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Sunday, September 6, 2009

CNN Article on Van Jones Resignation Cites His Contention He is a "Victim of Health Care Opponents"

In announcing the resignation of Obama Adviser Van Jones, CNN relays Jones' contention that he is a "victim of health-care reform opponents." They center the controversy on the 9/11 petition he signed, rather than his whole life of radical statements and actions.

MSNBC, after not running a single print or video report regarding the entire Jones controversy, simply ran an AP report announcing the resignation. Here is part of the CNN report:

The White House issued a statement late Saturday saying that Jones was giving up his post at the Council on Environmental Quality, where he helped coordinate government agencies focused on delivering millions of green jobs to the ailing U.S. economy.

Jones, who denied agreeing with the petition and issued an apology last week, said he was a victim of health-care reform opponents.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said in the statement. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

"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," Jones said.

The Jones controversy centers on a 2004 petition he signed on a Web site that said: "A call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11 attacks to occur."

An administration source told CNN that Jones did not carefully review the language on the petition. . . . . MORE


Unknown September 6, 2009 at 9:06 AM  

"Healthcare"? Heh heh heh. Nope-- this was about a self-proclaimed Communist in a high level government position.

Steve,  September 6, 2009 at 9:22 AM  

Couldn't have said it better than Tom has. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with health care and everything to do with Van's past actions. This article is a disgrace.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

Van Jones has no one to blame but himself and his history of radicalism. With his background and arrest record, he should never been allowed to be in the same room as the president, let alone be on the White House staff.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

Communist? Are you kidding? So, are you folks in favor of taking our country back to the 1950's too? Because frankly, your ideas sound even more radical than those you oppose.

Graceus September 6, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

"An administration source told CNN that Jones did not carefully review the language on the petition." Are you serious? Do we seriously want someone in a high level position who does not carefully review materials before he signs it? Incompetent is the word to use here.

In addition, this is not a smear campaign if those were his very own words and signature! He has not denounced his Communist views; he would rather step down than change his ways; Good Riddance, Commie!!!!!

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

A Commie! Yes! And a witch too! Let's see if he floats, then we'll know for sure!


Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

What I find humorous is that there were also reports that he had accused "white polluters" of polluting the Country and dumping the pollution in black communities -- a typical Reverend Wright statement. I watched many CNN reports on this guy and not once did they mention that. Instead, they limited his wrongdoings to his “reckless” signing of the petition, calling Republicans a-holes, and saying he was a communist. In other words, CNN's story was designed to make middle and left wing America think that the people complaining about him were overly sensitive right-wing nuts. Had they included his racist (Wright-like) statements, only left wing America-hating nuts would have been sympathetic to Jones. They try to manipulate us with every story they print. But don't worry, there is no left-wing bias in the media.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

The so-called "mainstream media" is now the "inconsequential media"... Van Jones IS a self-proclaimed RADICAL. He is a RACIST, a COMMUNIST, and ANIT-American. He never should have been handed a Whitehouse job. So it begs the questions, who are these Czars? Why does Obama need them? Why are they not confirmed by Congress? I can only believe VAN JONES and ALL the rest of the CZARS were vetted by Obama and he found them acceptable - which tells me exactly what I have come to believe about him...he too is a RADICAL, he too sat thru 20 years of Rev Wright and didn't hear anything wrong...Obama can be measured by the company he has kept -- and these guys are his croonies and friends. 1 CZAR down, another 31 to go!!

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

And what if the gov't was responsible? What if this was the "pearl harbor" that the neocons were looking for?

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

President Obama had to know about this man. He is a radical and believe most all of his staff is.
Actually, I believe that only FOX News tells it like is is. But I do my own research and other people need todo the same.
President Obama has all kinds of RADICALS, in the White House. I, really do not believe he is that native.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

Our president should not have a racist (have you checked out the Latest Viral video of this guy regarding white boys?) radical, truther being his advisor. Then again, our president slyly ran as a moderate knowing full well he'd revert back to his decades old agenda; socialism cloaked as "change"
I'm truly horrified at all the dummies who voted this man in.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

Attention all communists! There's a new job opening at the Whitehouse.

Birds of a feather flock together. Will Obama be next?

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

With friends like Van Jones, why would anyone want Obama to talk to their children?

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

Appointing someone like Van Jones to a Whitehouse job doesn't make sense - and I thought Bush was stupid.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

A "czar"! Nothing could say it better.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM  

The real story here is: How did this guy get in the white house?
Senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said that she had been following Jones career for years

If she was aware of it, and she's a senior advisor, what about Barrack Obama? Is it really plausible that Obama and Jarrett didn't have conversations about this guy? Bull. She knew, and so did the president who this guy was and Obama made him THE GREEN JOBS CZAR. Now CNN and all the other government lackey networks have downgraded him to just "a white house advisor" That's very tricky (not so much) The next person who should resign is Valerie Jarrett.
She is complicit in hiring Jones as the president is responsible.

Unknown September 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

I'm most concerned with his statements about being a "Communist"
How in the world could someone with his background get into a high ranking position? I am appalled at what is going on. How many more radicals do we have in government?

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Because Francis, in this White House it is obviously acceptable TO BE a Communist. I think if we flip the lights on in the white house, the roaches will be a'scurrying. When this guy and all the other czars were given these jobs, the lights were off.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:07 PM  

pLEASE! Bush is a Nazi! I agree with Jones,Bush could have prevented 9/11 if he had been paying attention.But like most republicians he would rather blame Clinton than admit he let our country down and is a murderer in my book.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

I used to watch CNN, but not anymore. This Jones reporting solidify my reasoning. Even if the main reason of his resigning may not be b/c of his radical views, to not bring it up is completely shameful and transparent in CNN's biased intentions. Do they really think they can make us believe he resigned b/c of his calling Republicans the A word or the 9/11 petition? You are here to inform us, not to push a Party's agenda. I am now a Fox News watcher, and I am a liberal Democrat!

