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BREITBART: Couric should look in mirror
The WAshington Times ^ | September 7, 2009 | BREITBART: Couric should look in mirror

Posted on 09/07/2009 7:05:29 AM PDT by libstripper

Now that White House "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones has resigned, what's next?

Inevitably, the American mainstream media - ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, et al - must be held to account for sitting on the sidelines as this major story kept building without them, went viral on YouTube, and then became so large that a key appointee of President Obama was forced to step down.

But with their decision to ignore the Jones story, they may have actually done Mr. Obama far more harm than good: Who vetted this guy? How did he get past the FBI? What did he

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jones; katietheclown; msm; obama; tedbaxter
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1 posted on 09/07/2009 7:05:29 AM PDT by libstripper
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The State Run Media is dying a death of a thousand cuts. The interesting fact is that they are doing to themselves. They deserve their fate.


2 posted on 09/07/2009 7:09:58 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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3 posted on 09/07/2009 7:10:59 AM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: libstripper
The lying, commie supporting left wing media thought as they usually do that the omission would benefit the entity they wish to support. Instead the proof they are leftist scum rose to the surface for all to see again.

Although the stupid still remain willfully blind so they will be replaced.

4 posted on 09/07/2009 7:12:01 AM PDT by PRO 1 (POX on posters who's political bent causes them to refuse to be confused by the FACTS!!!!!!)
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To: libstripper
How did he get past the FBI?
Did it get past the FBI? That is the more relevant question.
5 posted on 09/07/2009 7:13:53 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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I think it got past the FBI and SS in the sense that the Illegal Alien did an end run around both agencies.


6 posted on 09/07/2009 7:15:51 AM PDT by libstripper
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But until then, the growing alternative media of Internet and talk radio and a burgeoning mass of justifiably angry Americans will make every effort to expose the sham that is mainstream journalism.

"Everything about socialism is sham and affectation." - 23.11 - "Economic Harmonies" - 23 Evil. Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

7 posted on 09/07/2009 7:16:17 AM PDT by PGalt
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There are so many things we would not if we read, say, The Dallas Morning News from cover to cover every day.

The media doesn’t seem to have any desire to wake up.


8 posted on 09/07/2009 7:18:25 AM PDT by altura (Sarah for President)
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But with their decision to ignore the Jones story, they may have actually done Mr. Obama far more harm than good: Who vetted this guy? How did he get past the FBI

Vetted him?
Past the FBI?
He was not being appointed to a Cabinent position. He was not applying for a Federal Job.
He was hand picked by Obama and GIVEN a position.PERIOD. That is how it was done in Chicago and in in the dreamlands of Socialism/Communism that Obama operates from.


9 posted on 09/07/2009 7:20:38 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Proud to have made Communist Leader Obama's hit list at flag@whitehouse.gov)
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“Inevitably, the American mainstream media - ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, et al - must be held to account for sitting on the sidelines”

No, wrong. The Mainstream Media was busy. They were busy investigating Sarah Palin. After all, she was spotted wearing a jacket with a logo on it.

And she gave an interview while a turkey was being slaughtered.

That is really *important* journalism, not such trivial fluff as a “Czar” who’s a communist in the Obama Administration...

The Mainstream Media is always looking out for us. I’m so glad.


10 posted on 09/07/2009 7:20:58 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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Fantastic post!


11 posted on 09/07/2009 7:34:34 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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“Newsweek” being probably the biggest loser of the bunch, as liberalism slides into senility its losing subscribers in droves.


12 posted on 09/07/2009 7:42:29 AM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: mazda77
How did he get past the FBI? Did it get past the FBI? That is the more relevant question.

I suspect that the SS and the FBI had all the data on these creatures. They passed it to Bambi's team and were told to," FO..We won."

13 posted on 09/07/2009 7:44:51 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Valerie Jarrett vetted him in a room at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.


14 posted on 09/07/2009 8:03:03 AM PDT by scooby321 (and)
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To: junta

Newsweek is now the size of a pamphlet.


15 posted on 09/07/2009 8:08:23 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: libstripper

the media agrees with JOnes, so they had no problem with any of the stuff you and I are freaking out on.


16 posted on 09/07/2009 8:10:04 AM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: libstripper

Thanks for posting this gem.


17 posted on 09/07/2009 8:10:53 AM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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Yes but they have two pamphlets out this week, both with Ted Kennedy on the front cover.


18 posted on 09/07/2009 8:13:54 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: SECURE AMERICA
"He was not being appointed to a Cabinent position. He was not applying for a Federal Job."

I think Breitbart's point is anyone who physically works at the White House gets a FBI security check. Even if they don't deal directly with classified information, they still are in such close proximity to the CIC, that the FBI is tasked with ensuring they don't pose any physical threat to our WH occupants.

There are plenty of public record comments and problems with his personal record that should have, and probably would have drawn some objections from the FBI. If we had an honest media in this country, that alone should be a story and impetus enough for them to cover it. Did the FBI object to Jones? And, if so, to whom did they object and who gave Jones the clearance necessary? Rahm? Obama himself?

Once those questions are asked and answer, it becomes virtually impossible for the WH to claim that they didn't know about his background, nor did they know about his signing of the Truther statement. Of course they knew, because the FBI surely would have told them.

19 posted on 09/07/2009 8:24:25 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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It will just push more folks over to Fox News. Fox has been harping on the fact that everyone else in the news business ignored the Van Jones story. When only one network covers a story that turns out to be true that network gains tons of credibility with the public.


20 posted on 09/07/2009 8:27:19 AM PDT by LiberConservative (OneBigAssMistakeAmerica)
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