I see you, and I love you, brother,” Mr. Jones said. “I love you and you cannot do anything about it. I love you and you cannot do anything about it. Let’s be one country. Let’s be one country. Let’s get the job done.”
Here's how Beck responded.
I appreciate the fact that you love me. And as my eternal brother, I love you as well. Now, it’s never been a personal thing and I’m not sure why you’re trying to make it a personal issue. But it’s not a personal thing. It never has been. I was somebody who didn’t want you fired.
Beck has got to be kidding. It isn't personal. Put yourself in the shoes of Van Jones. I'd say it's personal from his perspective. For the last nearly half year Beck has used every opportunity on his show to make Jones the symbol of everything wrong with the administration, our political thought, and the direction of the country.
Jones has long been gone from the administration but that hasn't stopped Beck from attacking him mercilessly. Now, Beck says it's not personal. That's easy for Beck. After all, he's the one attacking. Maybe, he doesn't mean to make it personal. From the position of the attacked, it's much easier to make it personal. If Beck wants to make Jones the symbol for everything that's wrong in America, that's his right. To pretend that such a sustained and vicious attack on Jones isn't personal is laughable, insulting and the sort of patronizing nonsense that Beck would rail against if someone else were doing it. Hopefully, someone on the right has the courage to call out Beck's absurd and insulting position. This is personal Mr. Beck. You've made it personal. You may not have meant to do it but you did. Don't insult everyone's intelligence.