On Thursday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, FNC host Baier ran a report by correspondent James Rosen describing a “troubling pattern of behavior” by President Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones. The report noted some of the controversial statements and connections of Jones, who has not only described himself in the past with such words as “Marxist” and “radical,” but has also been linked to 9/11 Truthers and radical groups such as one organization whose manifesto “equated those killed on 9/11 with, quote, ‘the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world.'” The report also showed a clip of Jones from last year accusing “white polluters” of “steering poison” into minority communities.
Rosen ran a soundbite of University of Virginia Politics Professor Larry Sabato — known for his willingness to criticize politicians of both parties — who noted that such a controversial figure in the Bush administration would have ignited a “national hurrah of magnificent proportions.” Sabato: “If a Bush official had made anything comparable to what Mr. Jones has said and done, no doubt there would have been a national hurrah of magnificent proportions.”
The FNC correspondent concluded his report by relaying that White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had dismissed the matter contendnig that “President Obama feels no need to comment or to have Gibbs comment on remarks that pre-dated Jones’ White House service and for which Jones himself has apologized.”
Rosen added: “However, Bret, our exchange with Robert Gibbs occurred before this word of Jones’ involvement with the 9/11 Truthers had surfaced.”
Below is a complete transcript of the report from the Thursday, September 3, Special Report with Bret Baier on FNC:
Did you know Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar”, Van Jones, is a self admitted communist? Did you know audio surfaced of an interview with him where he spoke of incrementalist revolution? These extreme views are not even denied by the Czar. Did you have any idea he signed a document asking for the investigation of the U.S. government for orchestrating the events of 911? Did you know after bloggers exposed him as a conspiracy theorist he lamely claimed he didn’t know what he was signing and did not hold the views of a government conspiracy? Did you know that after his denial more documents surfaced exposing his involvement in anti-war, and 911 conspiracy groups as early as 2002?
If you answered yes to any of these you can thank bloggers like Gateway Pundit and Naked Emporer News. They did the job the MSM should have done. Not only were they the ones that did the research and exposed this radical, but even after the truth was out there the majority of the media continue to ignore it.
If you were to rely on the New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, CBS Evening News or even all of the combined for all your news you would have absolutely no idea what we are talking about.
It comes as no surprise the media are ignoring this huge controversy. After all, it could hurt the President’s already tanking popularity.
Green Jobs Czar: Wants to ‘Focus’ on ‘Creat(ing) Jobs’; Told Newsweek He Can’t Define What Green Job Is
Avowed Communist and Barack Obama Administration “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones late yesterday released via the White House press office a statement apologizing for offending anyone with any of a series of inflammatory and indeed ridiculous things he has said in the (very recent) past.
The latest bit of Jones inanity news was in fact not something he said, but rather something on to which he signed. That would be an October 26, 2004 “Truth Statement” that asserts amongst other things that President George W. Bush had a hand in the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Making Jones a 9-11 “Truther” (sort of like a “Birther,” but with a lot less media coverage), i.e. a conspiracy-addled doofus. (He is addled by other conspiracy theories as well, but for now this will do.)
In said apology statement, Jones uttered the following:
That last sentence is interesting. After all, he is the”Green Jobs Czar,” right? We are asked to forget that (amongst other things) he thinks the previous President and the government for which he now works had a hand in murdering nearly 3,000 of its citizens, and allow him get back to creating those “green jobs.”
But there is a problem. As we originally highlighted, Jones is unable to define what a “green job” is. In fact, no one is. From our July 29th effort:
By the by, the Leftist group The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for helping to write the stimulus bill, which steered $60 billion towards developing “green jobs.” Which coincidentally is their mission:
Again, they can’t define what “green jobs” are. Again, no one can.
On The Apollo Alliance Board is (or was; regardless, he was there) – Van Jones, who got the “Green Jobs Czar” gig overseeing the $60 billion.
Will Jones direct any of that copious coin back to his current/former pals at The Apollo Alliance to help not create any undefinable “green jobs?” ‘Twould be nice were Newsweek, or anyone in the media, to ask.
He apparently warranted some coverage then; he definitely warrants some (more) now.
Yesterday we highlighted reports from the Washington Times‘ Amanda Carpenter confirming that President Barack Obama’s hand picked Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones, signed a statement in 2004 accusing President George Bush of deliberately allowing 9/11 to happen as a pretext for war.
Jones then claimed yesterday that he “did not carefully review the language in the petition before agreeing to add his name.”
Again, Green Jobs Czar is the perfect job for a 9/11 truther. Just as Popular Mechanics has debunked all of the crazy 9/11 truther claims, research both here in the U.S., and abroad, has repeatedly demonstrated that subsidizing high cost renewable energies destroys more jobs than it creates.
Crazy is as crazy does.