I started to comment on the previous entry, but my comment got so long-winded that I deemed it worthy of its own post. I recognize I may be the only person deeming it so.
There are many fascinating sidebars to this story--the vetting process (or lack thereof), Mudge's comment on the media blackout, or the belief that many Dems are secret Truthers. What I find most intriguing, though, is the way many outlets are portraying this as 'first scalp claimed by the Right,' as though this man is nothing but a victim of Glenn Beck's hysteria. I'm not a huge Beck fan, but the man is certainly right at times, and has been right on highlighting this story of late.
Liberals have no need for concern, there will be justice for Van Jones. The course of retaliation has been established by the truly execrable Keith Olbermann. He has a Daily Kos post soliciting any dirt on Glenn Beck or his producers, promising to air on his show (to all three of his viewers) anything he can find. I went over the Kos site, and when lightning didn't strike, proceeded to read some of the comments. Some of the winning entries thus far? Whether to go after Beck's Mormon faith, and to determine how solid is standing is with the Church. Whether to go after the fact that his mother committed suicide. And whether to highlight the fact that Beck's mother and Karl Rove's mother both took their own lives. One charmer offered that it's unfortunate that their mothers didn't commit suicide before giving birth. Another helpful contributor even posted Beck's home address in Connecticut.
I once wondered who Olbermann and people of his ilk would go after once Bush was gone.