If you have been following the news lately, you probably heard of the recent comments from David Letterman talking about Sarah Palin. I would like to hear everyones thoughts on the remarks made by Letterman.
Letterman has been under fire since he made several jokes about the Alaska governor and her daughter on his show Tuesday night, following a visit they made to New York City. In one joke, he characterized the former vice presidential candidate's style as that of a "slutty flight attendant." And in another, he joked that Palin's daughter had been "knocked up" by Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during the seventh-inning stretch of a Yankees game.
Wow .. a joke about a 14 year old girl being raped is funny to you? (And yeah, the joke was about Willow, although Letterman did try to weasel his way out by saying he meant Bristol, the 18 year old .. like that makes much of a difference)
Letterman used to be edgy. Now he's like the cranky old uncle that you really don't want to invite to family cookouts. While I do agree that celebrities and politicians can be fair game as far as good natured ribbing. Jay Leno has that knack of approaching the line of too far but never crossing it.Letterman not only crosses the line. He stomps over it. CBS should start looking for a funny comedian that can interview guests without insulting them and not make stupid jokes about a 14 year old girl getting knocked up by a 34 year old man.
I totally agree. Remember Rosie O' Donnell and the Tom Selleck debacle. Now politicians are people that were born to be made fun of. But there is a way to do it. The Daily Show gets it. Letterman....well..doesn't.
That's right. I didn't run for public office, and I didn't say that it would be a better idea for a girl who was raped by her father to have the child instead of having an abortion, I didn't incoherently ramble about this and that on the campaign trail, and I didn't lose the republican party the presidency.
I couldnt agree with you more! Every time obama is in the news about something wrong that he did, what do they do? They make fun of former President Bush. It just shows how unpatriotic those hosts really are.....
I really hope Letterman looses viewers over this. But when you think about it, its really the face of all late night television hosts. All they do is find ways to bash the Conservatives, and Letterman crossed the line BIG TIME when he said that. Why would you incorporate humor in such a serious, personal matter that the Palin family is having to deal with? And then in his apology, he joked about her again! I used to watch david letterman but he has morphed into a jerk. Actually, he was always a jerk, but he was funny. Now, he has crossed the line. NO ONE WATCH LETTERMAN
I may be chiming in late, but Letterman wasn't talking about the 14 year old. He was referring to the one over 18. The one running around the country right now and appearing on Talk Shows. The one that is fair game.
I find it sad (I have said this before) that in order to get media coverage Republican "leaders" will pick a fight with anyone but the President, including a late night talk show host who made a joke.
Letterman may have been referring to the older daughter in his joke,but the older daughter was not at the Yankees game. The 14 year old was. With the number of people on Letterman's staff one would think that at least "one" person would have let good ole crazy Uncle Dave know this. Regardless. It was a stupid joke from a guy that used to be edgy funny. Let's be done with it until the next time Letterman opens mouth and inserts foot.
In what way does this remind you of Dan Quayle going after Murphy Brown? that was a family values comment about single mothers from Quayle in reference to the TV show Murphy Brown. Quayle was lambasted by the press and called out by outraged single mothers. It was an inappropriate comment from Quayle, and an overblown response by the media. This current fiasco was started by a stupid tasteless joke by an over the hill late night comedian that targeted a teen daughter of a political figure. I guess Sarah Palin could have taken the high road and not even commented. but the natural reaction is to protect and defend her kids and strike back. In the whole scheme of things though, this has little relevance. Other than talk about it, what further action should be taken? CBS could fire Letterman. A-Rod could sue Letterman for character assault. Whatever comes of this, it's time to move on to more important things.
Well, just so you know, while all of us 'little people' argue about this kind of junior high school crap and choose up sides in the culture wars on internet forums, both Republicans and Democrats are taking big money from the financial sector to pass (or not pass) laws that will insure we all keeping getting robbed blind. There isn't much left to rob, mind you, but both sides will stay on it until it all falls down, and who will suffer?
So yeah, keep it up. Keep fighting about Sarah Palin and David Letterman and abortion and what not. That's a great idea. Let's all rip at each other.
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