? We leave that stuff to the likes of Fox News and Hate talk radio. They have a reputation for reporting lies, innuendo and hate.
    It’s only a matter of time before the FCC is going to shut these extremist outlets down. Let them go back to spreading their hatred on some corner in some red state.

  2. CountDown Says:

    Why in the world would such a Patriot resign from his lofty (or is that lefty) position?

    Hmmm, wonder who made that phone call to the communist last night-
    Rahm-bo or Obie?

    So many questions, so little time left to save the Nreat nation of America (not Islam, yet)-

  3. CountDown Says:

    SIC N for G in GREAT. Can’t say it enough….

  4. PATRIOT Says:

    Because a Nubian King will always do what is best for the common good. America lost a very smart and honest man this weekend. It is not a time to celebrate. It only hurts us from moving towards green jobs. Although I am sure the President will continue to be advised by Van Jones.
    It is sad that the neo-cons think this is a victory. This will only harden the White House and lead to them getting what they want when they want it. Americans are too stupid to know what is good for them. So the people in power must get these bills passed and do what is good for the people.

  5. CountDown Says: long as “the people in power” are Conservative or Libertarians.

    How does your statement sound to you now, Patsy?

  6. PATRIOT Says:

    Fortunately for America the neo-cons are no longer in power. If our GREAT President does as he wants your kind will never get a hold of power again!! Once these great social programs are put into place they will never remove them. Just look at SS, medicare, medicaid and the DOE!!
    Sorry to depress you but soon enough we will have a European style democracy that is dedicated to helping those in need instead of the unfair system we have had. The rich just keep on getting richer….not ANYMORE!!!!!

  7. CountDown Says:

    You are right about the European socialists- the rich don’t get richer, but neither do the middle class or the poor. Only the politbureau gets richer.

    This is why Europeans invest in America.

    This is also why the next congress will be Republican, and the next president. Hope Obie gets all those controls in place by the, the conservatives wil appreciate it.

  8. PATRIOT Says:

    Oh yeah and the tooth fairy, easter bunny and Santa Claus will be here soon. Keep dreaming!!

  9. CountDown Says:

    Well, actually, the proper order is that Santa Clause and THEN the Easter Bunny will be here soon. The tooth fairy comes in the beginning and end of life, as come and go the teeth.

    When I dream, I have “Dreams of my Father”…opps, never mind, that’s for another post-

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