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

You racist make me sick! You stood by while Bush led this country into a false war with Iraq built on lies he still tells.You stood by him while he read to kids in a school while New York was being attacked and he sat there like the coward he is.I agree with Jones and wish Bush and Cheney would go on trial for 3000+ murders in New York on 9/11,the hundreds of thousands that have been murdered in Iraq.This country deserved a better government than what Bush gave us and now Obama has to fix 8 years of war and waste that is Bushes legacy.He will go down in history as a mass murderer for his 8 years in the White House.Republicans have shown their true colors now that a black man sits in the White House.

It is time the republicans and their party surrender their citizenship and move to the old Germany where they will fit in with likes of Hitler.Death to the republican party is what is needed and people should through rocks at republicans all over the country to show them how much we do not care what their little bigoted minds say.

A Bush America stood for death,a Obama America stands for peace and actually helping Americans which Bush never even considered.Bush does not like Americans except the rich,screw the common man.I would rather have a Obama America than a Bush America.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

I highly doubt nobody knew about Jones's past. That includes Obama himself as well as politicians on the other side of the aisle. It makes me wonder, why now? It makes me wonder why hasn't this been brought to our attention earlier by Obama foes? Why would the people who are supposedly anti-socialist not have pushed this issue sooner? There is no way Republican opponents didn't know about this guy. How many other "advisers" does Obama have with the same political philosophies as Jones? No doubt that the only reason Jones was forced to resign was because the public found out. If we hadn't, he would still be in the White House. Bottom line, we can't trusts ANYBODY in the government. All of the politicians we have put in office have their own agenda for this country. And though they pretend to be at odds over political philosophies, I wonder how complicit they really are.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

Who cares about BUSH? We're not talking about Bush anymore. That was then. This is NOW. I'm not a fan of George Bush Either but he is immaterial. We're talking about the CURRENT president.

Robert4Freedom,  September 6, 2009 at 12:38 PM  

Van Jones is exemplary of the kind of people this administration has put into the "CZAR" positon of high influence as well as the direction this country is being pushed. His resignation is muted because in reality everyone knows he was fired. BO thinks this country is asleep and that the majority liberal media can whitewash everything that he does. Sometimes the real truth leaks out despite this. For the most part he is correct (Liberal media covering his rear), but the people are awakening and CNN, MSNBC, and the like can't hide everything. I used to watch a variety of these cable networks, but it has become all too obvious how slanted they are and I don't watch them anymore. I hope they start to realize that this country is not for sale.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

Ronnie says: It is time the republicans and their party surrender their citizenship and move to the old Germany where they will fit in with likes of Hitler.Death to the republican party is what is needed and people should through rocks at republicans all over the country to show them how much we do not care what their little bigoted minds say.

People should throw rocks.... Do you even realize what you're writing? You're preaching death to the republicans and stating that they have little bigoted minds. You should slowly walk away from the keyboard and take a deep breath--you're a bit much.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

One should take note of how many comments that are Liberal based have no substance except to call names and/or make hate speech. If they had anything to say that made sense, and could be defended by rational argument, then maybe this country would be run people that made sense and had sound rational thinking that really cared about this country and not simply trying to make it another country typical of the dictatorships in third world.

Brian September 6, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

Let's bring it down a notch! I don't want anyone to throw rocks at me! I'm sure you don't want that either.
We can disagree agreeably.

Brian September 6, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

To everyone,
Lots of great comments folks. Thanks for the great participation. It really adds a lot.

Diogenes September 6, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

Van Jones is/was a nobody. But congratulations, you Dreckkers took him down. Great work! Pat yourselves on the back and take the rest of the year off in celebration!

Who the hell cares about any of this? It's a half-step more important than the phony Secret School Brainwash Speech.

talkingbull,  September 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

Hopefully America will see that most of the Czars are radicals and they will resign too. Obama is taking down this country and unless people start waking up to see it and then stand up against it, we will wake up under a dictatorship. Next up, take out FCC czar and Science Czar.

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Oh Please!

This is about the Republicans blowing smoke out their ..ss.. again. They've been looking for something to throw in someones face so they picked the only thing they could find.
Who Hasn't Thought About The Governments Involvement in 9/11? And many before and after him have uttered the same dirty phase.....
Turn a blind eye!

Brian September 6, 2009 at 4:54 PM  

"Who Hasn't Thought About The Governments Involvement in 9/11?"

Most rationale Americans.

Jimmy B,  September 6, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

Just because Mr. Jones is involved in politics, it doesn't mean he has to hold back what he thinks and feels. He's still human. Look at Clinton, Byrd, and fortunately Bush, etc... they all had views and opinions. Now what if Jones is right?

Anonymous,  September 6, 2009 at 4:57 PM  

I was reading DailyKos last night and many of the comments from the far left were hilarious. Basically, they are wailing and gnashing their teeth and consider this a major defeat and omen of more to come.

1. Let's keep up the pressure. All of the Obama radical leftist czars need to be outed NOW!

2. The DailyKos encourages it's members to write on blogs like this defending POS like Jones and attacking like the vicious animals that they are. Can you say "bite off the pinkie?" Just like the fake attack against the Denver Democrat HDQ and the AM radio towers knocked down in Washington, they will stop at nothing.

3. Beware that even though the public option may not appear to be on the table, they will try something, ANYTHING sneaky to slip it into the bill after it comes out of committee for Odumbo to sign. We have to keep our guard up and fight against this!

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