Is Valerie Jarrett Beck's Next Target?

From Ryan Grim at HuffPo comes the news that Yosi Sargant, the communications director for the National Endowment for the Arts, was asked to resign after Glenn Beck accused him of promoting Nazi ideas.

Who's next?

This week WorldNetDaily's smear-monger-in-chief, Aaron Klein, set his sights higher than low-level employees like Sargant. He ran an attack piece on Valerie Jarrett, the president's senior adviser, accusing her of Communist ties. It's Beck candy, wrapped up with a big, fat, racist bow.

The lede: "Was Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama's closest advisers, introduced to the president's political circles by her father-in-law, a communist sympathizer who worked with the radical Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis?"

The icing: "Jarrett reportedly interviewed Obama's former environmental adviser Van Jones for his White House position from which he resigned this past weekend. WND exposed Jones is an admitted black nationalist and radical communist. Jarrett defended Jones after his appointment in March. She stated in an interview that the White House staff were 'so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House.'"

Klein goes on to claim that "Jarrett's family background and her initial introduction to Obama may tie her to Jones' radical ideology" because her father-in-law worked with Davis, whom Klein describes as "the controversial labor movement activist who has been identified as an early influence on Obama." As well as Jarrett's own work with -- gasp! -- lots of black people in Chicago.

How long will it take for Beck to pick that up?

--Sarah Posner

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