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CNN’s Gergen on Van Jones: ‘Sad to See a Man of Good Work Get So Little Credit’
Newsbusters ^ | September 8, 2009 - 02:09 | Brent Baker

Posted on 09/08/2009 2:48:51 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out

“It’s a sad day to see a man of good work get so little credit,” CNN senior political analyst David Gergen regretted about Van Jones on Monday’s Anderson Cooper 360, complaining about the coverage of the Obama “green jobs” czar who resigned late Saturday night after his radical views were exposed: “I mean, there’s no balance to understanding just how many good things he’s done.”

Jones signed a petition which charged Bush administration officials “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war,” described himself as a “communist,” compared George W. Bush to a crack user, called Republicans “assholes” and made other incendiary race-based remarks, but Gergen saw a saint: “As he left Yale Law School, instead of going to a lucrative job, went out and worked with ex-prisoners, tried to create green jobs for them, has been featured in Time magazine, gotten all sorts of award for it.”

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KEYWORDS: gergen; vanjones
Brent Baker then goes on to call them “liberals". “LIBERALS"??? An avowed communist, terrorist support, America hater, and you call him and his supporters “liberal"???

(a) The dirty little secret is that the entire media are like this Van Jones now. Most American democrat voters are not like these people though. It’s just a media and government “elite".

(b) “LIBERAL” COMMUNIST SUPPORTERS? Wake up, Brent.

1 posted on 09/08/2009 2:48:51 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Well, then what Gergen is REALLY saying (if he stops for a moment and actually THINKS about it), is that it’s sad that Obama threw this wonderful man under the bus instead of standing up for him against the lies and misinformation of a few crackpots on the right.

Is that what you’re saying, Mr. Gergen? That obammy is a chicken sh1t?

It sure sounds like it to me.


2 posted on 09/08/2009 2:52:00 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman
Gergen will say and do anything to retain a position somewhere in the political hierarcy.

He is this generations Bill Moyers.

3 posted on 09/08/2009 2:55:30 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

David Gurgling...Unavowed Communist.


4 posted on 09/08/2009 3:00:32 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
“It's a sad day to see a man of good work get so little credit”

Aw, but David, he is getting the credit he deserves for the work that he's done...

5 posted on 09/08/2009 3:02:20 AM PDT by csense
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To: samtheman
Next they'll say what a great job Van did while he was in the White House.
6 posted on 09/08/2009 3:03:04 AM PDT by MaxMax (Don't stop them when they're imploding, just step out of their way)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

What does the phrase,”no balance of understanding” mean. That doesn’t make sense. Am I the only one reading it as nonsense?


7 posted on 09/08/2009 3:06:01 AM PDT by healy61
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
“As he left Yale Law School, instead of going to a lucrative job, went out and worked with ex-prisoners, tried to create green jobs for them, has been featured in Time magazine, gotten all sorts of award for it.”

Well if the Obama Times says he is a good guy....

8 posted on 09/08/2009 3:06:01 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

These people are continuing to dig themselves an even deeper hole. They think they can keep people ignorant to the facts and the facts just aren’t on their side and people that learn about Van Jones and the other radicals that make up this administration aren’t falling for it. There is really something sick and demented about these people and the media is showing they have no credibility whatsoever. Van Jones needs to be used as much against the media as 0bama.


9 posted on 09/08/2009 3:06:25 AM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: healy61

I meant, “no balance to understanding.” What does that mean.


10 posted on 09/08/2009 3:07:44 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Jimmy Valentine

No, he won’t “say anything”. He won’t speak out loud the logical conclusion of his own words: that Obama caved for NO REASON. That he let a good man go for NO REASON.

Why doesn’t he say that? It’s the only conclusion to be drawn from these “facts”:

1. Van Jones is a good man.
2. Nobody but a few right-wing crackpots are criticizing him and they are using lies and misinformation.

Then why did he quit?

Why did obammy let him quit?

Why isn’t Gergen asking those questions?

Because Gergen WON’T say anything, even when what he’s leaving unsaid is the obvious and logical conclusion to the argument he’s making.

Why not just come out and say it, Gerggy-boy?

Why not face up to the consequence of your own erudition?


11 posted on 09/08/2009 3:10:29 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
“As he left Yale Law School, instead of going to a lucrative job, went out and worked with ex-prisoners, tried to create green jobs for them, has been featured in Time magazine, gotten all sorts of award for it.”

See, he tried. That's all it takes, if you position yourself to gain media attention as a minority community activist. For trying, you get all sorts of awards.

