Total words about Van Jones controversy from NYT, Wash. Post, NBC, ABC and CBS? Zero.

Jones, almost by the hour, is being belatedly vetted by the New Media because the Old Media took a pass — and the White House itself had no intention of speaking up until called upon.

Is it really this easy to work at the White House? Can you really have done a jail stretch, actually been twice arrested (once during the Rodney King riots and a second time during the 1999 free trade riots in Seattle) and work in the White House? Can you even get into the White House when you have a history with the police?

Maybe Congress should use Jones as an opportunity to question the whole legality of csar appointments, which just seems to be a White House end run around Congressional approvals in the first place.

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