Leftwing academic speaks out amid hate campaign led by Fox News host Glenn Beck

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    Jan 30, 2011 10:37 AM GMT
    The spry, twinkle-eyed academic pulls no punches when talking of Beck. "He is a very neurotic and peculiar type of person. I don't think he is capable of sane discussion," she said. And his supporters? "They creep me out."
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/30/frances-fox-piven-glenn-beck

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    Jan 30, 2011 11:22 AM GMT
    This is somewhat similar to "Do video games inspire kids to kill? Or do fucked up kids kill?" Hard to tell whether Beck is stepping out of line, or whether there's a lot of malnourished idiots that are taking what he's saying too far.
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    Jan 30, 2011 1:35 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidThis is somewhat similar to "Do video games inspire kids to kill? Or do fucked up kids kill?" Hard to tell whether Beck is stepping out of line, or whether there's a lot of malnourished idiots that are taking what he's saying too far.


    No I don't think that's true at all. In this case, Glenn Beck has specifically targeted her by identifying her by name many times. Secondly, one can be mistaken on this sort of thing only once: Piven is hardly the first who has received many death threats after being demonised by Glenn Beck. If he gave a fig, he would tone down his rhetoric, or specifically insist that his listeners behave civilly. He has done no such thing.

    He is certainly culpable.
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    Jan 30, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    Glen Beck is a very seriously sick person..
    To those of you how read this and say "no he's not, he's entitled to his position" or "you just dont agree with him"

    Got news for ya.. I listen to his 'show EVERYDAY and ya, Glen is a very psychologically disturbed freak.
    You ask why do I listen.....



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    Jan 30, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    What Tim has said is true. Beck has plucked Piven out of relative obscurity (her heyday was 30 years ago) and has repeatedly referred to her as one of the most dangerous people in the country.

    This is the same thing he engaged in with the Tides Foundation. Then Byron Williams got into a shoot out with cops on his way to kill the employees at the Tides Foundation.
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    Jan 30, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    Oh I've just found out that the bastard is coming to Cleveland on April 12th to the State Theater. The tickets are $88-$500.
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    Jan 30, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidOh I've just found out that the bastard is coming to Cleveland on April 12th to the State Theater. The tickets are $88-$500.



    Now, c'mon Tim, pony up. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 30, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    And if Piven is attacked, even killed, what will we say then? What will Beck say? That it was an unrelated coincidence? He makes the most tenuous & ludicrous connections with other events on his blackboard, when it suits him, so what would he do in this case?

    I can tell you: cowardly deny any responsibility, and FOX and its listeners would back him up.
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    Jan 30, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidOh I've just found out that the bastard is coming to Cleveland on April 12th to the State Theater. The tickets are $88-$500.



    Now, c'mon Tim, pony up. icon_lol.gif


    No, we prefer to spend the money on the historic box seats for the Great Lakes Theater Festival's Shakespeare performances.

    That's right --- the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE for Othello are cheaper than the CHEAPEST of those for Glenn Beck.

    What a vapid world we live in.
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    Jan 30, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    TigerTim said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    TigerTim saidOh I've just found out that the bastard is coming to Cleveland on April 12th to the State Theater. The tickets are $88-$500.



    Now, c'mon Tim, pony up. icon_lol.gif


    No, we prefer to spend the money on the historic box seats for the Great Lakes Theater Festival's Shakespeare performances.

    That's right --- the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE for Othello are cheaper than the CHEAPEST of those for Glenn Beck.

    What a vapid world we live in.



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    Jan 30, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    He knows his showmanship, and is a fairly good actor. I wanted to listen in to Beck on my iPhone but for almost any app I find that has a link to his stream, you have to have a paid membership to hear his stream.

    Unless you ate lucky enough to cat him on a Clearchannel station when he is broadcasting.

    The man is raking in some serious cash. As are Rush and Hannity.

    Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz and other liberal talkies are mostly for free.

    And look who has the most market share.
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    Jan 30, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
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    JAKEBENSON saidThis is somewhat similar to "Do video games inspire kids to kill? Or do fucked up kids kill?" Hard to tell whether Beck is stepping out of line, or whether there's a lot of malnourished idiots that are taking what he's saying too far.

    Right.
    Glenn Beck doesn't kill people.
    People who listen to Glenn Beck kill people.


    I listen to GB but it doesn't incite me to kill anything... other than an hour of TV while making dinner icon_biggrin.gif

    And for some much needed LULZ at the end of my workday ;)