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The View's Joy Behar: It's Wrong To Attack Comedians Because 'We're Important People Right Now'
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Ubiquitous
2017-10-18 18:40:56 UTC
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It's wrong to be mean to late night comics who don't make fun of
Harvey Weinstein, she says.

By Emily Zanotti

The View co-host Joy Behar bristled, Monday, at the thought that
late-night comedians should be taken to task for pulling punches on
Harvey Weinstein, even if they joked for days about Roger Ailes and
Bill O'Reilly, conservative figures who faced sexual harassment and
sexual abuse allegations.

The interaction began when another co-host, Sunny Hostin, brought up
that comedians couldn't win on the subject. Last week, late night
hosts were taken to task for punting on Weinstein, and Saturday
Night Live faced scrutiny for avoiding the scandal altogether. When
James Corden made a joke about Weinstein at a dinner Sunday night,
however, he was forced to apologize.

“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention
the Weinstein scandal,” Hostin explained. “But you know they were
always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. SNL took a
hit for not saying anything. Now you have SNL doing something. You
have James Corden doing something, and now it’s, ‘oh, it’s in poor
taste, it’s too soon.'"

Late night hosts like Seth Meyers didn't just avoid Weinstein, some
of them — including Meyers himself — responded to criticism by
challenging conservative viewers to change the channel, effectively
making the issue into a "you're with the liberal Hollywood elite, or
you're against us," ultimatum.

Corden received blowback for making controversial jokes about
specific women's reported experiences with Weinstein, referencing
Weinstein's alleged requests to watch him shower naked and give him
a massage in return for career help.

Both sets of comedians are free to do what they want, and critics
are free to bit back; that's how the system is supposed to work.
Well, unless you're Joy Behar.

“Why?” Joy Behar replied to Hostin, clearly apoplectic at the
thought. “Rose McGowan particularly singled out Corden. I really
don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the
right side of things. ”

“Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes,”
she went on. “We’re important people right now."



Behar went on to say all of the involved comedians should be
insultated from criticism, regardless of the content of their jokes,
and regardless of whether the jokes happen to be in poor taste.

Behar's commentary probably has little to do with whether comedians
are allowed to make jokes about Harvey Weinstein and more to do with
whether comedians can be criticized for "speaking truth to power"
about Donald Trump. After all, that's her first priority.

