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Joy Beharís defense of Gilbert Gottfried: People in concentration camps made jokes about each other
Daily Caller ^ | 3-16-11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/16/2011 1:31:25 PM PDT by Justaham

Many know what they’re going to get with Gilbert Gottfried – a crude, often inappropriate act, but one he has done well with for 20 years.

After making some “mean-spirited” Twitter jokes about victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Gottfried was fired by Aflac, where he had been the voice of the company’s duck mascot. Gottfried has since apologized — but received a curious defense from “The View” co-host Joy Behar.

On the Wednesday broadcast of “The View,” co-host Sherri Shepherd said Aflac knew what it was getting when it signed Gottfried, but wondered aloud whether it was too soon for jokes about the situation in Japan and what they were accomplishing.

“Yes, the company knew that Gilbert Gottfried is inappropriate,” Shepherd said. “But I think there is just this phrase called, ‘It’s too soon.’ And I don’t know if the company would have thought that somebody would have done it right when this was happening. And I understand what Joan Rivers is saying. Comedians — we can get inappropriate to make people feel better. The type of jokes that Gottfried was doing — who is that making feel better? The jokes were mean-spirited, so who was feeling better from the type of jokes that he was doing as a comic?”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gilbertgottfried; holocaust; joybehar

1 posted on 03/16/2011 1:31:27 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
"I’m sure people in concentration camps made jokes about each other, about the Nazis, about their situation. That’s the way people relieve stress.”

Sure, but Gottfried wasn't a victim of the earthquake/tsunami, so that analogy doesn't wash.

2 posted on 03/16/2011 1:35:56 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Justaham

Well Joy, go tour Japan next week and do your stand-up routine. Should be fun to see you beheaded by a sword-wielding Yakuza member . . .


3 posted on 03/16/2011 1:40:36 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Justaham
Joy Behar
4 posted on 03/16/2011 1:42:33 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (The great American prostate exam continues.)
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To: LRoggy

Does anyone know any good holocaust jokes?


5 posted on 03/16/2011 1:44:33 PM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: LRoggy

[ Well Joy, go tour Japan next week and do your stand-up routine. Should be fun to see you beheaded by a sword-wielding Yakuza member . . . ]

At least the Yakuza will apologize to anyone in the area who got blood on their clothes and offer to pay their drycleaning bill.


6 posted on 03/16/2011 1:48:04 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Vehmgericht

It’s actually a joke about Pat Buchanan.


7 posted on 03/16/2011 1:55:18 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Vehmgericht
Does anyone know any good holocaust jokes?

Joy Behar was in a nazi concentration camp... JOY.

9 posted on 03/16/2011 2:16:31 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Hmm I have one but something tells me holocaust jokes are dangerous.


10 posted on 03/16/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: USS Alaska
When I was in the Army, stationed in Germany in 60-61, we did 30 day field practices in Grafenwohr {a concentration camp} and slept in the barracks where the Germans housed the Jews.

It was a very, scary feeling sleeping in those barracks and the ovens were in the same compound.

God, what a gut wrenching experience that was.

No way the Jews were telling each other jokes.

11 posted on 03/16/2011 2:23:06 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Justaham
Joy Behar’s defense of Gilbert Gottfried: People in concentration camps made jokes about each other>

And if she believes that she's ****ing idiot,but then I would repeating my self

(paraphrasing Mark Twain )

12 posted on 03/16/2011 2:28:57 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: USS Alaska
Must have been real scary - considering it was never a concentration camp. From wiki:

In 1907, Prince Luitpold, regent of the Kingdom of Bavaria, selected the area near Grafenwöhr as the place best suited for training of the Bavarian Army.

Construction began in 1908 and by 1915, the training reservation covered an area of 37 square miles (96 km2). The first artillery round was fired in the training area at 0800 hours on June 30, 1910.

Throughout World War I, from 1914-1918, the area was used for training and equipping of combat units.

After the end of the war, the Berlin High Command utilized Grafenwöhr Training area for the 100,000 man German army.

In 1936, the training area was expanded to the present size of 90 square miles (230 km2). On 5 and 8 April 1945, the camp and town were subjected to Allied air raids. On 20 April 1945, the last German Commander of the training area surrendered to the American forces.

After World War II it became an important Cold War training site for the United States Army and allied forces

It has been and still a army training camp. I looked up various web sites concerning comcentration camps and military camps, Grafenwohr isn't listed anywhere as a concentration camp but is listed a military base.

13 posted on 03/16/2011 2:52:48 PM PDT by SamsFriend
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To: Justaham

She’s a twit. Did I spell that right?


14 posted on 03/16/2011 2:56:03 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

One vowel off.


15 posted on 03/16/2011 3:01:32 PM PDT by NCLaw441 (I before E except after C, or when sounded as A in neighbor and weigh. Isn't that WEIRD?)
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To: maggief

One vowel off.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 3:01:32 PM PDT by NCLaw441 (I before E except after C, or when sounded as A in neighbor and weigh. Isn't that WEIRD?)
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To: Justaham
Joy, what happens when Americans mention that Muslims killed them on 9/11?


17 posted on 03/16/2011 3:08:24 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it -Voltaire)
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To: SamsFriend; USS Alaska
It's possible the concentration camp was "Flossenburg" located near Grafenwoehr....

http://www.grafenwoehr.com/%2851zko2urfsl05nvmk5ttrmrl%29/reference.aspx?f_k_=1520113&ref_ID=22702

18 posted on 03/16/2011 3:29:53 PM PDT by American Preservative
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To: Justaham

So, I guess KKK and lynching jokes ought to ease some of our racial tensions?


19 posted on 03/16/2011 4:41:11 PM PDT by Chasaway (Tonto: "What do you mean "We", White Man?")
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To: Justaham

This stupid bitches name ought to be a verb to describe ‘’stupid’’ and ‘’insensitive’’. Yeah , the Jews just had a real ‘’mitzvah’’ in the camps, cracking jokes while the smoke and the smell of their brethren filled the air. “Oy, have you been to the showers? They’re to die for!’’ Yuck yuck. “Auschwitz, have you heard?’’ “It’s the place where the Jews come in the gate and go out the chimney!’’ Yeah. Real funny you stupid cow.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 5:22:17 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Charlespg

“Lets say I was an idiot. And lets say I was a member of Congress. But I repeat myself’’.— Mark twain.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 5:24:10 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: massgopguy
It’s actually a joke about Pat Buchanan.

Yes, he lost a very dear relative in Auschwitz, he fell out of the guard tower.

22 posted on 03/16/2011 5:26:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

So would it be safe to assume that Gilbert is a big contributor to the DNC?


23 posted on 03/16/2011 8:36:22 PM PDT by Sapper26 (Political Refugee From the Obamanation)
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To: antiRepublicrat

You’re kidding right? And it’s even sadder that you posted it and think it’s funny. You need to spend some time in Auschwitz or better yet Northern Japan and help the rescue teams in moving the bodies. Or maybe tell some little girl her mother and fatherare not coming home again. Maybe then you gain some respect for humanity. I have several inlaws who survived the camps. They lost most of their family there and I can tell you no one was making jokes except the Nazi gaurds.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 8:57:41 PM PDT by starpatrol
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To: antiRepublicrat

Really? And you think that is funny?


25 posted on 03/16/2011 9:08:48 PM PDT by starpatrol
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To: starpatrol

Such self-righteous indignation.

A Jewish friend of mine had a love of Jewish jokes. Apparently you can’t handle them, 65 years being “too soon” for you. Too bad, others have a sense of humor.


26 posted on 03/17/2011 5:58:39 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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