Beck had previously launched a campaign against Jones, incorrectly labeling him a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, while ignoring the many 9/11 conspiracy theorists in the Tea Party movement. Eventually, Jones resigned after Fox News continued in Beck’s attack. Jones made the challenge in a video for MoveOne.org.
From Van Jones:
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?