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
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Rick joined NPQ in 2006, after almost eight years as the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). Before that he played various roles as a community worker and advisor to others doing community work. He also worked in government. Cohen pursued investigative and analytical articles, advocated for increased philanthropic giving and access for disenfranchised constituencies, and promoted increased philanthropic and nonprofit accountability.