Fredricka Whitfield, CNN, is positively insufferable.
After attacking Joan Rivers, calling her mean and not caring about others' feelings and chastising her for wearing fur, she's actually surprised that Joan Rivers cut off the interview.
Here's the story, from The Blaze:
Things were testy at the very start of Fredricka Whitfield’s interview of Joan Rivers on CNN, and they only got worse.Here's video:
In fact, Saturday’s contentious chat did not last three minutes as an apparently angry Rivers unplugged her earpiece and walked off the CNN set, leaving Whitfield sitting in disbelief.
...The comic was on the channel to promote her new book, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” and took exception with Whitfield’s opening statement about her “Fashion Police” reviews of outfits worn by celebrities to premieres and awards shows.
After the CNN host called Rivers’ fashion comments “mean,” Rivers fired back with a rebuke: “It’s not mean, it’s not mean, it’s not mean. It’s not mean. I tell the truth. I’m sure I say the same things that all your viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch.”
But Whitfield continued with her contentious line of questioning: “Do you feel like there are boundaries ever, even if it makes people uncomfortable…?”
Rivers, visibly irritated, shot back, ”Life is very tough and if you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it. Done. Do it. That’s all.”
...Rivers unleashed a volley for the ages: “All you have done is negative…I am put on earth to make people laugh! My book is funny! I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago! I work for animal rights!…You are not the one to interview a person who does humor! Sorry!”
I wish Rivers would not have ended the interview the way she did. I wish she would have stuck around to verbally pummel the incredibly whiny and annoying and foolish Whitfield.
When Whitfield complained that Rivers was wearing fur in the cover photo for her new book, Rivers asked Whitfield if she was wearing leather shoes. Whitfield admitted she was weaing leather. Rivers promptly told her to shut up.
I love when Rivers says, "I don't want to hear this nonsense."
No one does. CNN's ratings are proof of that.
Whitfield continues to whine and present Rivers in a negative light after the interview. She plants the idea that this may have been a "stunt." However, she tells the audience that when Rivers was off-camera, she still had her microphone on and kept talking. Whitfield says Rivers "dropped some rather unflattering four-letter words. So, yeah, she was serious."
I don't think it was a stunt. I don't think it was planned. Rivers didn't direct Whitfield's questions. Whitfield didn't want to talk about the book. She wanted to attack the "mean" Rivers. Rivers got angry.
It was refreshing to see someone refuse to put up with the playing of the political correctness card.
Bottom line: Leftists are on a crusade to destroy comedy. No more laughing at anyone, unless the target is a Republican, like Sarah Palin, or other conservatives. "Mean"? Not at all. That's funny.
This is just another part of Obama's "fundamentally transforming" America thing.
The Leftists decide what's funny and what's off limits.
The Leftists want to control EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.