MSNBC, CNN Punt on Live Coverage of Benghazi Hearing; Fox News Covers

September 17th, 2014 5:42 PM
CNN and MSNBC viewers on Wednesday would have to switch channels if they wanted to watch the first hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. CNN aired a 15-second news brief at the top of the 10 am Eastern hour, mere minutes before the nearly three-hour meeting began, but didn't cover the proceedings live. MSNBC set aside 12 minutes worth of segments to the event, and sometimes…

Joan Rivers and Me

September 9th, 2014 5:39 PM
We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we? It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called me. They were doing a story on Joan Rivers and thought I, a conservative, would give them a quote critical of her. I said, "I won't speak to you and I don't want to be quoted as saying I won't speak to you."

Shhhh! Joan Rivers Was a Ronald Reagan Supporter

September 5th, 2014 11:55 AM
The late Joan Rivers was a fan of the Gipper. Just don't expect to read about that in the mainstream media. In the Joan Rivers obituaries you will sometimes see mention about her being friends with Nancy Reagan. However what you haven't seen yet is the fact that Rivers was a supporter of Ronald Reagan to the extent that she helped him out in his 1984 re-election campaign.

Priorities: 'Nightly News' Covers Joan Rivers Health Scare Before Obam

August 28th, 2014 8:31 PM
While competing newscasts on ABC and CBS led tonight with the president's stunning admission at a press briefing that he hasn't formulated a strategy to deal with ISIS yet, NBC placed the story in the third slot in the lineup, after a lead-off report regarding the NFL's "tough new policy" on domestic violence and a story by New York-based correspondent Katy Tur about…

Joan Rivers: 'Abe Lincoln Was Gay

February 16th, 2013 1:29 PM
On NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday, comedienne Joan Rivers said Abraham Lincoln was gay. This came seconds after the 79-year-old woman said she had sex with the 16th president using a vulgar word that begins with an "F" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Joan Rivers Kicked Out of Costco, Compares Store to Nazi Germany

August 8th, 2012 8:59 AM
Can we talk? Although it clearly was a publicity stunt, comedienne Joan Rivers on Tuesday was thrown out of a Costco in Burbank, California, in the midst of a protest against the store which she compared to Nazi Germany for refusing to sell her new book "I Hate Everything… Starting With Me" (videos follow with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Joan Rivers Drops F-Bomb on Red Carpet: 'Stop Campaigning' and 'Take C

May 3rd, 2011 5:51 PM
Joan Rivers dropped the F-bomb on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, saying that President Barack Obama and other politicians should “stop campaigning” and "[t]ake care of the f****** country." “No. I think President Obama should stop campaigning and take care of the country. I think it’s…

Joan Rivers on Miss California: ‘God Wants You to Shut Up

May 13th, 2009 5:03 PM
While appearing on Wednesday’s CBS Early Show comedian Joan Rivers shared her thoughts on the Miss California controversy: "It's all so stupid and she's taking it so seriously and so well coached...My advice is oh, relax. God wants you to shut up...You know, you've done enough already." Co-hosts Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, and Julie Chen all laughed in response and shared in mocking…