Were I not enjoying the last few days of an unusual vacation, I might blog more on two issues receiving scant attention from the mainstream media, but which show a level of corruption and radicalism among Washington Democrats that would raise the hackles of tens of millions of Americans, including many who pulled the lever last fall for Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates, if they knew.
The first, of course, is the radical background of the President’s former green jobs czar Van Jones who resigned within the past twenty-four hours. Both Glenn and Michelle (the latter also in her Buzzworthy column) have a plethora of links to thoughtful commentary on the right.
In this post, Glenn links a couple of bloggers who, like Ed Driscoll, observe that it really wasn’t until the Obama Administration official’s resignation that those who rely on the MSM for news learned of his radical past:
Scott Johnson: “Jones was also a perfect symbol of the dereliction of the mainstream media in the Age of Obama. Those who rely on the New York Times for their news, for example, will learn of Jones’s departure some time soon, but it will come as a great surprise to them, and well after the shouting is over. Whatever Jones said is already heard indistinctly, like a distant echo, in the Times’s lame overnight report.”
The other story is the various scandals swirling around the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charlie Rangel on whom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “loath to drop the hammer.”
Can you imagine the heat generated in the MSM if, during the days of Republican control of Congress, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee had a similarly checkered career? Or if W had tapped a radical Clinton-hater to his White House staff?