As late as Friday, as the Jones matter began to boil over, it had not been reported at all in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC. Although the Post and CBS went on to report the Jones story on Saturday, the Times did not inform its readers about the Jones matter until after Jones resigned
The public outcry on Van Jones resulted in White House announcement early Sunday 9-6-09 of his resignation.
How could this happen when the all powerful media of New York Times, Washington Post, evening news of ABC, NBC and CBS failed to inform their audience of the controversy. In all fairness the Post and CBS did report it finally Saturday 9-5.
Yet so much controversy and outcry was out there from the public. The public knew and it made a difference so much so Van Jones is gone. I wonder if this is a sign people no longer have to have them for their news--after all this is a definite sign of their untrustworthiness when they can not even report the news about the adviser to the President so I guess people are deciding they are no longer news outlets but rather mis-information outlets--what a waste. Read more