[We interrupt Stinque’s ongoing coverage of collegiate Sport (at halftime, which is a natural interruption point, so there) for a story about Glenn Beck being Glenn Beck. Apologies in advance. Sport thread appears below.]
So Glenn Beck made a pledge today to denounce extremism “from the Left, the Right or middle.” [Note, of course, that two-thirds of that set is NOT HIM.] Included in the pledge is this specific plea:
I denounce violent threats and calls for the destruction of our system – regardless of their underlying ideology – whether they come from the Hutaree Militia or Frances Fox Piven.
or Frances Fox Piven.
Dude. I haven’t heard about Frances Fox Piven until today. What puts her in the same discussion as a violent militia group? Or anyone more radicalized than, say, Garrison Keillor? Follow me for all the horrid details, post-jump.