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Bette Midler Warns Glenn Beck Could Set Off a Rwanda-Like Civil War in U.S.
Newsbusters ^ | September 30, 2009 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/30/2009 4:55:02 AM PDT by Rufus2007

It's just what the primetime cable news lineup needed - another hour-long program tilted toward left-of-center politics with character assassination on conservatives.

CNN Headline News debuted its "The Joy Behar Show" on Sept. 29, which included appearances by lefty comedian Jeanane Garofalo, CNN's Jack Cafferty and actress Bette Midler. Garofalo doubled down on her low regard for conservative 9/12 and tea party protesters, labeling them as racists. Cafferty went after President Barack Obama for his disregard of the carbon footprint his lobbying efforts in Copenhagen for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

However, actress-turned-Vegas entertainer Bette Midler went straight after former CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck. She was prodded by host Joy Behar, who mentioned Beck as someone who is encouraging a breakdown in so-called "political discourse."

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Another lefty jumps the shark on Glenn Beck...
1 posted on 09/30/2009 4:55:03 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

I guess she is sayin that if we don’t fall in line with the Left Agenda there will be war?


2 posted on 09/30/2009 4:56:48 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Rufus2007

Can these people possibly get any stupider ?


3 posted on 09/30/2009 4:57:03 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Rufus2007

It would have been a lot more fun if Midler had shown off her great knowledge of the Rawanda crisis.


4 posted on 09/30/2009 4:57:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Rufus2007

Oh yes, we MUST get rid of Glenn Beck! How DARE he inform the ‘sheeple’ of what’s REALLY going on in DC!


5 posted on 09/30/2009 4:57:13 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Rufus2007

Stupid part of the rant is right at the end when she blames the education system. I wonder if that was cleared with the NEA...

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. - Theodore Roosevelt


6 posted on 09/30/2009 4:58:09 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: Rufus2007

Bette Midler? Bette Midler? What rock did they pull her out from under?

I’d remind the ever so dim Ms. Midler that conservatives and libertarians aren’t the ones always talking about revolutions. If things continue on this path, we might, but talk of revolution is a province of the left.


7 posted on 09/30/2009 4:59:03 AM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: Rufus2007

Joy Behar and Bette Midler discussing weighty political issues. Wow, exciting....... Not!! My prediction for the Joy Behar ratings? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


8 posted on 09/30/2009 4:59:32 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Rufus2007

Who sponsors these shows? Maybe we should write some letters.


9 posted on 09/30/2009 4:59:54 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Rufus2007
The more they holler the more I like Beck.
After all Glenn gave us pasty white guys hope. . . . .
10 posted on 09/30/2009 5:00:02 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Barack Insane Obama-Wrong Place Wrong Time.)
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To: Eaker; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; backhoe; Badray; bayouranger; Becki; ...
CW2 Ping

Midler confirmed what one would probably expect - she's not a fan of Beck at all. "I don't think he's funny even a little bit," Midler said. "I've never had a laugh from Glenn Beck. In fact, I find him terrifying. I find him terrifying. He's like an old school demagogue, and it's really frightening." What did Midler compare Beck to? She likened the popular Fox News host to the instigators of the Rwandan civil war, which was the catalyst for the Rwandan genocide where an estimated 800,000 to 1 million lost their lives. "If you look around at the rest of the world and what this kind of behavior has done, like in Rwanda, where the demagogues got on the radio and fomented all that hate between the Tutsis and the Hutus and the devastation that happened from that, I mean, it's terrifying," Midler said. According to Midler, that's a possibility in the United States. "And that could happen, you know, you could turn on a dime," Midler warned. "That could happen here."

11 posted on 09/30/2009 5:00:36 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: cripplecreek

If I remember correctly, and it is difficult to sort through the lies of the libs and their mouthpieces in the MSM, Rwanda happened during the 8 years of “peace and prosperity.”

Slick “I gave missile-guidance technology to the ChiComs” Willy later went over and apologized that the “US Government” did nothing to prevent it.

Slick Willy, the blood of the Rwandan genocide IS ON YOUR HANDS. You tried to create the lie of “peace and prosperity” and IGNORED repeated calls for help.

