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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 8, 2009/ 19 Elul 5769

‘Truthers’ and Consequences

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "The white polluters and the white environmentals are essentially steering poison into the people of colored communities."

"This movement is deeper than a solar panel. Deeper than a solar panel. Don't stop there. Don't stop there. No, we're going to change the whole system. We're going to change the whole thing. We're not going to put a new battery in a broken system. We want a new system. We want a new system."

                — both quotes by Van Jones, former green jobs "czar"


The above quotes — courtesy of the Glenn Beck Show — are critical information. Without access to them, most Americans can be forgiven for not even knowing who Van Jones is, much less why he "resigned" his job in the Obama administration. Yet Van Jones, despite his warped views of white people in particular and America in general, is not the story. Here's the story:


Once again, the mainstream media has demonstrated that their bias isn't limited to what they report. What they fail to report is just as damning.


Can anyone with the remotest sense of fairness imagine virtually every major media outlet ignoring any conservative/white person/Republican who uttered the above quotes? Or course not. Only "progressives," apparently even bigoted ones, ones get such preferred treatment. But it gets even worse. The reaction of a mainstream media literally forced by the turn of events to follow this story (even they can't ignore a high-profile resignation) is stunning:


Glenn Beck and Fox News are to "blame" for forcing Jones out of his job, all of Jones' critics are "racist," and such a "victory" emboldens those who "hate" president Obama. As I have mentioned numerous times, the mainstream media is "all in" with the Obama administration. If he goes down in flames, they go with him. I've also repeatedly mentioned that the prevailing mindset of this administration, its inhabitants, and the majority of Democrats in Congress is that America is a fundamentally flawed nation requiring a complete overhaul.


Van Jones is very likely the tip of a large, radical iceberg. The fact that he had a job in the Obama administration demonstrates one of two immutable truths: either the administration's vetting process is grossly incompetent for allowing a radical racist to gain employment—or they are of the same mindset regarding America, and Jones was a perfect fit.


The media and the administration can spin this episode any way they want. But thanks to Fox's Glenn Beck — whose chief "crime" in this particular case is apparently that of being an investigative journalist —no one can walk the proverbial horse back into the barn.


Van Jones, despite a coordinated effort undertaken to cleanse his reputation, cannot be "unquoted."


One more "insignificant" detail about Mr. Jones: in 2004, he signed a Truther Movement petition. Truthers are those Americans who believe the Bush administration was behind the 9/11 attacks. Jones claims the document "does not reflect (his) views now or ever."


Memo to Mr. Jones: nice try, but you can't "unsign" your name any more than you can be unquoted.


Small picture: the only one responsible for Van Jones being unemployed is Van Jones himself — period. Big picture: the mainstream media is headed for self-inflicted irrelevancy, courtesy of their bias, lack of integrity, and laziness.


It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of in-the-tank, progressivist cheerleaders.

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Previously:


09/01/09:
A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

© 2009, Arnold Ahlert

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