Why Is CNN using Cop-Hater, Leftist Revolutionary Van Jones to Report on #Ferguson?
Why Is CNN using Cop-Hater, Leftist Revolutionary Van Jones to Report on Ferguson?
@davidzurawik /Hmm …Not sure u r worth responding to. Never heard of u before. Paltry # of followers & almost no RTs. Shallow analysis.
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) November 27, 2014
The TV critic for the Baltimore Sun, Dave Zurawik, is catching flak for having the temerity to call out CNN for having leftist cop-hater Anthony K. “Van” Jones in Ferguson commenting on the riots.
Zurawik made his statements about Jones and CNN in a Sun column and a radio interview last week.
Zurawik slammed Jones for downplaying the riots as the work of a “small number of knuckleheads.”
Zurawik also said, “Absolutely no credentials for this. One of the fiercest ideologues on cable television… He’s exactly the same kind of character that Karl Rove is for Fox. Why would you put him on the streets?…”
Jones took to Twitter to respond to Zurawik. As reported by Mediaite, Jones listed his history of being awarded for leftist rabble-rousing against the police. (The Mediaite report also has the radio interview by Zurawik.)
The Huffington Post published an article Monday defending Jones and demanding an apology from Zurawik and the Sun.
Zurawik raised a good question, but he doesn’t know the half of it.
Jones is by trade a community agitator, er organizer. He spent years in the Oakland-San Francisco area agitating against law enforcement and working with America hating leftists.
The communist led riots in Ferguson and protests around the country are Van Jones’s dream come true. He will not hurt the revolution by criticizing it on national television.
Here is some of Jones’ history that Zurawik probably is unaware of as his fellow reporters don’t like to report such truths about Obama allies:
In 2001, Jones helped organize and lead a rally the day after the terrorist attacks of September 11 at which speakers cheered the attacks and called the terrorists “heroes.”
“We’re always seeing America dropping bombs on people. Now the chicken is coming home to roost, as Malcolm say. (Cheers from the crowd.) We gotta deal with it. They got people so dedicated they gonna commit suicide to make their point. We gotta understand there’s a war going on that people are fighting for their own life, for their land. Right? We gotta support those people. We cannot let the lies of the media take our spirits down. We don’t want to see our people dying, innocent people dying. But in fighting a war, they don’t have the army to fight and block our warfare with the American people. Don’t call them cowards. They’re heroes that died. And they’re the people that we have to support in this case. The people of color are rising here and we gotta understand that. I just want to say we gotta support and don’t let this thing turn your spirits down. Turn ’em up!”
Jones himself said at the rally:
“It’s the bombs that the government has been dropping around the world that are now blowing up inside the U.S. borders.”
“We’ve got something stronger than bombs, we have solidarity. That dream of revolutionary change is stronger than bombs.”
Jones bragged on Twitter to Zurawik that he has a law degree from Yale. Yet in an interview published several years ago Jones admitted he went to Yale because didn’t have to worry about grades so he could a “radical hellraiser student” “guaranteed to graduate.”
.@davidzurawik /What if CNN used a Yale-educated attorney who won 1998 Reebok International Human Rights Award for his work on police abuse?
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) November 27, 2014
“I had a professor who encouraged me to apply to Harvard and Yale [for law school], which was almost unheard of for students coming from the kind of public schools that I was coming from in the rural South. I was accepted to both places, and decided to go to Yale because Yale didn’t have any grades and was smaller than Harvard. I figured, once I enroll I’m guaranteed to graduate, so I can just go and be a radical hellraiser student, and they can’t do anything about it. Which is pretty much what happened.”
In 2004 Jones called police “blue polyester fools” who ”all have one thought, obey, obey, obey.”
“Van Jones, Barack Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, verbally attacked police officers at a ‘Racial Justice Rally’ held in front of the Federal Building in San Francisco in June 2004.
“A report by Tiny in Poor Magazine posted at Indymedia’s Indybay.org about the rally quotes Van Jones as saying of the police officers watching over the rally, “See those men in ugly blue polyester over there? They all have one thought: ‘Obey, obey, obey’.”
“The report’s other quote from Jones is, ” “We’re gonna fight together and love together and liberate these blue polyester fools too.””
In 2003 Jones issued an agit-prop CD which featured a statement by Jones taking sides in a ‘global struggle’ against America:
“”We see violence against poor people and poor people of color within the U.S. border, at the U.S. border, and beyond the U.S. border and you see U.S. tax dollars funding all of it. And so we have this now global struggle against the U.S. led security apparatus and military agenda that impacts people here and impacts people around the world and I think that we need to see our problems as linked.”
Don’t apologize Zurawik and the Sun. Demand CNN explain themselves for having a cop-hating leftist revolutionary cover Ferguson.