Beck rationalizes his fear of Van Jones
Via Naked Emperor News 1:
On Beck's "news" site, The Blaze, this video was introduced with a headline that also served as the story. In the style of yellow journalism, the all-caps headline read:
‘YOU NOT AMERICA’: DESPERATE TO REMAIN RELEVANT VAN JONES BEGS GLENN FOR TV TIME AS HE ATTACKS FOX’S PATRIOTISM; SAYS IT’S UN-AMERICAN TO ABUSE CHILDREN WITH YOUR LIES
Van Jones "desparate to remain relevant." That's a clever spin to convey an unwillingness to face a more intelligent and better educated opponent. On his show this morning, Beck discussed this challenge in his typical manner: by smearing Jones with his past. Via Beck's website and under the headline "Van Jones still obsessed with Glenn:"
One lie that readily comes to mind is that, according to Beck, Van Jones is a communist, something Beck said repeatedly about Van Jones. Van Jones was a communist, just as Glenn Beck was a lush, but Van Jones is now a green capitalist just as Glenn Beck is now on the wagon. Van Jones has changed, but Beck smears Van Jones repeatedly as a communist and on this story board a "Marxist revolutionary." Does that mean that Beck's critics should consider his lies, hypocrisies and smears as the symptoms of a drunk? That would be the dishonest manner that Beck exhibits whenever he addressed Van Jones.
Beck's rally this summer currently has the theme, "Restoring Courage." Beck is not showing courage by blowing Van Jones' challenge to debate him off. Just the opposite is the case. Beck is demonstrating again that he will not face a superior intellect and debate that person. Is it fear? Is it an understanding that Beck's lies, deceptions and smears would come out in a debate? Beck is very good as a propagandist standing in the comfort and isolation of his studios, but he will not face the targets of his attacks for some reason. Until Beck, a chickenhawk who did not join the military and will not accept a challenge to debate, shows that he has real courage, his "restoring courage" theme can be considered as nothing more than a marketing scheme, or more accurately, a marketing scam.
Update, 6/21/11: Van Jones was a guest on The Ed Show last night, and he elaborated on his claims that Beck is smearing him and reiterated his challenge to Mr. Beck. Via MSNBC:
For a summary about Glenn Beck, see "Becoming Paul Revere"