NBC News reported:
Raspy-voiced and brassy, Rivers was always self-deprecating, foul-mouthed and politically incorrect. A master of reinvention, she endured in show business because of her tenacious work ethic — which she credited to her “immigrant mentality.”
Comedians typically push the envelope, but Rivers proved time and again that she didn’t even see the envelope. To her fans, she was as shocking as she was endearing.
“The way she is funny, she tells the truth according to herself,” the late film critic Roger Ebert wrote in 2010. “She hates some people. She has political opinions. Her observations are so merciless and her timing so precise that even if you like that person, you laugh. She is a sadist of comedy, unafraid to be cruel — even too cruel.”
No topic was off limits. From Elizabeth Taylor to Queen Elizabeth to even Anne Frank, Rivers loved going after public figures.
“I mock everybody, regardless of race, creed or color,” she told the Toronto Star in July. “Every joke I make, no matter how tasteless, is there to draw attention to something I really care about.”
The Gaza supporters are already dancing on her grave.
YAY!! Take that for the Palestine RT @SkyNewsBreak: Reuters: American comedian Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81
— GCHQ Target ☠ (@blacbloc) September 4, 2014
On Wednesday Palestinian supporters sent hate tweets to her daughter.
UPDATE: Here’s to comedic timing…
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) September 4, 2014