Thursday, June 11, 2009

David Letterman and Sarah Palin

Recently Sarah Palin was in New York with her 14 year old daughter, Willow. David Letterman made a mean-spirited "joke" about how Sarah “Bought makeup from Bloomingdale's to update her 'slutty flight attendant' look."

[Note to Letterman: The campaign is long o-v-e-r!!! If you can't find enough material in current politics to joke about, its time to retire]

It's one thing to attack someone's ideas or conduct--that's practically the American way when it comes to politics--but I think all American's should agree that only bottom-feeders attack someone's personal appearance (and perhaps Letterman needs better glasses)!

But it gets worse. Letterman also said,

“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

Now remember--Sarah Palin was in New York with her 14 year old daughter Willow!

The Palin's responded with the following statement:
“Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands - that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.' ”
Letterman responded by saying,

“These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl...."

But it was the visit to New York by Sarah and 14 year-old Willow--not 18 year-old Bristol--that prompted the "jokes." Rather than desperately trying to excuse his disgusting "jokes," Letterman needed to issue a sincere, heartfelt apology.

Some time ago, radio host Don Imus was fired when he made an over-the-top comment on the air. I think Letterman's employers should do the same--And if they don't, I hope America's viewers will show that this kind of mean-spirited hate speech against people's children will not be tolerated (Tolerance is not always a virtue).

And while I'm at it, the Left loves to criticize the Right for its over-the-top hate speech. Perhaps I've missed it, but I've never heard Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter make comments this over-the-top before. Perhaps the log needs to come out of the Left's eye, before they attempt to pull the speck out of the Right's eye.

2 comments:

photojohn said...

Dennis is absolutely correct, if Mr. Letterman cannot come up with anything that is not mean spirited, extremely in bad taste and insulting to of all things a 14 year girl he should get off the air.
I for one will no longer watch him!
John

professor ed said...

Mr. Letterman is one of the most funny and talented hosts in tv-land--according to Mr. Letterman. When a tv show has the kind of ratings of this excuse for tv entertainment, the host will stupe (spelling intended) to any level to keep himself in business.