CNN Finally Reports on "Van Jones Controversy"; Tries to Paint Glenn Beck as the Bad Guy - Video 9/5/09
Here is video of CNN finally doing a report on the "Van Jones Controversy." It mentions specifically his signing a 9/11 "Truther" Petition, but carefully point out that Jones did not "carefully review the language" in the petition before signing, and that Jones has said he never has agreed with the document.
It also is careful to say that President Obama "does not agree" with the signing of the "Truther" document.
The report mentions Jones' having said he was a "communist", and that Jones made derogatory remarks about Republicans calling them "a**holes."
But as you would expect, the CNN Report then tries to paint Glenn Beck as the bad guy in all this, pointing out that Beck has led the charge against Jones, saying "some" suggest Beck is doing so because Jones' former organization has been trying to get Beck sponsors to drop him. The report says that Jones "who was formerly known for his environmental record," is now the center of controversy over these past statements -- as if Jones' own past statements should not be an issue!
It took CNN all week to put out a report on Van Jones (I did not find others), and while it does mention some of the key problems with Jones (not all), they could not help themselves from implying the real problem here is Glenn Beck and conservatives for pointing out Jones' radical record.