NEW YORK — After challenging Glenn Beck to a debate, Van Jones, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, threatened to seek legal action against Fox News if they do not refrain and retract inflammatory statements made against him on their network.
Jones’ attorney sent a cease and desist letter Monday to Dianne Brandi, the network’s executive vice president for legal & business affairs, claiming that “a series of sensational and inflammatory charges” have been made against Jones on Fox News shows
The six-page letter states that Jones has been called a “radical revolutionary” (Beck), “an avowed Communist and 9/11 truther” (Sean Hannity), a “far left kook, Communist guy” (Bill O’Reilly), and several other disputed allegations.
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Jones, said in an email to the Huffington Post that he has “given multiple speeches and TV interviews rebutting Beck’s unrelenting smears” over the past few years, including a private hour-long chat with Beck’s producer. Over that time period, he added, the accusations and the political climate grew only more incendiary.
“I thought that FOX TV or Beck’s producers would take note of the facts and rein him in, without me having to take legal action. They didn’t,” he said.