Bette Midler to Joy Behar: Glenn Beck’s going to turn America into Rwanda or something

posted at 7:44 pm on September 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

I’m as shocked as you are. You mean Joy Behar and Bette Midler aren’t the same person?

What’s the weirdest part about this segment? Not the Divine Miss M suggesting that those who traffic in “hate speech,” as she defines it, should have less than robust First Amendment rights. That’s par for the course for a certain strain of leftist dimwit. No, I think it’s the Rwanda analogy. Of all the demagogue comparisons she could have drawn and with which Beck is forever being bludgeoned — Father Coughlin, Howard Beale, just for starters — she reaches for … Rwanda? Her political frame of reference is certainly diverse, I’ll give her that.

Newsbusters also has the audio of Beck’s rebuttal, although it’s lengthy enough that you’re better off with the transcript. Or, better still, re-read Jesse Walker’s meditation at Reason about the paranoid style in center-left politics, by which each crime perpetrated by a fringe-nut douchebag is laid at the feet of mainstream commentators as part of some grand, ill-defined “conspiracy.” If the worst fears about Bill Sparkman’s murder prove true and he was targeted for being a census worker, rest assured that Glenn Beck will become public enemy number one on Behar’s show. Click the image to watch.


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Now that’s how to have your face stretched when you’re 64.

Dusty on September 30, 2009 at 7:47 PM

are all liberal women fat and ugly?

right4life on September 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

I think it’s the Rwanda analogy.

In the clip where I our new FCC Diversity Czar lauds Chavez’s incredible democratic revolution and sneers at the property owners counter-revolt, he compares conservative talk radio talkers as those who caused the tragedy in Rwanda…

ninjapirate on September 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

who caused the tragedy in Rwanda…

who participated that is…

ninjapirate on September 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

I seriously thought Bette was an aged Meghan McCain. She looks like Meghan will look at that age. No doubt about it.

SouthernGent on September 30, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Bette has had so much plastic surgery that when she smiles her elbows go up. Please, it is too funny that a blowhard like Behar has a has been like Midler on.
Hey Bette, shut up and go entertain the “blue hairs” in Vegas.

milwife88 on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

She’s had so much surgery she looks like a completely different person.

Nick Nolte in drag comes to mind.

NoDonkey on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Two lefts don’t make a right

Kini on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Bette…have you watched Al Gore lately?

yoda on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Morons.

Mangy Scot on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

truly, not being mean but between Bette, Joy, Whoopi, Jeanine Gabarfolo, Rosie O and the rest….WHY is it these liberal MOUTHS are all so darn UGLY??????????????

SDarchitect on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

So two yentas walk into a bar….

angryed on September 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I’m as shocked as you are. You mean Joy Behar and Bette Midler aren’t the same person?

Don’t need to read further. LOL, for real.

MadisonConservative on September 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

That doesn’t even look like a real woman anymore. What is that?

Diane on September 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Allah.. add this to the Blog….

Coulter and Behar spar over Palin.

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

The cheesecloth budget for those cameras must be huge for that show.

rihar on September 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Palin makes them both pee a little.

bbz123 on September 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I didn’t know that Bette Midler was an idiot, but she reveals herself to be one. So, Bette, shut up and sing in the nearest elevator that you can find.

BottomLine5 on September 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM

So two yentas yaks walk into a bar….

angryed on September 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

FIFY

milwife88 on September 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM

“I’m as shocked as you are. You mean Joy Behar and Bette Midler aren’t the same person?”

Bingo.

see-dubya on September 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Oh, sweet jesus! She looks like a waxwork!

S. Weasel on September 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Doesn’t that mean that the democrat President will complain alot about it, but do absolutely nothing to stop it?

Whatever happened to all of Obama’s plans to stop the killings in Darfur? Why hasn’t he made George Clooney a Darfur csar or something?

rw on September 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM

A shame. I have long admired Bette Midler’s voice and performance skills – among others, her cover of “Do You Want To Dance” is just fabulous, and I still can’t watch her sing “One For My Baby” to Johnny Carson without puddling up. That said, she’s sold out to un-American forces when she suggests limiting freedom of speech to only speech with which she agrees.

MochaLite on September 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM

I refuse to click on a vid of two useless bags who think that their opinions have any merit.

onlineanalyst on September 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Bette Midler is the funk beneath Joy Behar’s ‘wings’.

