Sunday, September 6, 2009

Glenn Beck Gets First Scalp: Van Jones Resigns

I find the attack on Van Jones from the right to be hypocritical. Conservative pundits like Glenn Beck fought hard to discredit Jones and paint him as a communist radical wishing to undercut the government, and recent revelations about Jones' involvement with the "truthers" just cemented it for the Republicans.

What I find hypocritical is that it is wrong for a person to have doubt about September 11th and buy into a conspiracy theory, but it is okay for conservatives to perpetuate the "birther" conspiracy, and continually doubt the legitimacy of the president and the executive branch.

I don't agree with either "truther" or "birther" conspiracy, but apparently the conservatives have monopolized the definition of what conspiracy is acceptable. Jones' resignation from his position will only add more fuel to Beck's fire, and lend credence to his belief about subversives in the government... after all, why would Jones resign if he did nothing wrong (even though he never denied Beck's accusations).  What is dangerous is if Glenn Beck steps up his conspiracy theories and attacks, in hopes to discredit more of the Obama administration and advance his agenda, considering one of his targets is already out, he can focus even more air time to the other so-called radicals.
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