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Glenn Beck Targets Frances Fox Piven

Stop the insanity

I read the article about this, I saw it discussed tonight on MSNBC. It is like a bad dream. I cannot comprehend why Fox News does not rid themselves of this maniacal, ego-driven, hateful man. I am writing to them, I will call them, whatever it takes. We cannot continue to accept the ravings of this man, and others like him. I could not believe his comments even after the shootings in Arizona. The time has come for rational people to let their opinions be known.

Susan Angelini

Northern New Jersey

Jan 24 2011 - 11:14pm

Glenn Beck Targets Frances Fox Piven

Heroine

I knew Frances in the early days of the welfare rights movement when the book she wrote with Richard Cloward shaped and supported the movement of welfare recipients who began to demand their rights to goods and services long denied to them. I watched as hundreds of welfare mothers found their voices and became leaders, finding within themselves the power to hold up their heads and demand respect. Frances is one of the heroines of the cause for justice and democracy—and this is why Glenn Beck doesn't like her.

Sherrill Hogen

Conway, MA

Jan 23 2011 - 5:45pm

Glenn Beck Targets Frances Fox Piven

Glenn Beck and the Evil 9

Glenn Beck deserves a stanza in the World War II ditty about the then three most dangerous threats to America, because when it comes to a true ideology, Glenn Beck has nothing at all.

What he is is a true con artist. Phony professor, preacher, investment guru and even faux pundit. Francis Fox Piven stands with seven other Jews living and deceased and Richard Trumka as Beck's Mudville 9 of Evil. What, no Hitler or Goebbels or even Beck's hated Wilson or FDR? Beck responded to Meredith Vieria's inquiry into his contributions to vitriol by implying he is a jester in the same league as The Simpsons and Jon Stewart. Did you ever watch Beck's show? Stewart and The Simpsons make us laugh more in the first two minutes than Beck could do in two months. You couldn't watch him for two months.

I have no doubt that someone does get a chuckle out of each daily Beck lecture: Glenn Beck. People may disagree with the philosophy and politics of the Evil 9, but you'd have to laugh at the fool who lives in fear of Cass Sunstein. Without question, the Donald Duck Remix most accurately portrayed Beck's schtick. We know cartoon Beck scared Donald, but real Beck is trying to spook the guy who fears a zombie Walter Lippman. Beck may not be an anti-Semite, just play-acting as one, but like The Simpsons' Fox Newscopter said: "Not racist, but first with racists." That is scary... very scary.

Asher Fried

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Jan 21 2011 - 11:38am