HornetSting on September 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I try watching Al Bore, but for some reason I keep falling asleep!

cableguy615 on September 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Laying the foundations for shutting down talk radio for “fairness”.

Remember the code:

The Chair is against the wall. John has a long haircut.

GunRunner on September 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

About as coherent as AnninCA.

Gang-of-One on September 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

You are going to have a hard time convincing people that Bill Sparkman didn’t stumble on a grow operation or processing plant. It’s what they do in that part of Kentucky.

tarpon on September 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

This from someone who not only couldn’t find Rwanda on a map…but probably couldn’t even find it using Google maps.

And what the heck happened to her face???

Battlecruiser-operational on September 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

truly, not being mean but between Bette, Joy, Whoopi, Jeanine Gabarfolo, Rosie O and the rest….WHY is it these liberal MOUTHS are all so darn UGLY??????????????

SDarchitect on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Hey, cut Rosie a little slack. She one of the very few celebrities to speak out against Polanski.

SnarkVader on September 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

“Hate speech”?

Well, I guess Beck like many of us hate corruption and Socialism, but the Libtard mind interprets it differently and extrapolates to ridiculous extremes.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Ugh, I’m not clicking on that.

Rosmerta on September 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I can’t wait to see Ann rip her a new one tonight, or so I’ve been told is going to occur.

Ryan Gandy on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Was that a botox commercial or something like that?

Knucklehead on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

About as coherent as AnninCA.

Gang-of-One on September 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Hey, at least Ann is willing to give the ‘Cuda a chance.

Rosmerta on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Holy cow Bette!!! What did you DO to your FACE?!?!!

Sarjex on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

You can guarantee Bette Midler is part of the crowd who will watch Chris Hansen’s “Predator” and cheer the arrest of the nobody creep showing up at the 13 year old’s house when no 13 year old was even present but wonder why the “genius” Roman Polanski is being un-fairly prosecuted when his anal rape of the 13 year old “was consensual”. I mean, really!, you peons.

Marcus on September 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Pardon my French, but this is such a crock of shit. Glenn Beck is not a doctor, he isn’t going to go around amputating limbs.

Jeez, you’d think the Left would get their unfair stereotypes right.

rbj on September 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

The exact same idiotic and hateful comparison to Rwandan radio was made against Rush Limbaugh this past February. I wrote about it here.

Buy Danish on September 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

I’m thinking Bette and Nance share the same doc.

txag92 on September 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

So…protesting is now genocide?

Weapons-grade stupid. It should be illegal to broadcast this show without a warning to all watching that it lowers your IQ.

Good Lt on September 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

She’ll probably soon have a job at the FCC.

GaltBlvnAtty on September 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

The sound of two geese honking blows out my ear drums.

Yellowdog12 on September 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

When the right pundits attack the left most of the time they use the lefts own words and then begin the argument from there. When the left attacks the right they attach labels and even invent meaning into what the right has said, rarely if ever defending their own position. It appears all they try to do is create boogy men to fear and hate.

lwssdd on September 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Looks like Meghan McCain, sound like… Meghan McCain.

V15J on September 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

“I think that the people who are educated to be civil are civil,” Midler continued. “That’s all there is to it. And people who are not educated in any way, who are just a little on the barbaric side, what can you do? But that’s the fault of the education system, I think, and the way they’re brought up.”

Ahhh yes, if you wade through the liberal blogs from time to time, you’ll find this recurring theme. Anybody who doesn’t agree with the left just doesn’t know better and those simple minded folk, usually referred to as rednecks/hillbillies, just need to be educated by their betters, which are, of course, liberals.

clearbluesky on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Was that a botox commercial or something like that?

Knucklehead on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Actually, that video is a revolutionary new cure for priapism.

jhffmn on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Was that a botox commercial or something like that?

Knucklehead on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

you Kidding? The last time I saw Bette, she had a face like a bulldog. Who ever her surgeon was obviously pulled off a tent of skin and forgot to wire her mouth shut.

You can bounce a quarter off her check, it is as tight as a drum.

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I’m as shocked as you are. You mean Joy Behar and Bette Midler aren’t the same person?

Now now… Bette isn’t THAT fat…

And her comment on hate speech being free… Perhaps she should look at the FNC advertising rates for 5pm Eastern!

Keep up the good work, Glenn! Your show tonight was a CLASSIC!

