Bette Midler uncorked yet another hot take that was widely panned on Twitter. Midler called for Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Newt Gingrich to be thrown in jail. The Hollywood actress also demanded that Australian-born Rupert Murdoch have his American citizenship revoked.
The “Hocus Pocus” star wrote on Twitter, “Tucker Carlson should be arrested and tried for sedition and fomenting insurrection.”
Midler then lashed out at the former Republican speaker of the House, as well as the owner of News Corporation – which is the parent company of Fox News.
“Murdoch should have his citizenship revoked; the damage he continues to do to our democracy will soon become irreparable,” Midler claimed on Wednesday. “Newt Gingrich should be clapped in irons for getting him past the FCC.”
“Clapped in irons” is defined as “to put one in jail, often abruptly”
Last Saturday, Midler went on another tirade against Carlson and Murdoch – where she insinuated Murdoch was a dictator.
Midler shared an infographic that showed the billionaires who own large media companies. While Midler’s rant was about Murdoch, the infographic and corresponding BBC article published in 2018 did not mention the Fox News tycoon at all.
“Sadly, this list leaves off the most vicious, the ugliest, the most hate-filled owner of all, Rupert Murdoch, Tucker Carlson’s master, who has ruined political discourse all around the world,” Midler said, then added the uncredited quote, “‘Own the press & 1/2 the work of. dictatorship is done.'”
The actress asked, “We will survive Murdoch?”
The infographic and article highlight billionaires who purchased giant news websites and newspapers for tens of millions of dollars. Murdoch created the Fox News Channel, which launched in 1996.
Earlier this month, the New York Times ran several hit pieces on Carlson – which the Fox News star laughed off.
In another tweet posted on Wednesday, the 76-year-old actress took a famous phrase from the United States Declaration of Independence and attempted to make a hyperbolic connection to the Buffalo supermarket shooting.
“We have ‘unalienable rights?’ ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness?’ How are citizens supposed to believe in these sacred principles if they are getting slaughtered every time they go to the store? If a government can’t deliver on this foundational promise, it’s worthless,” Midler ranted.
Midler spouted, “TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It’s free and available on demand.”
Even her own followers asked the actress to delete the tweet for being compassionless and uninformed.
Carlson ripped Midler as an “elderly, out-of-touch, rich, liberal lady” for her opinion regarding the baby formula shortage during a “Tucker Carlson Tonight” monologue last week.
“So here you have an elderly, out-of-touch, rich, liberal lady lecturing struggling American moms to shut up and suffer in silence and, by the way, make your baby shut up, too,” Carlson said of Midler. “Now, if you can think of a more perfect distillation of modern politics of the left circa 2022 than that, send us an email and let us know what it is, because we’ve never seen anything that perfect.”
Tucker: They are hoarding baby formula