Skip to comments.Far-Right Site Gains Influence in Obama Era (AfterBirther defends Jones, goes after WND, Beck)
Posted on 09/04/2009 10:16:40 AM PDT by pissant
On April 12, the conservative Website WorldNetDaily published an expose on newly appointed White House green czar Van Jones that labeled the environmental activists a an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader.
Based on readily available online sources, including an alternative weekly paper in Oakland, California, Aaron Kleins piece had a sensational titleWill a red help blacks go green?and a sensational spin. In the 2005 profile of Jones that Klein cited, reporter Eliza Strickland recalled Joness first year out of Yale Law School, working for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in the Bay Area, and how when he was observing the first large rally since the lifting of the citys state of emergency, he got swept up in mass arrests, then came to sympathize with the black radicals and communists whod been arrested with him, before leaving them behind to become an environmental activist. In Kleins hands, the story took on a different, more sinister tone: Jones said he first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots, during which time he was arrested.
Kleins story made some small waves online, but it wasnt picked up by the mainstream media until July 23. That was when Glenn Beck first told his Fox News audience about Jones. This is a guy who is a self-avowed communist, said Beck, and he is in the Obama administration this guy wasnt a radical, and then was arrested. He spent six months in jail, came out a communist.
Beck took a shot at the avowed communist Jones again on July 28, again on Aug. 4, again on Aug. 11 (this is a convicted felon, a guy who spent, I think, six months in prison after the Rodney King beating), again
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Our afterbirther friend Mrs Weigel is going after WND.
I bet her head exploded if she saw Beck’s show last night...
Fascinating article. She labels the reporting on Jones “a smear,” but doesn’t make the slightest attempt to show where it is inaccurate. Apparently saying someone is a commie is a smear even if he has publicly stated he is a commie.
Beck is doing a fabulous job of identifying, introducing, and giving a picture of the Obama Czars. I noticed the lack of reporting on this Communist and others of the Obama Court.
It was a “guilt by association” smear. By trying to label WND as specious, the implication is anything coming from them is worthless. Ergo, all this stuff about Jones. That’s the best they can come up with? Huh.
Is there any doubt left in anyone’s mind that the “green” movement is as red as red can be, and that Van Jones represents Lenin’s “Vanguard of the proletariat”?
To be perfectly fair, WND is a very hit and miss site. Some excellent stuff and some real wacko stuff too.
Oh, I agree. I quit visiting, and never went back, after I joined FR. But it's interesting this is the tack they have to take to defend such as Van Jones.
I hope David Weigel check from Soros is big because he sure is busy trying to put out all of these Obama fires.
He pretends he is a libertarian. He’s a left wing bootlicker. I saw him licking Rachel Maddow’s sensible shoes a month or so ago.
I didn’t know that, I do know he has been on protein wisdom and Just one Minute arguing with regulars there on birth certificate threads. He certainly takes a interest in everything Obama. Too much so for it to be coincidental.
WND has been one of the most consistent newsites which at least report the facts they come across, wish more would do that!
They certainly are capable of laying some stink bombs. But certainly no more so than the MSM.
Anyone who attacks WND on FR is not a conservative.
Take your attacks against good conservative sites back to DU or Huffington were they belong. Conservatives and America are in a fight for survival and you are on the wrong side.
WND is a respected site and they are obviously conservative heroes for being the only media to report Van Jones as a communist agent.
"...it wasnt picked up by the mainstream media until July 23. That was when Glenn Beck first told his Fox News audience about Jones.
This is a guy who is a self-avowed communist, said Beck, and he is in the Obama administration this guy wasnt a radical, and then was arrested. He spent six months in jail, came out a communist.
Beck took a shot at the avowed communist Jones again on July 28, again on Aug. 4, again on Aug. 11 (this is a convicted felon, a guy who spent, I think, six months in prison after the Rodney King beating)
Boy, are you wrapped too tight...
You’re the one trying to ruin conservative reputations during a time when conservatives are not only under attack but in danger from the government.
It’s time for you to be responsible for your behavior and to stop doing Obama’s work for him.
Ya da ya da ya da.
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