Who has he actually helped, besides himself? For how many people has he produced tangible, verifiable, life-improving results? He's been sermonizing about "green jobs" for at least a year,  but when asked recently to define what a "green job" actually is, he said he couldn't, but he was trying to finalize a definition.

12 posted on 09/08/2009 3:11:52 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

And notice how gerggy-boy took a page right out of obammy’s playbook:

Obammy sat in the front row of Wright’s anti-American diatribes for 20 years but never heard any of it.

Gerggy-boy said something similar about Van Jones. He never heard any of those things he said.

Way to go, gerggy-boy. Follow in The Messiah’s footsteps.


13 posted on 09/08/2009 3:14:38 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

David Gergen must be a fag. There’s no other explanation.


14 posted on 09/08/2009 3:34:38 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

as for Gergen, the poet once said, “What a tool”


15 posted on 09/08/2009 3:36:11 AM PDT by fortunate sun (Fight the marxist occupation of America. Support the Healthcare Insurrection.)
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To: healy61
What does the phrase,”no balance of understanding” mean.

It's a lame attempt to apply some moral relativism to Van Jones' background. As in "so what if he is a truther and a deserver and an avowed communist, amongst many other negative things? He said he was trying to do something nice and he went to good schools just like I did."

But you're right. It is nonsense on every level.

16 posted on 09/08/2009 3:37:18 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Gergen must be a closet commie if he chooses to defend jones.


17 posted on 09/08/2009 3:37:28 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Note to Gergen:

[Speechless...]


18 posted on 09/08/2009 4:35:06 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
CNN senior political analyst David Gergen

Another clown! What is it this morning?

ML/NJ

19 posted on 09/08/2009 4:39:15 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Man, someday I want to meet this little Gergen pussy in a dark alley!


20 posted on 09/08/2009 4:40:02 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

David Gergen = Beltway slut.


21 posted on 09/08/2009 4:40:34 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

CNN’s Gergen on Van Jones: ‘Sad to See a Man of Good Work Get So Little Credit’

Wow, are these people morons or what...............


22 posted on 09/08/2009 4:43:44 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Proud to have made Communist Leader Obama's hit list at flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I don’t see how ANY sober person can think that Van Jones was useful for anything more than enabling Socialism—or worse. Since, I DO think that David Gergen is a sober heavyweight, my conclusion is that he is a Socialist (and probably always has been).


23 posted on 09/08/2009 4:46:32 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: angkor
Lenin, Marx, Stalin, Hitler, Van Jones...etc. Surely they all had some positive qualities and TRIED to do some good things in their lives. So what? That doesn't mean squat. Gerkin is a fellow traveling fool.
24 posted on 09/08/2009 4:51:43 AM PDT by JPG
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
went out and worked with ex-prisoners, tried to create green jobs for them

What were the "green jobs"? Walking across the Green Grass of people's lawns distributing flyers expounding about "Green Jobs"?

25 posted on 09/08/2009 4:58:29 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Voter62vb

“Walking across the green grass of peoples lawns, distributing flyers,” LOL,a perfect discription of a ‘green job.


26 posted on 09/08/2009 6:07:41 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: qwertypie

Not necessarily. He could be a TRAITOR.


27 posted on 09/08/2009 6:23:01 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The tiger has been poked in the eye. He is going to be p*ssed. Better ramp our offensive two-fold.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I could not find Van Jones in the State Bar of CA directory. Perhaps his proper name is not “Van”. Dunno. Does anyone know where he is admitted? Attending law school (perhaps by affirmative actions admission)is one thing, passing a bar exam is another.

My take on Gergen’s remark is to restate it thusly:

“Sad to see a man deserving of so little credit get a good and important job in the White House.”


28 posted on 09/08/2009 7:27:05 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

He is also known as “Anthony K. Jones”.


29 posted on 09/08/2009 7:30:23 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (The tiger has been poked in the eye. He is going to be p*ssed. Better ramp our offensive two-fold.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Ah, I see, admitted to CA bar in 1999. OK.


30 posted on 09/08/2009 9:39:17 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

““It’s a sad day to see a man of good work get so little credit,”
CNN senior political analyst David Gergen regretted about Van Jones
on Monday’s Anderson Cooper 360,...”

Mrs. David Gergen: PLEASE get your husband to a good neurologist STAT!!!
He needs a good workup to see if some sort of pharmacological
intervention is needed before his condition gets worse.
(If it possibly could...)


31 posted on 09/08/2009 9:43:11 AM PDT by VOA
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