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    Beck Mocks a Plea for Civility

    What is wrong with Glenn Beck? He has attacked this professor to the point that she is now getting death threats, and when confronted, he makes a joke about it.

    Have Republicans/conservatives lost all sense of civility? All sense of what is right and wrong? It sure seems so. And, if this Prof Piven happens to end up dead one day, I am sure the majority of Reps/cons will all claim they had absolutely nothing to do with it!

    Beck Mocks New York Times For Frances Fox Piven Article
    The Huffington Post Jack Mirkinson

    Glenn Beck responded to the media coverage of his years-long attacks on leftist professor Frances Fox Piven by mocking the New York Times' article about the issue and accusing Piven once again of making violent threats.

    Beck has branded Piven, a 78-year-old professor who works at the City University Of New York, as an architect of the economic crisis and a threat to the stability of the American government, due to an article she wrote with her late husband over 40 years ago. Last week, the Center For Constitutional Rights sent a letter to Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, citing death threats that Piven has received and asking Ailes to rein Beck in. The letter, and the threats against Piven, were covered by many media outlets, including the Times and the Huffington Post.

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    Beck Mocks New York Times For Frances Fox Piven Article (AUDIO)



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    Re: Beck Mocks a Plea for Civility

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    What is wrong with Glenn Beck? He has attacked this professor to the point that she is now getting death threats, and when confronted, he makes a joke about it.

    Have Republicans/conservatives lost all sense of civility? All sense of what is right and wrong? It sure seems so. And, if this Prof Piven happens to end up dead one day, I am sure the majority of Reps/cons will all claim they had absolutely nothing to do with it!
    Yeah it's terrible Beck is. I mean he should do it right, by producing a "fictional" account of Piven being assassinated or writing a book on how to do it. Then he wouldn't get any criticism, it'd be art.
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    Re: Beck Mocks a Plea for Civility

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    What is wrong with Glenn Beck? He has attacked this professor to the point that she is now getting death threats, and when confronted, he makes a joke about it.

    Have Republicans/conservatives lost all sense of civility? All sense of what is right and wrong? It sure seems so. And, if this Prof Piven happens to end up dead one day, I am sure the majority of Reps/cons will all claim they had absolutely nothing to do with it!

    I don't care. If Piven feels insecure, let her hire bodyguards. This is just payback for the death threats from the left while Bush was president. Remember the play called Checkpoint in which Bush's assassination was portrayed? The left created this atmosphere and now must live with the consequences of it's own violent rhetoric.

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    Re: Beck Mocks a Plea for Civility

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    What is wrong with Glenn Beck? He has attacked this professor to the point that she is now getting death threats, and when confronted, he makes a joke about it.

    Have Republicans/conservatives lost all sense of civility? All sense of what is right and wrong? It sure seems so. And, if this Prof Piven happens to end up dead one day, I am sure the majority of Reps/cons will all claim they had absolutely nothing to do with it!
    Beck gets lots of legitament death threats. He spends lots of money on security.

    I find it rather funny that he reports Piven's own words and he is the one who isn't being civil. Where's piven's civility.

    Where's the media's honesty. they report her as some little old sweet widow who wrote something forty yrs ago. Yea, right. She wrote this stuff just this month.

    Marxist Frances Fox Piven Calls For A Violent Uprising Against the American System | NewsReal Blog

    Piven’s next words ought to send a chill down the spine of every good American.
    Local protests have to accumulate and spread—and become more disruptive— to create serious pressures on national politicians. An effective movement of the unemployed will have to look something like the strikes and riots that have spread across Greece in response to the austerity measures forced on the Greek government by the European Union, or like the student protests that recently spread with lightning speed across England in response to the prospect of greatly increased school fees.
    Ron Radosh » The Second Time is Farce: Frances Fox Piven Calls for a new Cloward-Piven Strategy for Today

