Skip to comments.Bette Midler Warns Glenn Beck Could Set Off a Rwanda-Like Civil War in U.S.
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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I guess she is sayin that if we don’t fall in line with the Left Agenda there will be war?
Can these people possibly get any stupider ?
It would have been a lot more fun if Midler had shown off her great knowledge of the Rawanda crisis.
Oh yes, we MUST get rid of Glenn Beck! How DARE he inform the ‘sheeple’ of what’s REALLY going on in DC!
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
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.
Joy Behar and Bette Midler discussing weighty political issues. Wow, exciting....... Not!! My prediction for the Joy Behar ratings? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Who sponsors these shows? Maybe we should write some letters.
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."
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.
As fast as things move today, the five years should be changed to 12 months.
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.
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$$
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.
Her brains are on her chest.
It’s sad when someone believes that their wealth and fame qualifies them as experts in fields that they’re obviously not experts in.
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.
Shut up and sing.
Rwanda? Good grief......is she trying to read again and associate those new words she learned?
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.
Did more people get murdered this month in Chicago or in Rwanda? Who be the hutu’s and who be the tutsi’s?
and oh btw- Bette Midler on “civil” discourse? LOL!!!!
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.
Doesn’t she have some trash to pick up or some composting to do? ;)
“Liberals tell us what is working.” - Rush Limbaugh
Glenn Beck is the wind beneath my wings...:-)
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?
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.
who is Bette Midler?
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?
Next Midler will want to ban books and call for a Night of Broken Glass if people don’t support national socialism.
Garofalo doubled down on her low regard for conservative 9/12 and tea party protesters, labeling them as racists.
Doesn’t she have anything better to do? She could join the other Hollywood filth and defend the child rapist - - the cause du jour...
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!!
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.
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.
Thank you for saying what I was thinking and saying it so much better than I could have......:)
Joy Behar is in the running to take over for Larry King when he retires.
Please add me to your CWII ping list. Thanks in advance.
The answer would be yes.
Maybe in weight................
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