April 4, 2012
'Outsider' Van Jones Threatens 'Backlashers'
Van Jones is still miffed over those in the conservative media who exposed him as a 9/11 truther back in 2009. In an interview with The Root yesterday Jones discusses Shirley Sherrod, ACORN and Andrew Breitbart. The Center for American Progress senior fellow is clearly not over the "vicious smear campaign" he claims his opponents waged against him in 2009. In his latest rehash of old events for The Root he was asked about the now deceased Mr. Breitbart: VJ: From ACORN to Shirley Sherrod to myself, there was a really ugly period there in 2009 where the backlashers threw the rulebook out and started manufacturing media viruses to knock out people close to the president, especially African Americans. That's a very ugly part of history, but I certainly experienced some of the worst behavior of the backlash, including personal threats and public smears. TR: When it comes to those "manufactured media viruses," will it make a difference that Andrew Breitbart isn't with us anymore? VJ: I...(Read Full Post)