Van Jones, Victim Of Hate-broadcast Terrorism

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[Black Star News Editorial]

So we see the Witch hunt escalating. This is just the beginning.

Van Jones, the White House environmental adviser resigned last night following a smear campaign launched by Glenn Beck and other Republicans.

Jones, who is Black, was criticized as a "radical" whose views are out of the mainstream.

The Republicans dug up various incidents from Jones' background; that he once headed an organization that fought police brutality; that he was one of the demonstrators who protested the police brutalization of Rodney King; that he once described himself as a socialist; that he criticized white owned companies for dumping toxic waste in African American neighborhoods; and that he signed a petition which questioned whether the government's laxity allowed the 9/11 tragedy to occur.

Jones is a brilliant graduate of Yale and is respected globally as an expert on "green" jobs and the environment.

So, without giving Jones the opportunity to address or rebut any of his attackers, cyber terrorists started spreading the allegations over the Internet and over hate-broadcast news shows such as Glenn Beck's.

Glenn Beck is the same verbal terrorist who, on national television, lost his mind a few weeks ago and accused President Obama --whose mother was White and was raised by White grandparents-- of being a "racist" who was against "the White culture."

Several major corporate advertisers withdrew their ads from Glenn Beck's show; in retaliation, he went after Van Jones.

There will be more of this type of witch hunt. Republicans will go through the trash cans of all Presidential appointees, dig whatever may appear objectionable, when not placed in context, and spread the information over the hate-broadcast waves presided over by Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

We have already seen how these hate-broadcast terrorists, who are ironically paid tens of millions of dollars and have medical coverage, have distorted the healthcare reform debate.

We saw how they maligned the president's plan to address the nation's students and urge them to work hard in school, by labeling it as "political brainwashing."

Ironically, if this country were to judge everyone by their past actions and utterances alone, Glenn Beck wouldn't even have a show; this goes for Limbaugh as well.

Glenn Beck refers to himself as a "recovering alcoholic and drug addict"; it’s unclear whether this means it’s all in the past.  People in the communities where Van Jones grow up don't ever get that luxury; they're sent up the river.

Glenn Beck also has a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; it's possible that this might contribute to such erratic behavior as accusing a man with a White mother and White grandparents of being a "racist." Only in Glenn Beck's perverted mind; of whatever part of it that is still functional.

Make no mistake, these hate-broadcast terrorists want to undo the results of the 2008 election.

They will oppose the president on everything he does; not out of principle or the national interest, but simply because they hate the fact that the base for their narrow partisan views continue to shrink.

When Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are leaders of the opposition, you know the Republican party, and the country is in serious trouble.

God Protect America.

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