September 06, 2009

Nutty radical Obama aide Van Jones resigns

Thanks to miscreant for the notice in the comments.

It's a good thing, too. More and more was coming about this nutjob, including his production of a Mumia abu-Jamal -- the guy who killed Philly cop Daniel Faulkner way back in the early 80s -- CD.

And, of course, none of his current situation is his fault. It's been a "smear campaign" against him:

"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 his resignation statement. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

No, they haven't been "lies and distortions," Mr. Jones. They've merely been your own words and actions. Period.

UPDATE: After a front page news blackout the past few days over the controversy, MSNBC's homepage features [the AP] article on Jones' departure.

UPDATE 2: As if in answer to MSNBC.com, Jonah Goldberg notes how the WaPo has done the same thing, and it echoes AJ Lynch's point in the comments here:

You've got to love the Washington Post's coverage. The first story they ran on the Van Jones controversy was yesterday, with the chutzpah-rich headline "White House Says Little About Embattled Jones." Ah yes, that mute-mouthed White House has said so little about a story we at the Post haven't bothered to cover until this story about how close-lipped the White House is.

Today the Post reports in its lede:

White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after weeks of pressure from the right over his past activism.

Weeks of pressure that you, dear Post readers, never heard about in weeks of reading this newspaper.

Mickey's getting closer to his dream: "I've been waiting for the day when a prominent pol resigns and for print MSM readers it appears to be out-of-the-blue...."

Posted by Hube at September 6, 2009 09:25 AM | TrackBack

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Hube:

Like MSNBC, I will laugh when the Philly Inquirer reports his resignation after they have not written one word about his past, his hiring or this controversy.

You know they essentially did that for the Rev. Wright case. If you got all your news from the Inquirer, you would have wondered why the heck Obama had to do his Philly race speech cause you would not have known who Wright even was or that thre was a controversy about Obama's church attendance at a church run by a racist minister.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at September 6, 2009 09:55 AM