Joan Rivers to CNN reporter: “Are you wearing leather shoes? Then shut up.” [VIDEO]

It’s so refreshing to hear from someone who’s been through the school of hard knocks, worked her way up to a successful career and can still kick some liberal tush at the age of 81.

Joan Rivers was being interviewed by anchor Fredricka Whitfield on CNN’s Newsroom to discuss her show, Fashion Police, her upcoming Broadway appearances and her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva.

Now anyone who has ever seen Joan Rivers knows her “shtick” is outspoken, politically incorrect and brutally candid. For goodness sake, it’s an ACT.

But not to Whitfield, who continually asked the sort of questions that Rivers said were more like the transcripts from the Nuremberg Trial. “Every question was an accusatory one designed to put me on the defensive. She seemed to miss the point that “Diary of a Mad Diva” is simply a very funny book and as Winston Churchill said, if you can make one person laugh, even for a minute, it’s like giving them a little vacation.”

When Whitfield pressed Rivers about the fur she’s wearing on the cover of her book, Rivers let her have it.

“This whole interview is becoming a defensive interview. Are you wearing leather shoes? Then shut up.”

Shortly thereafter, Rivers walked out. It’s awesome.

Here’s a woman who built a career out of humor and sarcasm being questioned by someone who thinks her humor is “mean.”

Don Rickles, come back to Vegas! Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, I’ve got a cigar waiting for you. Teach these folks to lighten up and laugh at themselves. Sheesh.

Thank you Joan for making us laugh. We will never forget you.

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Tesla Rawks
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What do you expect from a failed news organization? They will take any scrap they can get. I heard CNN was being turned into a Childrens Network by the end of 2014.

trixiewoobeans
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It isn’t already? For overgrown children, that is.

bjuarez
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Good for her!

Megan Corbridge
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Don Rickles might be surprised to learn he’s dead.

Dan Gilmartin
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Don Rickles is not dead, no need to call him back from heaven.

Brian Hill
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Rickles is dead? i had not heard that!

David Donovan
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THIS IS AFTER SHE OUT’S THE OBAMA’S

Sharon
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What did Joan say? I haven’t had the please to hear it?

Tesla Rawks
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She called Obama gay and Michelle a tranny
seriously.. we all thought it but she put it on tape.

Frank
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That’s because we know that before the Presidency it’s doubtful Michelle ever wore a dress; hence the cross dresser tranny statement.

bigal64
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ah CNN … “The Most … ” ah nevermind ..

Rhonda Wilkinson
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She is an ignorant bit*h so Joan was spot on.They love to try to nail someone else to a cross and then act all innocent and shocked.Joan knows them and does not take their sh*t! Good for her!This women is like the mean girls at school who never grew up.

d gasawa
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Bill Haher is a leather wearing hypocrite, too!

evea
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The interviewer is a hypocrite. Yes she has leather shoes! Joane was right.

Virginia Llorca
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The interviewer was not accusing. She asked Joan how she felt about others’accusations. Joan over reacted a little but grant her that. She is eighty. I like her, and she has the world’s best plastic surgeon.

PhloChrt
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Go get ’em Joan!

Ken Plant
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One of the reasons I use an alias name on facebook. Because liberals are dangerous and stupid. Most violence is perpetrated by liberals. Liberals shouldn’t even be allowed to vote. Voters should take an aptitude test for the simple reason one wouldn’t want a brain dead fool in charge of their life now would we. We need Allen West for president. To put the traitors in prison, the cults back to where they came from (FOR GOOD) and my brilliant idea to fix immigration. Legalize slavery of anyone caught here illegally. Yep. They’d run for the borders and they would… Read more »
whoselineisitanyway
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I certainly hope they don’t come and get you. Pluck CNN AND WHITFIELD.

MrDrT
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People are fed up with political correctness.

trixiewoobeans
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Libs are really just a new arm of the Police State…they’re the Fun Police, squelching humor, wit and good times wherever they patrol.

jy kelly
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LIBS, the new taliban…

Chris Lutz
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People don’t understand how or why comedy works.

Sharon
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She kept asking, was she serious? Liberals really just don’t get it! Frightening that they can be in charge of a fish in a tank, yet alone our country!

