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´The last time a German looked this
hot was when they were pushing
Jews into ovens´: Outrage as Joan
Rivers refuses to apologise after
´vulgar and offensive´ joke about
Heidi Klum´s backside

Daily Mail [UK], by Sam Webb

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/28/2013 3:17:15 PM

Joan Rivers has been blasted by a Jewish pressure group for a joke she made about German supermodel Heidi Klum´s daring Oscars outfit. ´The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens´, said the 79-year-old--herself Jewish--before doubling over with laughter. The veteran comedian made the comment about the Holocaust on Monday´s Fashion Police show on E! when reviewing the low-cut shimmering gold dress worn by the German beauty to attend Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood.[Snip]´Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort

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Considering the source, not unexpected. But others around the woman should have at least cringed, for heaven´s sake.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 2/28/2013 3:42:29 PM     (No. 9201385)

I seriously believe that she had some sort of trauma early on in her life where she lost the ability to mentally set any boundaries in her own mind. Nothing is off limits to her.

Gross, but consistant...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/28/2013 3:52:23 PM     (No. 9201401)

If Daily Mail were so concerned about offending people, why did they repeat it by printing this?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/28/2013 3:55:51 PM     (No. 9201406)

Agree that this is in bad taste, but sort of in line with that old Yiddish saying: " If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade".
I recall that Joan was bold enough to mock Hillary Clinton while she was trying to make believe she was a New Yorker and more recently referred to Michelle 0bama and her failed attempts to be fashionable as "Blackie O".
Joan is OK in my book.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/28/2013 3:57:09 PM     (No. 9201409)

I saw this on the "Fashion Police" show Monday night. The others did cringe. It was a stupid joke, but she does this kind of thing all the time and Joan is all about trying to be funny. Most of the time, she´s somewhat funny, but I hate her politics.

She should probably apologize, but people should learn to let stuff pass instead of being perpetually outraged.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tank, 2/28/2013 4:07:03 PM     (No. 9201417)

Don´t talk about the war!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ginadee, 2/28/2013 4:27:01 PM     (No. 9201433)

I´m not Jewish, but I find Ms. Rivers´ remarks both tasteless and sad. I can´t imagine anyone making light of anything related to the Holocaust.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/28/2013 4:30:51 PM     (No. 9201440)

Yes. Rather tasteless but Joan probably doesn´t give a rip.

I also get a little tired of the selective outrage practised by the left and others who should know better.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 2/28/2013 4:37:33 PM     (No. 9201444)

Aw come on Joan! Do your writers have to be so vulgar? This is not comedy. This is trash talk. Awful.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena, 2/28/2013 4:43:29 PM     (No. 9201448)

Since Joan is Jewish herself, is it really that bad? Tasteless, yes, but so is a lot of comedy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trust No One, 2/28/2013 4:46:48 PM     (No. 9201455)

I bet the designer of the dress is po´d not one reference to who he/she is. LOL



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Reply 11 - Posted by: aintnojoke, 2/28/2013 4:53:42 PM     (No. 9201461)

Yes, there´s a photo.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/28/2013 4:57:01 PM     (No. 9201467)

It is not funny, but I really think people need to stop getting all offended over everything. When I was younger I couldn´t stand Rivers -- probably because I had no tolerance for obnoxiousness back then. But in today´s world, Rivers is really tame. So, she is actually easier to listen to than most of the other so called comedians.

Anyway, #4, you hate her politics? What are her politics? As far as I know, she is a Republican. Maybe you don´t like her brand of Republicanism?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/28/2013 5:18:55 PM     (No. 9201498)

Rivers, Don Rickels--on and on. There are a lot of comics who use this kind of material mostly to create a shocked reaction from the audience. Love it or hate it, no point in getting worked up about it. They´re going to continue in the same vein. It´s all they know.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/28/2013 5:39:45 PM     (No. 9201522)

It would have been funny if the subject weren´t so tragic. In short, poor taste, but 90% of what libs do is in poor taste and it´s rare that there is a squealing heard over it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: CEP, 2/28/2013 5:39:51 PM     (No. 9201523)

Joan often makes vulgar and offensive jokes, the other hosts always cringe. But that is Joan Rivers, this is nothing new.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: starbaby, 2/28/2013 5:40:54 PM     (No. 9201528)

In the early 90s I visited Yad Vashem in Israel. When I came out of the Children´s Memorial I saw one of the men in our group completely break down in tears. His parents had escaped the camps (they were children at the time and eventually met here in the U.S). NO ONE else in the family survived. I will never, ever forget that man and the pain and sorrow I saw that day.