[Funny how she didn't think that about the few who mocked Obama...]
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anim8rfsk
2017-10-18 19:21:37 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
It's wrong to be mean to late night comics who don't make fun of
Harvey Weinstein, she says.
By Emily Zanotti
The View co-host Joy Behar bristled, Monday, at the thought that
late-night comedians should be taken to task for pulling punches on
Harvey Weinstein, even if they joked for days about Roger Ailes and
Bill O'Reilly, conservative figures who faced sexual harassment and
sexual abuse allegations.
The interaction began when another co-host, Sunny Hostin, brought up
that comedians couldn't win on the subject. Last week, late night
hosts were taken to task for punting on Weinstein, and Saturday
Night Live faced scrutiny for avoiding the scandal altogether. When
James Corden made a joke about Weinstein at a dinner Sunday night,
however, he was forced to apologize.
“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention
the Weinstein scandal,” Hostin explained. “But you know they were
always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. SNL took a
hit for not saying anything. Now you have SNL doing something. You
have James Corden doing something, and now it’s, ‘oh, it’s in poor
taste, it’s too soon.'"
Late night hosts like Seth Meyers didn't just avoid Weinstein, some
of them — including Meyers himself — responded to criticism by
challenging conservative viewers to change the channel, effectively
making the issue into a "you're with the liberal Hollywood elite, or
you're against us," ultimatum.
Corden received blowback for making controversial jokes about
specific women's reported experiences with Weinstein, referencing
Weinstein's alleged requests to watch him shower naked and give him
a massage in return for career help.
Both sets of comedians are free to do what they want, and critics
are free to bit back; that's how the system is supposed to work.
Well, unless you're Joy Behar.
“Why?” Joy Behar replied to Hostin, clearly apoplectic at the
thought. “Rose McGowan particularly singled out Corden. I really
don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the
right side of things. ”
“Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes,”
she went on. “We’re important people right now."
http://youtu.be/SzHmH5jqXnA
Behar went on to say all of the involved comedians should be
insultated from criticism, regardless of the content of their jokes,
and regardless of whether the jokes happen to be in poor taste.
Behar's commentary probably has little to do with whether comedians
are allowed to make jokes about Harvey Weinstein and more to do with
whether comedians can be criticized for "speaking truth to power"
about Donald Trump. After all, that's her first priority.
[Funny how she didn't think that about the few who mocked Obama...]
Behar is many things. "Important" is not amongst them.
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Ubiquitous
2017-10-18 19:26:19 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
It's wrong to be mean to late night comics who don't make fun of
Harvey Weinstein, she says.
By Emily Zanotti
The View co-host Joy Behar bristled, Monday, at the thought that
late-night comedians should be taken to task for pulling punches on
Harvey Weinstein, even if they joked for days about Roger Ailes and
Bill O'Reilly, conservative figures who faced sexual harassment and
sexual abuse allegations.
The interaction began when another co-host, Sunny Hostin, brought up
that comedians couldn't win on the subject. Last week, late night
hosts were taken to task for punting on Weinstein, and Saturday
Night Live faced scrutiny for avoiding the scandal altogether. When
James Corden made a joke about Weinstein at a dinner Sunday night,
however, he was forced to apologize.
“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention
the Weinstein scandal,” Hostin explained. “But you know they were
always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly. SNL took a
hit for not saying anything. Now you have SNL doing something. You
have James Corden doing something, and now it’s, ‘oh, it’s in poor
taste, it’s too soon.'"
Late night hosts like Seth Meyers didn't just avoid Weinstein, some
of them — including Meyers himself — responded to criticism by
challenging conservative viewers to change the channel, effectively
making the issue into a "you're with the liberal Hollywood elite, or
you're against us," ultimatum.
Corden received blowback for making controversial jokes about
specific women's reported experiences with Weinstein, referencing
Weinstein's alleged requests to watch him shower naked and give him
a massage in return for career help.
Both sets of comedians are free to do what they want, and critics
are free to bit back; that's how the system is supposed to work.
Well, unless you're Joy Behar.
“Why?” Joy Behar replied to Hostin, clearly apoplectic at the
thought. “Rose McGowan particularly singled out Corden. I really
don’t think that it’s appropriate to attack comedians. We’re on the
right side of things. ”
“Also, the comedians are there to say the emperor has no clothes,”
she went on. “We’re important people right now."
http://youtu.be/SzHmH5jqXnA
Behar went on to say all of the involved comedians should be
insultated from criticism, regardless of the content of their jokes,
and regardless of whether the jokes happen to be in poor taste.
Behar's commentary probably has little to do with whether comedians
are allowed to make jokes about Harvey Weinstein and more to do with
whether comedians can be criticized for "speaking truth to power"
about Donald Trump. After all, that's her first priority.
[Funny how she didn't think that about the few who mocked Obama...]
Behar is many things. "Important" is not amongst them.
Neither is "funny".
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have to audit liberals & wire tap reporters' phones.
Neill Massello
2017-10-22 23:10:30 UTC
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Post by anim8rfsk
Behar is many things. "Important" is not amongst them.
Yes, even the people on her side of the political aisle know that she's
as dumb as a rock.

FPP
2017-10-18 23:36:47 UTC
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“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention
the Weinstein scandal,” Hostin explained. “But you know they were
always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.
Perhaps she thought it was appropriate because O'Reilly and Ailes both
worked on a comedy network!
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Ubiquitous
2017-10-19 09:19:34 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention
the Weinstein scandal,” Hostin explained. “But you know they were
always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.
Perhaps she thought it was appropriate because O'Reilly and Ailes both
worked on a comedy network!
"Argumentum Ad Fox Newsum" noted. Get back to us when you have a real
argument to make.


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FPP
2017-10-19 11:56:49 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
Post by FPP
“Last week everyone was saying the late night hosts didn’t mention
the Weinstein scandal,” Hostin explained. “But you know they were
always making jokes about Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.
Perhaps she thought it was appropriate because O'Reilly and Ailes both
worked on a comedy network!
"Argumentum Ad Fox Newsum" noted. Get back to us when you have a real
argument to make.
That excuse isn't working for Harvey Weinstein, and it won't work for
Fox News, either.
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"Take a Tic-Tac and grab 'em by the pussy is the closest thing to a plan
Donald Trump has described this entire election." -Samantha Bee
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