Saturday, January 22, 2011

Glenn Beck assails Prof. Frances Fox Piven, fans issue death threats

Glenn Beck's new obsession has been City University of New York (CUNY) Professor Frances Fox Piven. (Piven has been best known for her 1970s book co-authored with her late husband, Richard Cloward, Poor People's Movements (Pantheon).)

Beck of the Fox News Network has been making hay out of a 1966 Piven and Cloward magazine article that called for straining the welfare system with applications. Beck said that this strategy was akin to "economic sabotage."
Click to today's "New York Times" article, "Spotlight From Glenn Beck Brings a CUNY Professor Threats."

In the wake of Beck's on-air campaign against Piven, and comments-posters' death threat language on website discussion pages, the professor has received e-mail death threats, the Times has reported.

In the aftermath of the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (Dem.-Arizona), who was targeted with a crosshairs map by Sarah Palin, Beck is utterly irresponsible and without conscience.

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