JpRAustin
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“and I thought she was joking the whole time…” I’m sure you did Einstein.

Gail Lowery Briggs
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Joan Rivers asymmetrical face lift is humorous. Thanks Joan’s face for making me laugh .

Frank
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She was right about Michelle. Before the Presidency I don’t believe that woman ever wore a dress; hence the tranny statement. And that’s what this is about right? An attempt to belittle her because of her comments. Do you really think people at 80 care what others think? Why should they? And what, fur is the new legitimate societal stance? Really? Try telling that to the women of Siberia.

Philanthropussy
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women how don’t wear dresses are trannies?

Philanthropussy
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West, I think you need to sit this one out. Bec you are making yourself out to be a bigger fool than most times. Joan is a bitter, washed up loser who will say anything for publicity . She got younger and funnier completion and needs to go over the top for any type of attention.

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/society/06-21-14-joan-rivers-makes-a-houston-crowd-gasp-at-outrageous-comments-but-lets-her-serious-side-shine/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2611738/Ohio-women-held-captive-seek-Joan-Rivers-apology.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/holocaust-joke-puts-joan-rivers-hot-water-article-1.1275291

As for leather shoes, Joan has had plenty of plastic surgery on her face. She can make her own leather shoes. And also, she is such a terror, her husband had to leave the country in order to commit suicide.

Rodney Boudreaux
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Ignore this idiot above/ her turban is too tight.

Philanthropussy
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the truth hurts, rod

Rodney Boudreaux
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LOL~ Obviously the truth is not familiar to you. But look at the bright side, you’re still an idiot and you post drivel on the world wide web for all to see you for retard you really are. Smooth Move.

Philanthropussy
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Your support is admirable.

Rena
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Really PP, your hatred and contempt for Col West is really boring and well worn out so much that you will find anything and everything just to say something bad about him. Get a life already… And you lower yourself so much with contempt that you even attack this woman whose husband committed suicide… you are just sick… I’ll keep you in my prayers…

Philanthropussy
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He knows nothing about Rivers other than her comment about leather? She’s his hero bec she stood up to CNN? Great search dept. What’s next, Sandusky was a great kid’s football couch. Casey Anthony is a great babysitter?
As for your prayers, thanks.

Rena
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Do you know that as a fact or just assuming he doesn’t know her or what she stands for? You are grasping at straws PP just to justify your contempt of Col West.

Philanthropussy
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All e thought all was this old out spoken bitty showing up CNN.

Rena
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And? Why do you have such a problem with that? If you don’t like what Col West writes don’t come here, if you have something to say about what he has written then write about that… keep to topic… if you don’t want to do that then make your own website and blog and do your own writing about issues that affect all of us… simple as that. But at ever turn, whether its about this or other issues you always bring up about Col West military career like a bitter old man… hmmm maybe something there after all… you… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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you obviously didn’t check out the websites I listed.

Rena
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The point he was making is that everyone knows what she is like in her humour. Like Don Rickles as he mentioned. She is crass and sharp tongued, that’s her routine. All the links you provided showed just that. And? Your assumption that he doesn’t know her is off base as he pinned her to the tee. Get over it… you are just as mean spirited in your comments to him constantly referring to his Military issues and I would say probably a bit jealous because he can rise above all the BS you and your sweet buddies Earl and… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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No, West knows nothing about her. West says she’s brutally honest? Calling a baby ugly, saying the 3 captive girl in Cleveland lived rent free for 10 years? If that’s okay with you than why can’t I be brutally honest too?
As for his military record- I only bring it up when he does. It’s sad a man with so much going for him, crashed and burned. I think West is spazzing out over Bergdalh is bec Bergdalh may not be charged with desertion and will end up with a better service record than he.

