September 7, 2009


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 say, and how did he answer the infamous seven-page questionnaire that all Obama appointees were required to fill out? Inquiring Freedom of Information Act minds want to know.

For most people in this country, the resignation was the first they had heard of Van Jones. For this sin of journalistic omission, there’s institutional media blame. Bias is too tame a word for the utter shamelessness on display: Only Republican scandals – real and imagined – matter.

And it’s not just those the Democratic-Media Complex dub as “mobs” or “tea baggers” that are taking notice. Diminishing audience and evaporating subscribership reflect widespread consumer dissatisfaction. Eventually, the money will run out. . . . All eyes are on the media. We are judging them by the standard they taught us during Watergate: “The cover-up is worse than the crime.”

What other major stories are they missing — or sitting on? Stay tuned . . . .

UPDATE: A reader emails:

Well, there’s:
—the public pension tsunami headed our way
—the funneling of billions to ACORN, union pals, etc. to be used to fund the Democratic Party
—the stated intent to create 650,000 additional government jobs in the next 4 years
—the almost-universal collapse of unionized sectors (including governments)
—vote fraud—in all its various forms
—corruption in the bureaucracy (not one SEC bureaucrat was fired over the Madoff debacle)
—fraud in Medicaid, Medicare, workers comp, etc. (they could run a story every day)

That’s just off the top of my head. Given time I could come up with dozens of other examples where they miss the big story.

Yeah, that’s just scratching the subject. I think a good investigative journalist could do a lot more.

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