The Day The Mainstream Media Died

Today, September 6th, 2009, is the day the mainstream media in America officially died.

Many people believe it died years ago, but truth be told, it’s been on life support for quite a few years. Today, in the early morning hours, it finally flat lined. With a quiet resignation handed down in Washington while America slept, the mainstream media slipped into oblivion never to recover.

The mainstream media had let itself go for so long, being propped up by enablers with money and agendas who had no intention to help it recover, that nothing could be done to save it. That’s not to say some didn’t try.

For weeks (even months), some in our country have been offering solutions to the media in the form of honest, non-biased reporting, only to find that the media had no intention of climbing into the ambulance, or grasping the aid being tossed their way. You can’t help those who won’t help themselves, right?

A scandal arose in Washington several days ago when it was discovered that President Obama’s “Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation”, Van Jones, was a radical, a known communist, 9/11 truther, and a racist. The only person in the media who seemed to be shedding light on Van Jones was Glenn Beck who has a program on FOXNews. Mainstream media ignored the story.

I’m sure the White House wasn’t worried about the news of this scandal because the only person talking about it was Glenn Beck, and they had no reason to fear him. Or so they thought. Glenn Beck ran a special series of programs which simply asked questions about the current administration, our Congress, and the state of our nation today. Beck’s program brought in record ratings, and the news of the scandal exploded. Mainstream media ignored the explosion.

We all know that the mainstream media loves scandal. Some of the brightest spots in mainstream media’s long and checkered past involved their insatiable appetite for scandals, especially where Presidents are involved. So what happened this time? Ordinary citizens stepped up with a ferocious appetite and discovered more and more evidence, in Van Jones’ own words. Mainstream media ignored Van Jones’ own words.

Many people first learned the truth about Van Jones when Glenn Beck shed some light on his history, his stalwart belief in communism, his radical beliefs, and his founding of the organization, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).

Bloggers across the country picked up the story and the light got brighter. Twitter was lit up with talk about Van Jones and links to videos of Van Jones started popping up everywhere.

Ordinary citizens uncovered video of Van Jones and his racist beliefs,

and they uncovered video of Van Jones claiming white polluters and environmentalists were poisoning black people.

Then Van Jones himself compared former President Bush to a crackhead,

and he called Republicans “assholes”.

If all of this wasn’t bad enough, evidence surfaced that Van Jones is a 9/11 truther. If you don’t know, 9/11 truthers believe that President Bush and other high level officials in our own government knew about the pending attacks on September 11th, 2001, and allowed them to happen. His name appears on a petition from 2004 demanding a Congressional inquiry of 9/11 and the government’s involvement.

Like many others in Washington who love to address issues without reading them first, Van Jones now claims that he did not read the language in the petition before signing it.

The quiet resignation that was handed down in the early morning hours today was that of Van Jones. It’s apparent that it was going to be too difficult to fight the truth that anyone at the White House expected and they tossed Van under the bus.

In a classic move, knowing that the mainstream media completely missed this entire scandal, Jones decided to try and take advantage of that fact by claiming his resignation was due to a smear campaign filled with lies and distortions.

“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.

I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”

But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.

It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.”

Go back and watch those videos again. Listen to Van Jones in his own words, then read his letter of resignation again. The only person who smeared Van Jones was Van Jones himself. The only person responsible for the videos shown above is Van Jones. The only distraction here is Van Jones himself.

This scandal uncovers a much bigger problem in the White House and questions the credibility of our President. Did the President know about Van Jones’ history? If so, why was he allowed such access to the President? If not, who else is passing through the doors of the White House that we should know more about? The current administration is good at smoke screens and distractions, so I can’t help but think this resignation is meant to help distract us from something else they don’t want us to see. If you need evidence of this just start researching any one of the other 30 or so czars working in the White House. Once you shed light on roaches they don’t wait for one of their own to run for cover, they all scurry back into the darkness as quick as they can.

Now ask yourself, why would mainstream media completely ignore a scandal like this? A self-avowed communist and radical who called for a revolutionary movement in America and believes our own government was responsible for 9/11 was sitting at the table advising our current President and no one in the mainstream media even noticed?

A scandal occurred in our nation’s capitol from it’s very beginning all the way to completion and the mainstream media never even hinted there was a problem. Do we need any more evidence that the mainstream media has flat lined?

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