And so the misleadingly named Center for Constitutional Rights, friend of America’s terrorist enemies, shows its true colors. (See my previous profile of the group.)
The communist-founded, communist-dominated, anti-American public interest law firm is demanding Glenn Beck be shut up because he is enlightening the American public about the pro-violence activist Frances Fox Piven. From CCR’s press release:
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued a written appeal to Fox News president Roger Ailes to help put a stop to the increasing threats against progressive Professor Frances Fox Piven, largely incited by Fox News host Glenn Beck. In the letter, co-written by Legal Director Bill Quigley and Executive Director Vince Warren the CCR asks that Ailes distinguish between First Amendment rights, of which they are “vigorous defenders” and an “intentional repetition of provocative, incendiary, emotional misinformation and falsehoods [that place that person] in actual physical danger of a violent response.”
Beginning in September of 2010, Glenn Beck started branding Piven, a distinguished professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, as an “enemy of the Constitution.” Piven, well known for advocating for the organizational rights of the poor and encouraging voter registration, has since received threatening phone calls and letters, and has become the subject of many death threats left open to the public on Glenn Beck’s website, The Blaze.”
This insincere plea comes from the totalitarian left. CCR president Michael Ratner wrote a book praising mass murderer Che Guevara. CCR defends convicted terrorist Lynne Stewart who openly advocates the use of force to overthrow the U.S. government.
In their eyes, Frances Fox Piven must be defended because she is one of them: a small-c communist. Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward developed the Cloward-Piven Strategy of manufactured crisis. They were all in favor of using violence to achieve revolutionary change.
Although Glenn Beck frequently uses inflammatory language, he does not incite violence. His commentary on the Cloward-Piven Strategy is purely educational. He provides a great public service.
Next up for CCR: A defense of Jared Loughner?