New York Times columnist Tom Friedman took away a useful lesson from how Van Jones' present job was undone by his past. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Friedman said: "When everyone has a cell phone, everyone's a photographer. When everyone has access to YouTube, everyone's a filmmaker. And when everyone's a blogger, everyone's a newspaper. When everyone's a photographer, a newspaper and a filmmaker, everyone else is a public figure. Tell your kids. . . ‘be careful.’ Every move they make is now a digital footprint."