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Score one for Glenn Beck?

Some of the reports of the resignation of White House "green jobs" adviser Van Jones (in photo) have omitted a key point. As the Washington Post reported: "Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck began the drive against Jones. Beck's campaign grew more vitriolic after a group Jones founded in 2005,, led an advertising boycott against his show to protest Beck's assertion that Obama is a racist." The group's current executive director, James Rucker, has said that Jones now has nothing to do with the group and didn't know about the anti-Beck campaign before it began. In any case, Jones, whatever his qualifications, had become a distraction for President Obama.