Now we have fat, ugly libs who shriek and call it singing blaming GLENN BECK for the potential of violence?

Mzzz Midler, if there is a Rwandan-type massacre in the US, it will be perpetrated by their cousins: ACORN and their various allies, many of whom advocate violent revolution. The victims will be the middle-class, patriotic Americans just trying to live their lives.


12 posted on 09/30/2009 5:00:47 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (I'd rather be a teabagger than an ankle-grabber.)
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To: Patrsup
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. - Theodore Roosevelt

As fast as things move today, the five years should be changed to 12 months.

13 posted on 09/30/2009 5:00:54 AM PDT by library user
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To: Rufus2007

Rochelle Rochelle!


14 posted on 09/30/2009 5:00:55 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Rufus2007

Rwanda? What the hell is she talking about? I was thinking something closer to home, like maybe the American Revolution. Maybe she just isn’t familiar with that minor war because of the US educational system.


15 posted on 09/30/2009 5:01:29 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Rufus2007
Dear Ms. Midler:

You are an above average entertainer.

You have a below average intellect.

Glenn Beck is saying what MILLIONS believe.

He will not trigger anything. It will be the actions of the illegitimate "President" that will cause what ever happens to begin. Mad_as_he$$

16 posted on 09/30/2009 5:01:32 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: Rufus2007

What she and others of her ilk are really saying is that they wish for bands of liberal thugs to go out and start beating up conservatives.


17 posted on 09/30/2009 5:01:43 AM PDT by sand lake bar (Take that thing off your head and act like an American!)
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To: cripplecreek

Her brains are on her chest.


18 posted on 09/30/2009 5:02:06 AM PDT by Broker (Pakikisama)
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To: Rufus2007

It’s sad when someone believes that their wealth and fame qualifies them as experts in fields that they’re obviously not experts in.


19 posted on 09/30/2009 5:02:22 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: cripplecreek
It would have been a lot more fun if Midler had shown off her great knowledge of the Rawanda crisis.

I don't completely remember, but it seems that Clinton forbid our military from getting involved and trying to stop the mayhem even after military Commanders repeatedly request permission to help the civilians being murdered. Yeah, THAT RAWANDA.
20 posted on 09/30/2009 5:02:37 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: FarRightFanatic
Bette Midler was Joy Baharr's big "get" for her opening show? HAR HAR HAR!

Baharr is so unfunny, she's going to be gone in less than 90 days. Her ratings will set a new record for low.

The Irony is, Glenn Beck was on HLN last year, in this slot pulling in huge ratings, before leaving for Fox.

21 posted on 09/30/2009 5:02:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Rufus2007

Shut up and sing.


22 posted on 09/30/2009 5:02:51 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Rufus2007
Hey Bette, take a nice walk through the Democrat stronghold of Chicago then get back to us.
23 posted on 09/30/2009 5:03:18 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Eat At Joes.)
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To: Rufus2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvyX-CwHpAQ


24 posted on 09/30/2009 5:03:21 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Rufus2007

Rwanda? Good grief......is she trying to read again and associate those new words she learned?


25 posted on 09/30/2009 5:03:46 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Rufus2007
The ship of state will be righted without resort to force of arms.
LOL at another celebtard maroon.
26 posted on 09/30/2009 5:03:51 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Seems to me that Alan Keyes was warning about Rawanda as far back as the days when he was a UN ambassador. The UN wasn’t interested.


27 posted on 09/30/2009 5:04:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Fred911

Did more people get murdered this month in Chicago or in Rwanda? Who be the hutu’s and who be the tutsi’s?

Just sayin’...

and oh btw- Bette Midler on “civil” discourse? LOL!!!!


28 posted on 09/30/2009 5:04:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Rufus2007
In the words of Bugs Bunny, what a Maroon.....

Obviously she does not watch, or listen to his: pleas for civility, MLK/Gandhi style protest, and redressing our Government via our voice. and to find that voice.

Unfortunately, the entertainment industry has become a magnet for those who have never studied; small business, accounting, science, math, our Founding Fathers & American History, and are completely devoid of any critical thinking skills.

