On his radio show Monday, Glenn Beck responded to criticism from a New York Times article that he is inciting violence by focusing on Frances Fox Piven's calls for revolution. His response? It's a "hatchet job." And he's not the only one saying it.
First the charge: by focusing on Piven — who the Times insinuates isn't really calling for violent revolution — Beck is fostering hate against her, hate that includes talk of violence by commenters on this site.
As Beck pointed out, the group the Times quotes in its article has ties to George Soros. In the piece, the Times references a letter sent from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) to the chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, asking him to stop Beck from spreading "false accusations" about Piven.
"Mr. Beck is putting Professor Piven in actual physical danger of a violent response," the Times quoted the letter as saying. The group continued: "We are vigorous defenders of the First Amendment. However, there comes a point when constant intentional repetition of provocative, incendiary, emotional misinformation and falsehoods about a person can put that person in actual physical danger of a violent response."
But what the Times does not mention is that the organization has had the backing of George Soros, the man who has declared war on Beck and has invested millions in organizations that are trying to get Beck off the air.