SWAA rejects the outrageous and outlandish attacks by Glenn Beck of FOX News against Frances Fox Piven.
Her scholarly work and activism have been central to the fight for social and economic rights for our
nation's poor. Beck's delusional analyses of Piven's work not only distorts her work, but has
generated a slew of violent threats against Piven. Beck and FOX News must take responsibility for
the irrational frenzy they create with their broadcasts. SWAA encourages all members to demand FOX
and Beck be accountable for their actions:
Roger Ailes, CEO
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor
New York, New York 10036
Here is a partial list of recent articles about Glenn Beck's attacks against Frances Fox Piven. The
last link is to a petition organized by CREDO.
- Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. The
Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty, The Nation, 5.2.1966 (posted on CommonDreams.org on 3.24.2010)
- Why is Glenn
Beck Obsessively Attacking Frances Fox Piven?, Democracy NOW!, 1.14.2011
- Editors. Glenn
Beck Targets Frances Fox Piven, The Nation, 1.20.2011
- Peter Dreier.
Glenn Beckís Attacks on Frances Fox Piven Trigger Death Threats, The Huffington Post, 1.23.2011
- Mark Engler.
Why 78-Year Old Frances Fox Piven Isnít Sweating Over Glenn Beckís Attacks, Alternet, 1.25.2011
- Lori Minnite.
Selected Highlights of the Rightwing Attack on Frances Fox Piven (v.4), Society for the Study of Social Problems, 1.31.2011
- Frances Fox Piven.
The real threat of Glenn Beckís fantasies, Guardian UK, 2.8.2011
- American Sociological Association.
The Freedom to Conduct Research, Write, and Share Ideas Without Fear of Violence is Fundamental to American Democracy: A
Response to the Recent Attacks on Professor Frances Fox Piven, 2.15.2011
Target Of Glenn Beck's Ire Recounts Threats, NPR, 2.27.2011
- Glenn Beck: Irresponsible And Indifferent
To The Violent Consequences of His Dangerous Rhetoric, People for the American Way and Media Matters
- Sign the CREDO ACTION Petition
Roger Ailes: It's your responsibility to stop Glenn Beck's dangerous attacks on Frances Fox Piven