... Brace yourself, men of America"Sun Apr 1, 2007 03:54
CNN's, ABC's Glenn Beck: "Hillary's voice makes angels cry. ... Brace yourself, men of America"
On the March 29 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck, host and Good Morning America commentator Glenn Beck -- who has referred to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) as a "stereotypical bitch" -- declared that Clinton's voice "makes angels cry." Before airing another Clinton clip, he warned: "Brace yourself, men of America." He also asked "voice specialist" Nancy Daniels and former Partridge Family cast member Danny Bonaduce to provide "independent professional verification" of the qualities of Clinton's voice.
Following a video clip of Clinton giving a speech, Beck exclaimed: "Oh, my good God. Danny -- will you kill yourself [after] four years of that? I agreed with everything she just said, but I just want to kill myself." Bonaduce replied: "I think four years with Hillary Clinton in the White House would be like an eternity in hell with Fran Drescher." Beck agreed, stating "Fran Drescher is the same kind of person" as Clinton.
Beck also suggested that men in particular find Clinton's voice to be "grating." While introducing another video clip of a Clinton speech, Beck warned, "Brace yourself, men of America." Following the clip, Bonaduce said he thought "Bill Clinton was a very good president," before adding, "But I can see why he was driven around a little bit." Bonaduce asserted that he would "even consider voting for Hillary Clinton" because "I think she might not be afraid in a jam to turn to her husband and say, 'What should I do?' "
After Beck asked Daniels: "[H]ow does she [Clinton] really get her point across of passion?" Daniels replied, "Well, it's really not difficult to get the point across with passion if she actually has the passion in the right direction, and I don't know that she does." She added: "But what I mean is, she's not using her voice to complement anything that she is saying." Beck concluded the segment by asking Bonaduce whether he'd prefer to listen to another clip of Clinton or go "through the DTs" -- delirium tremens, an episode of delirium that usually occurs as a result of alcohol withdrawal -- and feel "purple monkeys crawling all over [his] body, and they're covered in spiders." Following the clip, Bonaduce replied: "I'm thinking monkeys with spiders on it is actually too good. It's too fair of an offer."
From the March 29 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:
BECK: Oh, I swear to you. I think her -- I think Hillary's voice makes angels cry. They do. They're up there. [sobbing]
I wanted to get independent professional verification. Joined now by two guests. One is a voice specialist. Her name is Nancy Daniels. And Danny Bonaduce, who, in the next few minutes, may say really mean things. I don't know.
But, first, let me fuel the fire here with just an example of what I'm talking about. Here's some classic Clinton.
CLINTON [video clip]: Our soldiers matter. Our standing in the world matters. Our future matters. And it is up to us to take it back, put it into our hands, start marching toward a better tomorrow.
BECK: Oh, my good God. Danny --
BONADUCE: Yes, sir.
BECK: -- will you kill yourself of four years of that? I agreed with everything she just said, but I just want to kill myself.
BONADUCE: Well, I agree with everything in the national anthem, but I almost blew my brains out when Roseanne Barr sang it. And I think it says something right off the bat that you call a person that sounds like me to qualify on somebody with an annoying voice. It's like asking Tony Soprano, "What do you think of Neighborhood Watch?"
BECK: OK, all right.
BONADUCE: I think four years with Hillary Clinton in the White House would be like an eternity in hell with Fran Drescher.
BECK: Now, listen, you're exactly right. Fran Drescher is the same kind of person. Nancy.
BECK: Right? There's a certain thing -- and I'm not talking about politics, I'm not talking about the content of what she says or her character or anything else -- but there is a certain [grunt] to her voice, isn't there?
DANIELS: Yes. And she's bringing that voice up through here into her cheek bones and through her nose, and it's very annoying.
BECK: Oh, my gosh, that's it. You're doing it.
BECK: Now, how do you correct that? Do you work with people to correct that?
DANIELS: Absolutely. I teach them how to, first, breathe with the support of the diaphragm, and then allow the chest to become that major amplifier. The voice is warmer. It's richer. It sounds authoritative without being overbearing.
BECK: So, let me give you another piece of Clinton here. Here's another. Brace yourself, men of America.
CLINTON [video clip]: They have a right to organize, and they have a right to fight for and bargain for a decent wage, and health benefits, and pension, and everything else that makes it possible to be part of the American dream.
BECK: OK, so why hasn't she fixed that? I mean, if you can fix it for her, why isn't she calling you up?
DANIELS: Well, I think one of the questions you have to ask yourself is, do you really want me to fix that?
BONADUCE: No, I really want you to fix that.
BECK: No, wait a minute. Danny, Danny. Well, wait a minute. You like Clinton, don't you?
BONADUCE: Yeah, yeah. I thought -- and the reason I would even consider voting for Hillary Clinton is for -- I think she might not be afraid in a jam to turn to her husband and say, "What should I do?" And I thought Bill Clinton was a very good president.
BONADUCE: But I can see why he was driven around a little bit.
BECK: Yeah, well, there you go, America. A guy who lived in a Dumpster.
BONADUCE: But my fear is -- my biggest fear is that I agree with a lot of the things she says. Those little speeches right now were wonderful. The problem is, when Voltaire said, "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it," if he had met Hillary Clinton, he'd say, "I'll defend to the death your right to jot it down somewhere."
BECK: Just write it down.
BONADUCE: Just pass me a note.
BECK: So, Nancy, would it be better for her just to never -- because when she really gets into trouble is when she is like, "And I want you to" -- when she's really going after it. Would it be better for her -- and then how is a woman with that kind of grating voice -- do you express passion? If she would just calm down. Speak down here. I mean, how does she really get her point across of passion?
DANIELS: Well, it's really not difficult to get the point across with passion if she actually has the passion in the right direction, and I don't know that she does. But what I mean is, she's not using her voice to complement anything that she is saying.
And, in fact, when you had mentioned earlier, when she went and spoke in that Southern drawl, that was truly humiliating. That was embarrassing. She never should have done that. We don't want -- she's almost offending the Southerners.
BECK: OK. Danny.
BONADUCE: Yes, sir.
BECK: You've gone through the DTs.
BONADUCE: I have indeed.
BECK: Yeah. Purple monkeys -- hang on.
BONADUCE: I'd do it again not to hear another clip from her.
BECK: I was going to say, purple monkeys crawling all over your body, and they're covered in spiders, or this?
BONADUCE: I've got to go with the monkeys.
BECK: Wait, wait, wait, I've got to play the sound.
CLINTON [video clip]: That is not a record that New York needs in the United States Senate.
BONADUCE: I'm thinking monkeys with spiders on it is actually too good. It's too fair of an offer.
BECK: Yeah. I think so, too. Thank you. Nancy, Danny, I appreciate it. We'll be back in just a bit.
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