Khun Joe on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

It is not up to prejudiced loons like Joy Behar and Bette Midler to decree what is protected free speech and what is not.

MB4 on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

How long ’til Joy the gasbag tanks and can no longer give Bett the gasbag airtime? Couldn’t wait. If I cared.

ROCnPhilly on September 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

who participated that is…

[ninjapirate on September 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM]

It’s a long story that basically involve two tribes occupying several countries and the tension and occasional fighting went on for decades prior to the genocide during Clinton’s term. But in that rampage, the government instigated and sponsored the murder of 800,000 Rwandans after an assassination of two leaders but I can’t remember who they were.

Dusty on September 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

lol what the hell?

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

So…protesting is now genocide?

Good Lt on September 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

They have destroyed the word racist now they want to destroy the word genocide. What is next?

CWforFreedom on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Beck is very much a right-wing wierdo.

He will collect this type of rebutals.

AnninCA on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

The left is seriously scary. Paranoid, delusional, pathetic, corrupt and scary.

alwaysright43 on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

“You mean Joy Behar and Bette Midler aren’t the same person?”

Now THAT is funny…

Seven Percent Solution on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Actually, that video is a revolutionary new cure for priapism.

jhffmn on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

+1000 LMAO

Knucklehead on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

lol what the hell?

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Put a picture of these two on your fridge, BB. These are two cougars that you want to ‘bag’.

HornetSting on September 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Nice screencap.

Miss Piggy called. She wants her look back.

World B. Free on September 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Wow, Joy defending the First Amendment. How did this happen?

The Reasonable Man on September 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Put a picture of these two on your fridge, BB. These are two cougars that you want to ‘bag’.

HornetSting on September 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

HELL
NO

THANKS!!!

The cougars I bag are 10′s

Not -5′s like these.

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

The cougars I bag are 10’s

Not -5’s like these.

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

You are kind, BB.

HornetSting on September 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM

I’ll bet Bette has some very specific ideals about who gets to determine what is and isn’t hate speech.

DFCtomm on September 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM

When it comes to Bette Midler, it’s time to bring back a Beck golden oldie.

Wrap your head completely in duct tape. NOW. That way when your head explodes, you’ll have all the pieces in place for the doctors to put back together.

Red Cloud on September 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Clips like these should come with a BARF ALERT

macncheez on September 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Put a picture of these two on your fridge, BB. These are two cougars that you want to ‘bag’.

HornetSting on September 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

What do you want him to do, starve to death? Who could open a fridge with that picture hanging on it?

Knucklehead on September 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM

You are kind, BB.

HornetSting on September 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM

well

if they werent crazy lefties

their points would rise

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Who is this Bette Midler? I keep going over the C list of celebrities, and she’s not even on it…

bluelightbrigade on September 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

truly, not being mean but between Bette, Joy, Whoopi, Jeanine Gabarfolo, Rosie O and the rest….WHY is it these liberal MOUTHS are all so darn UGLY??????????????

SDarchitect on September 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Jeanine was pretty cute when she was young. Not so much now that she is older and stupid.

RagTag on September 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Hey, at least Ann is willing to give the ‘Cuda a chance.

Rosmerta on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

You aren’t actually falling for that pack of lies she’s spewing, are you?

highhopes on September 30, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Now

speaking of older women

i wouldnt bag the Cuda

she’d bag me

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Their heads are blowing up over at Puffhoe:
Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’ Already A Best-Seller
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wires/2009/09/30/palin-already-a-bestselle_0_ws_304937.html

lovingmyUSA on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Who is this Bette Midler? I keep going over the C list of celebrities, and she’s not even on it…

bluelightbrigade on September 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Be on the lookout for the list of next season’s Dancing with the Stars.

highhopes on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

They’re scared !

stenwin77 on September 30, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Actually, that video is a revolutionary new cure for priapism.

jhffmn on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Sad thing is I know what that word means. She know longer looks like herself, that’s for sure.

TXMomof3 on September 30, 2009 at 8:10 PM

she’d bag me

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Field dressing BB would be interesting to watch.

I didn’t realize you were into S&M.

