Where’s the Truther Beef?

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So as we begin the Labor Day weekend, I did a little search around the right wing blogs who are relentlessly shouting that Van Jones is a Truther (based on pages at hate sites and Truther sites), to see if any of them have found anything else that ties Jones to the Truther movement. Van Jones certainly had no inhibitions about speaking out on every other far left subject, so surely if he really were a Truther, there would be a statement from him somewhere … right?

When this “news” came out, I spent hours searching the web for any corroboration at all in Jones’ own words that he believes the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy by the US government. If I had found something, I was prepared to start yelling as loud as anyone about it, because I utterly despise Truthers.

I found: nothing. Nothing at all.

So I looked around those right wing blogs this morning because I was curious to see if any of them had found real proof for this accusation, apart from the word of Truthers and hate sites, and found: nothing. Nothing at all.

The bottom line: there seems to be absolutely no evidence that Jones is a Truther, except his name on a Truther document. And in that case, we’ve shown that the Truthers lied to several of the “signatories” and told them they were signing a simple, legitimate call for further investigations, then added the conspiracy raving at a later date. In the case of author Rachel Ehrenfeld, they added her name to the document without her knowledge. Does that sound like a credible source of information to you?

For pointing this out, I’ve been viciously attacked and smeared all over the web, and have now received well over 100 hate mails calling me every foul name in the book.

As I wrote yesterday, I’m no fan of Van Jones, and won’t shed a tear if he’s forced to step down from his post.

But it’s sad and disgusting to see the same bloggers who spent years mocking and criticizing the Truthers and sites like rense.com, suddenly turn around and hold them up as valid sources of information — despite the fact that there is absolutely no corroboration anywhere else on the web.

The only conclusion I can reach is that they’re so overcome by hatred for Barack Obama that the judgment centers in their brains have been permanently switched off.

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