A Further Clarification…

Hello Everybody,

I’d like to make something clear. The other day I was stopped at the airport by a reporter from Splash Video who caught me off guard. I said “Palestinian” when I meant to say “Hamas”. This started a controversy which has turned into a tempest in a teapot, which the media is happily exploiting.

I regret that I did use the word “Palestinian” when I meant to say “Hamas” and obviously, there are many good Palestinians like Israelis who want peace and Israel’s right to exist. Unfortunately, this is not so with Hamas (which has been recognized as a terrorist entity by The United States, Israel and many other Western democratic nations).

So let’s all take our energies and concentrate on fixing the mess that’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri.

Joan

I’m Both Saddened and Disappointed…

An accurate clarification of my earlier comments:

“I am both saddened and disappointed that my statement about the tragedy of civilian casualties was totally taken out of context. What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, The United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The media, as usual, has decided to only quote the most out of context and inflammatory non sequitur rather than giving an accurate account of what my intentions were behind the statement. Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace. It is stupid and wrong and I am tired of bearing the brunt of attacks by people who want to sell newspapers or gain ratings by creating a scandal about me that is non-existent.”

Joan Rivers

In Bed with Joan – Episode 67: Grace Helbig

This week, comedian Grace Helbig (of the YouTube channel It’s Grace!) jumps in bed with me! In this episode, we chat about Grace being a semi-finalist for Miss New Jersey, getting inspiration for daily videos (or the honesty of not being inspired), keeping Grace’s private life private, and doing “The No Filter Show” and “Camp Takota” with Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart! Continue reading In Bed with Joan – Episode 67: Grace Helbig