I did some simple research via Google on Van Jones after watching the YouTube clip from August 24th in order to get another side of the story.
Below is the YouTube expose, and below that are some links to similar information about Jones.
Google search for Van Jones
Google search for Van Jones revolutionary
Huffington Post link to a column by David Roberts who reviews Beck's bashing of Jones
A lengthy, informative New Yorker article on Van Jones
The Wikipedia site for Van Jones
An interview with Van Jones by the Collage Foundation
And here is the link to the document that Glenn Beck pulled quotes from... Van Jones and “Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM)
Here's a simple observation on Jones' interest in Marxist/Communist theory: what should oppressed people do when they have insufficient power to escape their oppression? How do the poor working class resist oppression - how do they foment a non-violent revolution that brings about liberation from harsh rulers? Maybe Beck should focus on the passion Jones had for seeking to bring life, liberty and pursuit of happiness to oppressed people. Maybe there should be respect for Jones for his radicalism - he really cared about freedom. And maybe we should respect Jones for renouncing Marxist/Communist ideals as the way to bring good change to America.
And God forbid somebody take what I just wrote out of context...