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"The Hammer is Coming"

Just when the furor over Glenn Beck's social justice comments seemed to be dying down, Beck revealed new information that set off a new chain of debate.

On Monday, Beck revealed that he had been "compiling information" on Wallis for the past two months and would be exposing Wallis' "Marxist" philosophy. Beck said it was Wallis who "picked a fight with me last week," and that he would respond at a time best for Beck, not Wallis. Wallis had previously thanked Beck for backing away from linking "social justice" to Nazis and Marxists and asked to join Beck's program to discuss the meaning of social justice.

"So you go ahead and you continue to do your little protest thing, and that's great. I love it. But just know—the hammer is coming," Beck said. "We've been compiling information on you, your cute little organization, and all the other cute little people that are with you. And when the hammer comes, it's going to be hammering hard and all through the night."

Wallis responded with another open letter to Beck reiterating his request for dialogue.

"Glenn, let us please not resort to threats and attacks," asked Wallis. "Since you were the one to raise this issue and start this whole discussion, I just want it to end in a better and more civil way."

On Wednesday, Beck warned again of an impending exposé on Wallis and his "spread the wealth social justice nonsense," this time on his TV show. He called Wallis a Marxist and a "Jeremiah Wright on sedatives."

"You can hide behind all the sweet words now. But after thirty years America will know," said Beck.

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