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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
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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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