Why did the press ignore the Van Jones scandal?

From Byron York:

Times readers didn’t know it, but the causes for Jones’ departure included the fact that he signed a 2004 petition supporting the so-called “9/11 truther” movement; that he was a self-professed communist during much of the 1990s; that he supported the cop-killer Mumia abu-Jamal; that in 2008 he accused “white polluters” of “steering poison into the people of color communities”; and that earlier this year, speaking to a friendly crowd in Berkeley, Calif., he called Republicans “a–holes.”

When controversy erupted, Jones apologized for the “truther” episode and his remarks about the GOP, but the Times, having not reported the original story, also failed to report the apologies.

Mainstream news is going to continue to bleed subscribers/money until they learn that customers are looking for news, not opinion.

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