Elderly CUNY Professor Faces Death Threats from Glenn Beck Fans; Southern Sudan Votes to Secede
- Today, it's advisable that you stay the hell inside again: it'll be a high of 24. Get prepared for tomorrow, which won't even break 20 degrees.
- Frances Fox Piven is a 78-year-old liberal CUNY professor. She's also now the recipient of death threats as a result of Glenn Beck's efforts to paint her as trying to "intentionally collapse our economic system," according to the Times. Some of the two million wackos who regularly watch Beck's show apparently took to heart that Piven was an "enemy of the Constitution," and have been making threats like the following: "Somebody tell Frances I have 5000 roundas ready and I'll give My life to take Our freedom back." And all this is originally because of an article Piven and her husband wrote in 1966. [NYT]
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