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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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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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