Two years after he resigned from his post as White House Green Jobs Czar partly due to feigned outrage from TV personality Glen Beck, Van Jones has had enough. Despite stepping down years ago, Beck has continued his tirade against Jones, calling him a “communist” and suggesting that Jones is a radical.
Fed up by Beck’s constant attacks, Jones’ lawyers sent Beck and Fox News a cease and desist letter stating that Beck has engaged in “a series of sensational and inflammatory charges” that Jones claims are “demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false.”
Jones, who has kept silent about Beck’s attacks over the past two years, recently attempted to settle the matter quietly with Beck’s producers, but apparently, Beck continued the attacks.
“I thought that FOX TV or Beck’s producers would take note of the facts and rein him in, without me having to take legal action. They didn’t,” Jones tells HuffPo. “Then [Rep.] Gabby Giffords was shot. I talked directly to Beck’s producer for about an hour, setting the record straight. We had a friendly conversation. But rather than stopping his smear campaign, Beck chose to double down on the crazy. I was shocked.”
Recently, Jones took to the Ed Shultz show to express his frustration regarding Beck’s attacks. Jones said Beck was “like a stalker” and never let up on his relentless attacks.
Despite his resignation from the Obama administration Jones has continued to fight for American workers. It’s good to know that bullies don’t always win, and Beck—whose show will be ending in a week—can’t stop people from working toward a brighter future.
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