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Who is this Bette Midler? I keep going over the C list of celebrities, and she’s not even on it…

bluelightbrigade on September 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Be on the lookout for the list of next season’s Dancing with the Stars.

highhopes on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Will she be the dance instructor or something? :P

bluelightbrigade on September 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Be on the lookout for the list of next season’s Dancing with the Stars liberals.

highhopes on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

ftfy

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM

I love how someone can talk about Glenn Beck being an extremist, and then immediately talk about the country turning into Rwanda. Yeah, honey, Beck’s an extremist and you are just perfectly normal.

She doesn’t see the irony in that, she says it with a straight face. So who’s the crazy one?

stldave on September 30, 2009 at 8:12 PM

i wouldnt bag the Cuda

she’d bag me

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

LOL! I hear she’s handy with a gun…you’d look good hanging over her mantelpiece. I nearly said “mounted”…

Fortunata on September 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Hey, at least Ann is willing to give the ‘Cuda a chance.

Rosmerta on September 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Yeah, you’re right. It’s things like that that made me say About….

Gang-of-One on September 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Liberals fear Rush, Sarah, and Beck.

cubachi on September 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Actually, that video is a revolutionary new cure for priapism.

jhffmn on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

But only to be viewed after four hours.
It saves on the co-pay. Just think of it as her doing her part to keep health care costs down.

RagTag on September 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

More heads blowing up at Puffhoe:

Fox News Dominates 3Q 2009 Cable News Ratings

Fox News has pulled off another dominant quarter, claiming the top 10 cable news programs in 3Q 2009 and growing against 3Q 2008, while CNN and MSNBC lost substantial portions of their election-boom audience

Meanwhile, flagship programs at MSNBC and CNN did not sustain their growth from 3Q 2008: At MSNBC, “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” averaged 1.087 million total viewers, down 12% from the previous year and “The Rachel Maddow Show” averaged 996,000 total viewers (Maddow began the program in September 2008, so a comparison for the quarter would be inaccurate; compared to September 2008, though, Maddow’s September 2009 total viewer average is down 40%). At CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ averaged 1.005 million viewers, down 17% from the previous year and “Lou Dobbs” averaged 658,000 total viewers, down 24%. Larry King and Campbell Brown were both down just slightly in total viewers.

CNN in particular had a rough quarter in the primetime Adults 25-54 demo: the network dropped 39% compared to 3Q 2008, averaging 287,000 viewers.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/30/fox-news-dominates-3q-200_n_304260.html

lovingmyUSA on September 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Fortunata on September 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Heck.
Yes.

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I thought Bette Midler was a transvestite.

… I’m not joking. I thought she was an old white RuPaul.

Lehosh on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Laying the foundations for shutting down talk radio for “fairness”.

Remember the code:

The Chair is against the wall. John has a long haircut.

GunRunner on September 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

The foundation got laid (ha) a long time ago. But I like the code. :)

Diane on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM

weenie

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Actually, that video is a revolutionary new cure for priapism.

jhffmn on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

OK, so I had to look up the word. Then I had to get a paper towel to clean the soda off my computer screen. Too funny!

My vote for winner of the thread.

Mangy Scot on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

She doesn’t see the irony in that, she says it with a straight face. So who’s the crazy one?

stldave on September 30, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I’m betting she knows very little about Rwanda. Bumper sticker wisdom.

RagTag on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Actually, that video is a revolutionary new cure for priapism.

jhffmn on September 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Waaayyy Funny!

Gang-of-One on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

weenie

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Sarah Palin is the only older woman I fear

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:16 PM

They have destroyed the word racist now they want to destroy the word genocide. What is next?

CWforFreedom on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Holocaust?

Gang-of-One on September 30, 2009 at 8:17 PM

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:16 PM

You need to get out and travel more.

Sarah is nice compared to some. :)

upinak on September 30, 2009 at 8:17 PM

OK, so I had to look up the word. Then I had to get a paper towel to clean the soda off my computer screen. Too funny!

My vote for winner of the thread.

Mangy Scot on September 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

The worst part is I knew what it meant but I didn’t get the joke.

RagTag on September 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

They have destroyed the word racist now they want to destroy the word genocide. What is next?

CWforFreedom on September 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Rape?

RagTag on September 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Her best Bette is to shut up, she’s not helping the lefties out with her so called wisdom.

Brat4life on September 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

blatantblue on September 30, 2009 at 8:16 PM

You should be careful, you might get snagged by one of those cougars looking for a baby daddy.

TXMomof3 on September 30, 2009 at 8:19 PM

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