Van Jones, President Obama's ultra-radical "green jobs" czar, resigned just after midnight Sunday morning -- as if to say he were being wrongfully executed -- and supporters are portraying him as a patriot and a victim.
He is neither.
His writings, utterings and actions prove him to be anti-American, racist and a self-avowed communist.
The "mainstream" media ignored those facts as long as they could, some even failing to report Jones' belated and half-hearted apologies last Wednesday and Thursday for his profane disparagements of political opponents and for his having signed a petition alleging our own government conspired in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
So, his resignation over the holiday weekend probably surprised those who weren't following the story through alternative media outlets.
Jones -- who blames whites for pollution and mass killings, and the U.S. for the plight of Palestinians and other ills -- bitterly claims a "smear" campaign of "lies and distortions" brought him down.
OK, where are the lies?
Is it that he considered himself a communist? Hmm. His own words. Is it that he believed the U.S. government was complicit in the 9-11 attacks? Hmm. His own signature. Is it that he blames whites for pollution? Hmm. His own words.
So, yes, he's being smeared -- with his own words. With the facts. With the truth.
None of his toxic mess will spill over to Obama, naturally. The media would never hear of it.
But it must be asked: How did someone with such a radical past and outlook get so high in the federal government? And what about the administration's dozens of other unelected, unaccountable czars?
To answer the first of those two questions, two of Jones' biggest supporters are Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
"Supporters say the administration surely knew his background when they appointed Jones," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle .
Here's another question: How is it that so many radicals are so closely associated with Barack Obama -- from Jeremiah Wright to William Ayers to Van Jones and more? When is someone in the mainstream media going to ask if this is a total coincidence, or if this pattern reveals something about our president and his own beliefs?