Whoopi Goldberg once explained to me her theory as to why skinny people can be so bitchy:
“It’s because they’re hungry.”
THAT is why this week’s Bless Your Heart goes out to CNN’s Hungriest News Anchor. I mean that’s the only possible explanation as to why she’d be crazy enough to “take a tone”, as my grandmother would say, with an elder, let alone the one and only JOAN RIVERS.
The 81 year old Ms. Rivers went on CNN to promote her new book, but was met with nothing but condescending and passive aggressive questions from the overly perky anchor. I mean really… who can take the news seriously from a person who makes this face during an interview:
The anchor proceeds to attack Joan on a series of levels spanning from the “mean” comments she makes on her show “Fashion Police”, to her having no boundaries when it comes to her comedy and relying on shock value to push her agenda. Understandably all these pushy accusations and sarcastic comments about Joan’s comedy style put Ms. Rivers on the defensive until finally she decided that she couldn’t be bothered to stick around for the rest of this farce of an interview. She tears our hungry anchor apart and then she leaves. Get it mama.
Now I don’t always agree with Joan Rivers, nor do I always care for her humor, but what I do agree with is that there is a difference between comedic intent and malicious intent. What I can appreciate about Joan Rivers is that she has been in comedy for over 50 years and is still cooking with gas. She knows EXACTLY who she is and OWNS it. She is unapologetically and unabashedly herself, and you have to give her credit for that.
That said I think she could stand to add a “Bless Your Heart” to her repertoire every now and then… It might help keep her out of trouble. As for the hungry interviewer…
Bless Your Heart.
Now do us all a favor and go eat a cheeseburger. Here's the full clip. Take a gander y'all:
With Grace and Good Humor,