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April 7, 2010; USA Today | The Jewish Funds for Justice are going after FOX talk show host Glenn Beck because he linked religious social justice groups with Communism and Nazism. Their innovative tactic? Barraging Beck with haiku tweets. Now that is creative social action. We hope Beck appreciates it. Social action as practiced by religious groups—like the Jewish Funds for Justice—is impossible to equate with Nazism. But last night Beck remained Beck as he spoke of Communism in the White House. It seems like it’s going to require more than a few hours of social justice tweets to get Glenn Beck to tone down his overblown rhetoric.—Rick Cohen