29 posted on 09/30/2009 5:04:24 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Rufus2007

Doesn’t she have some trash to pick up or some composting to do? ;)


30 posted on 09/30/2009 5:04:45 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Rufus2007

“Liberals tell us what is working.” - Rush Limbaugh


31 posted on 09/30/2009 5:05:05 AM PDT by Walmartian (Wally "Angelo" Martian. A made man.)
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To: cripplecreek

Glenn Beck is the wind beneath my wings...:-)


32 posted on 09/30/2009 5:05:24 AM PDT by humble and shy (Taking our country back, one corrupt politician at a time)
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To: Rufus2007
Joy Behar, who mentioned Beck as someone who is encouraging a breakdown in so-called "political discourse."

Oh my, oh dear me...Beck is asking political questions be answered! He is asking questions we can't answer or can't be answered! And...how dare he question the President?

33 posted on 09/30/2009 5:05:31 AM PDT by EBH (it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government)
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To: cripplecreek

Indeed. I guess she thinks Black tribesmen in our central cities will step up their killing of each other. Looks like they already started in Chicago the other day... Glenn Beck’s fault, obviously.


34 posted on 09/30/2009 5:06:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Rufus2007

who is Bette Midler?


35 posted on 09/30/2009 5:06:20 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Rufus2007

I am bummed. First I had to break all my Barbara Streisand albums and now Bette. Why do they have to open their mouths - why couldn’t she just keep her opinions to her cocktail party circuit?


36 posted on 09/30/2009 5:06:59 AM PDT by jilliane
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
Some broad that did the horizontal lambada with Geraldo in the NY city streets....
37 posted on 09/30/2009 5:07:30 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Rufus2007

Next Midler will want to ban books and call for a Night of Broken Glass if people don’t support national socialism.


38 posted on 09/30/2009 5:07:42 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Rufus2007
Glenn Beck is a threat to society but this is okay

Garofalo doubled down on her low regard for conservative 9/12 and tea party protesters, labeling them as racists.

39 posted on 09/30/2009 5:07:48 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Rufus2007

Doesn’t she have anything better to do? She could join the other Hollywood filth and defend the child rapist - - the cause du jour...


40 posted on 09/30/2009 5:07:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSM BIAS: the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. George Orwell)
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To: Rufus2007

Beck as someone who is encouraging a breakdown in so-called “political discourse.” “

Blame the messenger....should there be a Civil War, it will be warranted and not the least bit the fault of Beck.

TAKE BACK AMERICA!!


41 posted on 09/30/2009 5:07:55 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (Sarah Palin - Supports a "path to citizenship" for illegal aliens. "path to citizenship" IS AMNESTY)
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To: Rufus2007

It’s patriotic to protest the war against our enemies; but it’s treachery to speak out against stupid, costly government programs that have never worked.

The Divine Miss M is a meathead.


42 posted on 09/30/2009 5:08:10 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: reagan_fanatic

Especially when that someone has made a career of low class.

Bette Midler has been a foul mouthed low classed talent who prided herself on acting as low classed as she is.

Giving Joy Behar a show of her own is probably one of the most ignorant moves CNN has ever made, but maybe they know their audience.


43 posted on 09/30/2009 5:08:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: mad_as_he$$

Thank you for saying what I was thinking and saying it so much better than I could have......:)


44 posted on 09/30/2009 5:08:29 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Travis McGee

Joy Behar is in the running to take over for Larry King when he retires.


45 posted on 09/30/2009 5:08:38 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Travis McGee

Please add me to your CWII ping list. Thanks in advance.


46 posted on 09/30/2009 5:08:41 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The answer would be yes.


47 posted on 09/30/2009 5:09:32 AM PDT by Long Island Pete (Stupidity is in the DNA of liberals.)
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To: jilliane
If you have CDs don't break them, use them for beer coasters.
48 posted on 09/30/2009 5:09:39 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Eat At Joes.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
You are an above average entertainer.

Maybe in weight................

49 posted on 09/30/2009 5:10:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: Rufus2007

The 1st Amendment constrains Congress from passing any laws keeping Bette Midler from making statements such as she made.

In other words, this headline:

Congress incapable of restraining stupidity


50 posted on 09/30/2009 5:11:25 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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