Vulgar and offensive does not begin to describe it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chumley, 2/28/2013 5:42:15 PM     (No. 9201532)

The dress looks like a fancy curtain cut up. It is hardly "hot". Also, there are a lot of hotter looking tail ends in Hollywood. You can even see better in Wal-Mart. I don´t like to judge anyone solely on their appearance, but when that´s how she is marketed I figure its fair game.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: msjena, 2/28/2013 5:46:52 PM     (No. 9201539)

My favorite Joan Rivers joke was the one about the actress who was so dumb she studied for her Pap test.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/28/2013 6:16:25 PM     (No. 9201570)

#13 I always thought she was a typical Hollywood/Jewish leftie because I seem to remember that she´s said some pretty nasty things about conservatives and republicans. Sorry if I´m mistaken, but I´m as conservative as they come - please don´t ever think I´m a liberal!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/28/2013 6:19:25 PM     (No. 9201576)

She´s a pig...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 2/28/2013 6:39:35 PM     (No. 9201606)

Very funny joke!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pomom, 2/28/2013 6:52:44 PM     (No. 9201616)

Joan and her daughter Melissa have their own reality show. She rolls those jokes off her tongue on a daily basis. She has a huge gay following also. I think she does it for attention but I´m really surprised that QVC still allows her to hawk her wares on their shopping network. She makes a mint.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: yuban, 2/28/2013 7:04:24 PM     (No. 9201635)

The many posts on here that are ok with such filth explains all you need to know about todays GOP.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: the maggster, 2/28/2013 7:05:48 PM     (No. 9201640)

Joan is OK in my book also!! Love her quick wit. Don´t hear her F...... and Mother....... every other word during her acts to get attention and laughs. She´s tough, smart and a real survivor. The relationship she and Melissa have is the envy of many a mother. The "joke" was a little off but hey she´s Jewish and has the right to tell sometimes not-so-funny jokes. So America...lighten up!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bob913, 2/28/2013 7:06:40 PM     (No. 9201642)

I saw part of her "comedy" show on the BBC a few years back. She is very vulgar, swears a lot. Not really funny.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: anonymous, 2/28/2013 7:14:13 PM     (No. 9201653)

The Daily Mail´s stories are often excuses to show large photos of attention-seeking women with not much clothes on. Heidi Klum is one such woman. Tacky and try-hard, just like Joan´s joke.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lalo, 2/28/2013 7:26:15 PM     (No. 9201665)

I agree - lighten up, peeps. She´s Jewish - it´s a typical Joan wisecrack - and if you´re offended, you might be a little too sensitive. She wouldn´t dream of apologizing and has no reason to. She´s truly an equal opportunity poker of fun.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: nina584, 2/28/2013 7:43:03 PM     (No. 9201689)

She is one the best comedians.One of the best stand up I have ever seen.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Pinons, 2/28/2013 8:01:32 PM     (No. 9201715)

She was probably drunk, or maybe the botox incapacitated what little was left of her brain.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Democracy First, 2/28/2013 8:46:47 PM     (No. 9201758)

Giving Rivers a pass because she´s Jewish means you dont believe in free speech,... ( hear me out!). If such jokes are offensive for Gentiles to tell ( as I think they are) then they ought to be offensive if Jews tell them. You would be p*$$ed if a German said that, or if a Muslim comedian said that. Just like with black humor... and the N word. blacks can say it, but others are wrong if they say the word? Point is, if it´s bad/wrong for one, it should be bad/wrong for all. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Rivers ceased to be funny decades ago. Vulgarity and cruelty are no substitute for wit. Ever. Carson could break up an audience just by lifting an eyebrow. Rivers wasnt worthy to clean his boots.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chumley, 2/28/2013 9:09:28 PM     (No. 9201776)

Yes she is offensive. So what? Lots of people are far more so than her and we dare not criticize them because of their pigmentation or religion. Its not right, but it is reality.
I see things every day that are so disgusting they make me cringe, but in order to live my life the way I want, I have to leave them alone to live theirs. That´s what freedom is. Someone else can control other peoples´ behavior. Its not my day to do it.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: chance_232, 2/28/2013 11:14:27 PM     (No. 9201888)

Vulgar...crass...offensive and tasteless....

And yet I still chuckled.

Joan has never been politically correct and as someone previously pointed out, she is the female Don Rickles. Everybody and everyone is fair game with Joan.

I elicited laughs at a job site when I observed that the building had had more face lifts than Joan Rivers. Had she been there, she would have laughed too.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: msjena, 2/28/2013 11:20:15 PM     (No. 9201889)

It´s more offensive to Germans than Jews, isn´t it?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/28/2013 11:28:44 PM     (No. 9201898)

If the "joke" involved Christians being fed to lions, they´d all still be laughing hysterically.

Lighten up, Francis.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/1/2013 12:16:46 AM     (No. 9201941)

It was crude, but so is Joan. Let the Jews call her on it.

Everybody is offended by everything today unless the joke is on Christians and white people.

I am offended by all of Hollyweird. What can be more crass and vulgar than Kim K ?

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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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