Media Matters Shoots at Glenn Beck, Misses

The left-wing character assassins at Media Matters for America highlight a brief July 13 segment from Glenn Beck’s radio show in an effort to make Beck look ridiculous.

Beck says

The ACORNs of the world, that’s not, that is not about voter registration. That is about framework. That is about community organizing. That is about getting people to stand up and extort other people. It is, in the future, those kinds of organizations will be about riots, planned riots.

In fact Beck is correct. He describes both the tactics of the leftist Machiavelli Saul Alinsky and the Cloward-Piven Strategy of orchestrated crisis that was long ago embraced by ACORN. ACORN founder Wade Rathke acknowledges at page 122 of his new book Citizen Wealth the debt that the so-called welfare rights movement owes to Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven for devising the “overwhelm the system” strategy for radical political change.

Rathke, who was booted out of ACORN last year for his role in covering up his brother’s nearly $1 million embezzlment from the group for eight years, calls the strategy “an exciting call to arms.”

Never forget that Media Matters, which I profiled in Townhall magazine (read the article here), was founded and is headed by serial liar David Brock.

Media Matters is the journalistic equivalent of a roving, extremely well-funded death squad.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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