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Patterico’s Pontifications » L.A. Times: Van Jones Controversy “Raged Almost Entirely on Conservative Talk Shows and Websites”

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

WOW.  Its amazing to actually catch the LA Times get something right.  Oh… wait.  They are saying its a bad thing.  Oh, I get it.  For a second there I thought they were giving credit to the blogs for actually doing investigation and for covering a story they refused to.  Oops.

Yes, that’s what we call sarcasm.

The L.A. Times’s Peter Wallsten runs interference for Obama and Van Jones, framing the controversy as a political attack fostered by right-wing media:

Responding to a firestorm that raged almost entirely on conservative talk shows and websites, the White House today announced the resignation of a top environmental advisor who had made fiery remarks about Republicans and signed a petition questioning whether the U.S. government had any role in planning the Sept. 11 attacks.

Could it be any clearer? These are not legitimate complaints, Peter Wallsten is telling you with his wording. These were politically motivated complaints generated by right-wing extremists.

Of course, the real reason that the controversy raged almost entirely on conservative media is because traditional media were not doing their fucking jobs. As far as I am aware, only one guy was nonpartisan enough to pursue this story: Jake Tapper. Everyone else sort of hoped it would go away.

Patterico’s Pontifications » L.A. Times: Van Jones Controversy “Raged Almost Entirely on Conservative Talk Shows and Websites”

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