It's amazing to me how people can take what they actually saw with their own eyes and make it something that didn't happen.
We saw Joan on the phone with the (really great) designer arguing over curtains. She decided it wouldn't look good without even really seeing it... and then she insults the guy by telling him she's sending over another designer. He hangs up. He calls back and tells her he quits.
The excuses are tha this wasn't Joan's fault... It must be a set up, due to Annie lying (I LOVE that one) or something.
Annie reacted strongly because she LOVED the design the firm had given her so obviously she would feel screwed by the design firm quitting because Joan refused to work with the (reallly great) designer she got. I'd complain too.
I know we all saw Joan threaten to quit when it looked like Melissa might get fired. (Champagne glass throwing time)
Then, an episode later, when Melissa does get fired, she packs her stuff in a rage and leaves. She threatened and then.... she followed through. For her to deny it, and her fans, is completely irrational.
Joan called Annie white trash, she said she was a Nazi (ok, not totally the first time) but the second and third times... yeah. I know the Joan lovers saw her say that, so how can it be denied? It was a joke? Really... that's stretching it. The woman was banging her fist on the table and breaking champagne glasses.
As someone who wanted Annie to win, I do not deny that she was full of herself, self-centered, and spoke far too often of her own accomplishments. It was irritating as heck. However, that doesn't mean she didn't deserve to win this game if Donald were rationally picking a winner.