Van Jones, the Obama Administration’s former “green jobs czar,” at last week’s Netroots Nation conference, challenging Glenn Beck to a debate.
The challenge came after the bombastic Jones, sounding more like a televangelist than a former Administration employee, blasted FOX News for allegedly “abusing” our children’s ears, and corroding the airwaves with “lies” and “filth.”
But on radio today, Beck didn’t seem to be too interested in the proposition, at least, he said, not until Jones could be “honest” about his past:
There’s really not anything to talk about until you’re honest and you say you want the overthrow of the government as you have in the past. The violent overthrow for a Marxist government. When you’re honest, then people can have a debate.”
But some people just can’t take a hint and Jones has stepped up his pursuit of Beck by taking his challenge viral with a new a MoveOn.org ad. In the 30 second clip, a smiling Jones accuses Beck of attacking “the American dream itself,” and asks Beck if he’s “ready to talk this out?”
Glenn Beck has spent a lot of time repeating lies about me. I can handle attacks on me, but last week Beck attacked the American Dream itself. Now that’s an attack on millions of hard working Americans who just wanna give their kids a better life. So today I’m issuing a challenge to Glenn Beck to debate anytime, anywhere, about our nation’s future. I want the American Dream to be real again for all Americans. So Glenn: you ready to talk this out?
Apparently, MoveOn officials told The Huffington Post they hope to entice FOX News to place the ad during Beck’s time-slot on June 30th — his final broadcast on Fox. If they’re unable to persuade the network, MoveOn claims it will make “contingency plans.”
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