Byron York did a little experiment yesterday morning:
From a Nexis search a few moments ago:
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the New York Times: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy in the Washington Post: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on NBC Nightly News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on ABC World News: 0.
Total words about the Van Jones controversy on CBS Evening News: 0.
The New York Times, CBS and NBC are apparently still enforcing the Jones news blackout as of the time of this post.
It's good to be a Democrat, getting free PR and political cover from all of the largest media outlets. Sure, that only hides things like the despicable Jones from the uninformed segment of the population, but that is a core Democrat constituency, and keeping them uninformed is vital to their ability to win elections.
Mickey Kaus gets his wish: “I’ve been waiting for the day when a prominent pol resigns and for print MSM readers it appears to be out-of-the-blue, though everyone on the Web knows the whole story.”
This story truly is symbolic of the death of the mainstream media as a serious news source.