Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers

I was never a fan of Joan Rivers, though I take no pleasure in the fact that she has died. However, you can call me churlish and insensitve, but I doubt that the celebrity hagiography likely to ensue will include this outburst from last month:


  1. Hi Lorne
    I saw it too. I am not a fan of Joan Rivers comedy, but I admired her tenacity. When I first saw the clip I was appalled. The ignorance and the judgement made on the Palestinians based on that ignorance turned me off her completely. I too take no pleasure in her dying. But after first hearing her vicious comments when she was alive, I held no further regard for her as a person.

    1. Hi Pamela,
      For me, there is a certain responsibility a person has when he or she has a prominent public position. Unfortunately, Joan Rivers did not recognize that responsibility.