Rena
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I doubt very seriously that Bergdahl will end up with a better service record, for one Col West didn’t desert his post, he didn’t renounce being an American, and he didn’t fraternize with the enemy. From reading what Col West did by taking the police officer and interrogating him, even discharging his weapon near him I applaud him for, especially with the attacks they were enduring at the time I feel he was justified for doing so when you are in a situation where you don’t know who the enemy is or isn’t you have to take actions that may… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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I see you are syill putting your employment free time to good use. West is no hero, darling- While serving in Taji, Iraq, West received information from an intelligence specialist about a plot to ambush his unit. The alleged plot reportedly involved Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, an Iraqi police officer. West had his men detain Hamoodi.[17] Soldiers testified that in the process of detaining Hamoodi, he appeared to reach for his weapon and needed to be subdued.[17] Hamoodi was beaten by four soldiers from the 2/20th Field Artillery Battalion on the head and body.[18] West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi’s… Read more »
Rena
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Employment free time? LOL you are a joke… you are on here more than I am and you dare say I am employment free? If you haven’t noticed silly one, I do not post every day, that means the time off of here I am working and going to school. Not that it is any of your business but its so cute how you think you know me… Are you stalking me? If you are that interested in knowing me we can arrange to talk elsewhere ::wink wink:: Secondly I know the story already PP, Ive read it several times… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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pray louder, I can’t hear you.

Rena
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Oh, now you think you are God? I think its time they check your meds, they aren’t working very well and probably need to be adjusted.. Try Clozaril, we use it on our clients and they seem to work well with it.. it might just help you a bit. I say this with the utmost concern for you..

whoselineisitanyway
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Don’t start you miserable piece of s***.

Philanthropussy
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how mature.

Andy Martin
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As expected, the local lib-idiot swoops in to defend the anal and irrelevant.

[[ Joan is a bitter, washed up loser who will say anything for publicity ]]

How ironic.

Philanthropussy
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I didn’t defend anyone. I just said Rivers is a terrible person. You see what you want to see and that makes you blind to the facts.

Andy Martin
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And you know Rivers personally? Check yourself idiot.

Philanthropussy
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Well. I know some. (you asked for it) I’ve been a fan since the 70’s. She was one of the few female comediennes on TV in a time when men didn’t think women were funny. She was one of Johnny Carson’s favorites until she got her own talk show and pissed Johnny off. He was so powerful in Hollywood, he had her taken off air and band from TV for a long time. He never forgive her. She invented the red carpet show and did that until she made a sex joke about a child actor. She did more stand… Read more »
Andy Martin
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So you hate her fifty years of success because she walked off on Freddie. Jealous?

Philanthropussy
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only the past 5

James Browne
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take your liberal rant and do something about it…like stick up where the sun dont shine

Philanthropussy
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how am I a liberal? I listed terrible comments Rivers made. That’s not rep or dem. I don’t think West knows anything about her other than walking out on CNN.

Andy Martin
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You’re as anal as Freddie was. I’ll bet you think Maher is funny.

Philanthropussy
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i don’t have hbo

Andy Martin
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Don’t dodge. You think Maher is funny. Don’t you.

Philanthropussy
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yes and…

Andy Martin
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B-b-b-but he’s so ‘mean to people’. What a hypocrite you are.

Philanthropussy
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politicians aren’t people.

Andy Martin
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Huh? Maher is a politician? LOL!

Philanthropussy
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no the people he talks about

Andy Martin
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Got it hypocrite.

Philanthropussy
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he talks about politicians, Rivers talks about regular people. The 3 captive women, children. She even said [email protected] once.
Plus, why am I a hypocrite? Comedy is subjective.

Andy Martin
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I don’t care who he talks about hypocrite. He’s got a mean and nasty mouth and you’re okay with it.

Philanthropussy
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comedy is subjective.

Tesla Rawks
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You know what they say about opinions……

Philanthropussy
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U make an ass out of you and me?

Tesla Rawks
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You are thinking of ASSuME

Philanthropussy
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yes I know. opinions are like a-holes. Everybody has one.

CheetoBuster
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Haha! Hey Fredricka, take your politically correct bullsh!t and shove it!! Good job Joan!!!

jln0114
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Political correctness is detrimental to Free Speech! It’s based on someone’s opinion of rightness. I didn’t like it in the 60’s when i saw hippies, liberals, burning our flag, but was told it was their right under freedom of speech. Now the offspring of those old hippies are trying to stifle my free speech under the guise of political correctness!

