Bette Midler Is Demanding Obama Pardon 20 Black Panther Members
If you grew up in the 60”s there’s perhaps little doubt that more likely than not you’re a Bette Midler fan, an original flower child who sung in bath houses in her native Hawaii, and later became a major force within the entertainment industry.
Midler released her debut album “The Divine Miss M,” in 1972.
Ironically that album title would also forever became a part of her persona. Midler has been honored with multiple Grammy Awards and Oscar nominations for her work in films like 'The Rose' and 'Beaches”…and first appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof (1966–69).
However like most of the Hollywood elite, Midler has also drunk from the Kool-Aid, so it should come as no surprise that the day after PBS aired a controversial documentary about the Black Panthers, and noted that quite a few of these violent anti police members are still in prison for various criminal activity, "The Divine Miss M" turned to social media to call on President Barack Obama to pardon them.
Moreover PBS is taking heat for the documentary, in the description of a preview, PBS stated: “A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard."
Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then.”
Midler ironically was also there, in that she’s a product of that era, and should know better then most, just how violent the “Black Panther Party” was.