    Writing in the current issue, Piven presents a clarion call for a new mass movement, one that the magazine publishes as an editorial statement representing its editors. (It is currently under the magazine’s firewall.) She begins by noting that nothing is taking place to deal with ending what she claims is an unemployment rate of 15 million people. To regain the 5 percent rate of 2007, she estimates there would have to be 300,000 jobs created each month for several years, something that is next to impossible.
    Thus Piven asks a question: “So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs?” In other words, the kind of action her protégé George Wiley fomented in the 70s with the NWRO. She admonishes the Left not to wait for “the end of the American empire and even the end of neoliberal capitalism,” but to up the ante at present to pressure for “big new [government] initiatives in infrastructure and green energy” that could “ward off the darkness.” Her fear is that the new Congress, instead of moving in the direction she and the Left favors, will concentrate on “deficit reduction by means of tax cuts and spending cuts.”
    If these kinds of comments were coming from the tea party, imagine the uproar from the left.
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    Re: Beck Mocks a Plea for Civility

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    What is wrong with Glenn Beck? He has attacked this professor to the point that she is now getting death threats, and when confronted, he makes a joke about it.

    Have Republicans/conservatives lost all sense of civility? All sense of what is right and wrong? It sure seems so. And, if this Prof Piven happens to end up dead one day, I am sure the majority of Reps/cons will all claim they had absolutely nothing to do with it!
    Beck Mocks New York Times For Frances Fox Piven Article (AUDIO)

    LOL I just listened to the audio. It was hilarious unless you are a fan of NYT. Didn't you find it even a teeny bit funny?
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    Re: Beck Mocks a Plea for Civility

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    I don't care. If Piven feels insecure, let her hire bodyguards. This is just payback for the death threats from the left while Bush was president. Remember the play called Checkpoint in which Bush's assassination was portrayed? The left created this atmosphere and now must live with the consequences of it's own violent rhetoric.
    Do you realize how insane that sounds? So much is wrong with this that I barely know where to start. Since someone else wrote a play you didn't like it's OK for Beck to attack a 78 year old woman and it's OK for her to get death threats. Really?!? Did Ms Piven write the play? President Bush was a public figure and chose to be a public figure. Does that make death threats against him acceptable, of course not, but it is something someone in his position must expect. The president also has the protection of the Secret Service. What protection does this woman have? How is a play about the assassination of a public figure justification for death threats to a private citizen?Since when is saying, "they did it first," a justification for bad behavior? OK, when since 3rd grade? This attitude is what is responsible for the sorry state of our political system.
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    Re: Beck Mocks a Plea for Civility

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    I don't care. If Piven feels insecure, let her hire bodyguards. This is just payback for the death threats from the left while Bush was president. Remember the play called Checkpoint in which Bush's assassination was portrayed? The left created this atmosphere and now must live with the consequences of it's own violent rhetoric.
    She shares no responsibility for any of those threats. Those responsible are only those who made the threats, not anyone who may share more politically with them than you do. Since when is guilt by association a justification for anything? American politics isn't a gang war, one does not respond to an attack with an indiscriminate attack against any member of whatever group the attackers belonged to. That is not justice, justice is the measured precise and controlled infliction of punishment on the specific individual(s) responsible for an illegal action, not an indiscriminate and uncontrolled response which will inevitable punish someone not involved at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    Do you realize how insane that sounds? So much is wrong with this that I barely know where to start. Since someone else wrote a play you didn't like it's OK for Beck to attack a 78 year old woman and it's OK for her to get death threats. Really?!? Did Ms Piven write the play? President Bush was a public figure and chose to be a public figure. Does that make death threats against him acceptable, of course not, but it is something someone in his position must expect. The president also has the protection of the Secret Service. What protection does this woman have? How is a play about the assassination of a public figure justification for death threats to a private citizen?Since when is saying, "they did it first," a justification for bad behavior? OK, when since 3rd grade? This attitude is what is responsible for the sorry state of our political system.
    Piven is a well known public figure who created a movement along with Cloward. She inspired Saul Alinsky. Great man.

    She can afford to hire bodyguards. This is the New America that the left created. It is what it is.

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    You make me sick.
    Don't get emotional on me. You should know better than that. Leave me alone unless you're looking for trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Don't get emotional on me. You should know better than that. Leave me alone unless you're looking for trouble.
    Are we under the jungle gym at recess or something? Grow up.

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