ChiTownGal
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EXACTLY!!!!!! And, I’m fed up with their BS.

whoselineisitanyway
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Me too. Have a grand daughter in law, who has decided since I’m very conservative, I should not call attention to the problems I see. She actually said ( HOPE AND CHANGE) and then claimed that liberals gave us all our rights. No no no no no

ChiTownGal
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WOW! Amazes me how ‘much’? these kids today think they know. If she went to college, she, more than likely was brain washed by liberal professors, who are the offspring of said hippies. Those professors who be the same age as my kids. Fortunately, my kids were raised conservative & taught to think for themselves.
I have a 23 yr. old grandson that thinks I know NOTHING. But he hasn’t bothered to even get his GED.
We are in a very sorry state.

fedup
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Great for Joan…..made the interviewer look like the ass she turned out to be.

Rocco11
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The dopey Leftist water carrier was just warming up for the questions about Obama being gay, and Michelle a tranny.

bigdoggy1205
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Give’m hell Joan! The media needs a little kick in the ass once in awhile!

flothow
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I LOVE getting old. No more having to be ‘politically correct’ to get along. Say exactly what you believe. After all, what more can they do to you?….death is just around the corner anyways! Gotta love Joan!

bapdco
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Sorry to hear that you had to wait for age to become non-PC. I’ve told people my opinion my whole life and didn’t worry if it was offensive. I’ve listened to their BS and found it offensive as well. Glad you finally made it..

Robert Mission
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Good for Joan! Fredricka was talking down to and preaching a holier than thou dialog and didn’t even realize it!

PJones
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That inept talking head absolutely stayed on it too long. To paraphrase her own question, “Does she feel there are boundaries, ever?” Joan is a national treasure, and people who hate on her hate something in themselves.

Craig1748
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This Fredricka person is not a journalist, not a newsperson, just another liberal talking head trying to stir up trouble and beat people down in a totally uncouth fashion! Then again that is CNN.

Andy Martin
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That summarizes why CNN and any other libtard outlet is never taken seriously.They have their heads up their self important asses.

bapdco
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Apparently this talking head doesn’t realize that she, too, has boundaries. They just can’t’ seem to see them. Dumbass!!!

Lilu Kanine
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Fredricka would not stop. Her disrespect for Joan was painful to watch. Go Joan!

Tonguepiercer
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Whitfield you were OWNED big time .

Shana Sek
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I want to hear the unflattering four letter words off camera…I bet that was real funny!

Bobbie_Z
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Condescending phony liberals.

Rena
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To be quite honest, when one goes on a talk show many times they are asked accusatory questions. I see it on O’Reilly all the time. Its called journalism and trying to find out what people are thinking, the reason they do what they do or not do. Honestly I didn’t see anything wrong with this interview except for the fact that Fredrika was a little too giddy or a bit of an airhead. Perhaps there was a discussion before the interview that they were to only ask certain questions or stay off some topics and Joan lost her bucket,… Read more »
Rodney Boudreaux
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Fredrika was being an ass and got put in her place as she deserves. Joan Rivers speaks the truth and that’s not something Fredrika is equipped to handle.

Rena
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I never said that Joan wasn’t speaking the truth. Im sure she did and wasn’t going to be interrogated by this flighty woman. But what gets me is that you see this type of interview all the time, not just on liberal side of the block but also done by many conservative talk show hosts. Like I mentioned, O’Reilly does it all the time and I love his show. We are coming off sounding a bit cry-babyish by complaining when we do it too… I was hoping we were trying to be above the double standard pc’ism bullcrap.

Mike Rieker
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“unflattering four letter words off camera” Rightfully so Fredrica because you are a C**T.

snaved41
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I’ll bet poor ole Fredrika hasn’t heard four letter words before.

Rodney Boudreaux
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Joan Rivers survives on her own wit and intelligence. Fredricka sadly lacks both and cannot compete with Joan on any level.

Karl-Michael Sala
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Of course, she was serious. You were negative in your line of questioning. I’m a trained interrogation officer & that’s my judgment & I’m stickin’ to it{:>) Link with me (free) on http://www.Linkedin.com/in/germangenealogist

Thill
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Gotta love Joan 80 years old and still one of the best I would love to hear what she said off camera.

L.B.
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Never thought I would be saying this….. Joan Rivers, my hero.

Estella Bunny Howe
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Yeah, me too. I have a whole new respect for her.

