Van Jones story finally goes mainstream
I say finally because as Byron York pointed out yesterday in the Examiner, not one major media organ had a word about the Truther.
Today, however, that has changed as WaPo, CBS, and CNN have discussed the controversy. Don't know about MSNBC but then, the Obamanetwork and the New York Times will probably only cover the story when Mr. Jones is shown the door - probably in the next 24 hours according to Kaus.
There is no controversy about what Jones signed both in 2004 and 2002 so the idea that the basic facts might be in dispute is ludicrous. And yet, WaPo barely mentions the Truther controversy, preferring to make it appear that Jones is in trouble because he called Republicans "A-holes."
No word about his self described radical communist past. No word on his support for the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. No mention of his racist, bigoted, conspiracy comments about whites trying to murder blacks through environmental dumping in the ghetto.
And now, via Jim Hoft (who has been out front on this story from the beginning), we learn of an interesting CD cut by Jones filled with hate against whites, capitalism, and "The Man."
A sampling of Jones' "art:"
Various Singers-Poets: The American way, manufactuered by these white folks in office. By these rich men here to mock us. The United States is a stolen land led by right-wing, war hungry, oil thirsty. And when it's all said and done they still can't clean their own place because they got people of color playing servant to do that sh*t for them... The true terrorists are made in the US, in this police state... The US is a crack-fiend for oil. And they're ready to rape, kill, assault, rob anybody and everybody...
Bombing babies in the night. Two wrongs don't make a right... The US needs to exit its colonies in Iraq, in the region and finally in Israel.
Van Jones: At this point. The end of the occupation. The right of return of the Palestinian people. These are critical dividing lines in human rights. We have to be here. No American would put up with an Israeli-style occupation of their hometown for 53 days let alone 54 years. US tax dollars are funding violence against people of color inside the US borders and outside the US borders.
Also see John McCormick's blog at The Weekly Standard about who originally vetted Van Jones.