Genie Ehlert
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who even watches CNN? I don’t

urbanvrwcmom
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Neither do I. Along with MSNBC and the other slop on cable television, CNN is another case for cable companies to offer ala carte programming. Not holding my breath though.

chitowncircle
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she along with any conservatives should know that lib programs like cnn have no desire to interview them but to throw out talking points and to ‘catch them’

sadlyso
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Joan River, you are so right. People can’t handle truth these days. You rock and God bless you.

snaved41
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Can you blame her? Who are you to censor all people you don’t agree with. Pretty smart aren’t you Fredrika? You know what you looked like the fool. A sanctimonious fool.

Mazie Henry
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good for Rivers She has never been one of my favorites but she tells it like it is and she is right. If you can’t take the heat – get out of the kitchen!!

imontoyou
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LOL LOVE to see skanks get biaaaatch slapped on live TV! She looks like she just rolled out of bed and has the gall to criticize others. Now, that’s some PC right up iberal butt! LOL

Christ Almighty
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^Regressive conservatard moron!

BeautifulAmerica
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Flagged.

james
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SO called progression is regression look at the fact we have 50 million on food stamps to realize your points are just hate and stupidity….

imontoyou
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“Regressive”? LOL Hardly, Almighty grasshopper! Oh, enlighten us all! LOL Don’t see any thumbs up on YOUR response…………whoopsie daisy……………

bl1962
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Talk about a goofy faced ,jug head. Where did you get your dress from a rummage sale.

Ken Brooks
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I guess EVEN Joan Rivers has about had enough of the character asassignation and PC… BS… THREE CHEERS JOAN!! (I SEE ANOTHER BOOK IN THE WORKS)

Christ Almighty
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^What a fool!

james
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Yes you are and one day you will answer to God for your blasphemy against His Son Jesus Christ!!!!

urbanvrwcmom
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I’d like to know if CA-CA has the guts to use a depiction of Mohammed making an obscene gesture, for an avatar?

BeautifulAmerica
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Nahhhh. I doubt it. It’s not what he/she/it gets obamao-bucks for.

Ken Brooks
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Is that your IQ or the number of your friends?

James Lee
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Yes you are.

Rafael X
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Some old conservative bag was rude to an interviewer on TV. Only way they can sell their garbage.

Rena
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Raf, she didn’t need this interview to sell her books, she has been a very famous comedian for many many years and people still love her.

Rafael X
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So she was doing the interview out of charity for CNN. Doing them a favor to help their ratings? Out of the goodness of her heart? Come on Rena.

Rena
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Did I say she didnt get paid for being there, that she wasn’t trying to hype her book? Come on Raf… She is already an established personality that doesnt need to boost her sales but it doesn’t hurt either… You act like she’s Hillery and can’t sell her books without going on some show…

Rafael X
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She was there to promote her book and threw some red meat to the people who fall for that type of display. She looked like Snooki at the bar totally undignified for a woman her age.

Rena
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Who are you to judge what anyone should look like at any age? Are you saying its wrong to act young when you feel young? Thats the misconception that closed minded people like you have that once we reach a certain age we have to behave a certain way or look a certain way. Hell I hope by the time Im 50, 60 or even 80 I look young and act young… Once you give in to what people like you dictate should be we begin to die…. remember that when you are reaching those golden years… And so what… Read more »
Rafael X
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She can act however she wants. I’m not her target audience anyways.

BeautifulAmerica
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Glad to hear you gave her permission. Unusual for a dem.

Rena
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Then why do you have your panties all in a wad over what anyone else has to say about it… lol you are being so hypocritical… You just want to argue for arguing sake… thats pretty pathetic…

Rafael X
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You are totally right, just said the same thing to myself. Who is she anyways?

Rena
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She’s a comedian thats been around for centuries… lol well a long long time anyway… I never cared for her type of acts personally but thats my opinion lol… some people like her some dont

Christ Almighty
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Fox News dominates an industry doing just that!

BeautifulAmerica
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Daring you to change your avatar to reflect the same disrespect of the political terrorism called islam.

Lucian
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Yep, that’s right. They dominate. You’re in the minority. Despite what you’ve been told. You’re a filthy, idiot leftist and you’re in the minority.

Rafael X
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And yet there is non-stop crying and moaning and complaining about the “librul media”. Which is it?