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Let's face it, he pulled a ***** and now he has to pay for it. If he had simply come clean and with remorse on his 1st response, it would have been over. It still would have been unsavory but things do happen. Being on a public format does have its consequences and they have spoken and acted. He should have known better. -----Willy
It was a tasteless joke....
...but some people are trying to milk it with overstated "outrage" to try to score some kind of political points, keep Sarah Palin in the news (like she isn't trying her "gosh darndest" to do that already), etc.
He told a joke. It wasn't funny and was in poor taste. He has publicly apologized twice, and Sarah Palin has accepted his apology. For my money this "scandal" is over and anyone trying to keep it going is just trying to milk it.
He's been on the air for around 30 years and anyone who thinks he's going to be fired over one bad joke is kidding themselves. The only thing that will end his run is bad ratings or his own decision to hang it up.
Besides, he made a joke about a conservative....
So that's okay. Contrast this with what happened to Imus.
His first apology wasn't really an apology at all. I hope he finally "gets" it. Let him squirm a bit longer.
Conservatives?......... What about
What do you think...
What do you think what would have happened if he made a "joke" about Michelle Obama's trip to France in which he referred to her appearance as a "sluty flight attendant look"? If that had happened, I think he would have been fired in a matter of days, if it took even that long. To me, it looks like a double standard.
To me, it looks like a double standard.
To me. it looks like speculation "until it happens"
Michele Obama isn't 14 years old
The attempts to make this some kind of liberal/conservative thing are a lot funnier than his joke was IMO.
Palin is not 14 years old. You sidestepped the question. What do you think would have been the press reaction if Letterman had made the "sluty flight attendant look," about Obama?
It's not the press that's reacting
It's the Right that's making this into such a huge deal. I've seen much, much worse than "slutty flight attendant" said about Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and others.
Maybe we "lefties" just aren't as uptight as you guys are.
"you lefties" include the lapdog lefty press. Ya think? Of course THEY don't think anything is wrong with it. That's what's wrong with them.
LOL, don't wait too long for the press to react.
Palin has been the punching bag of you lefties for a long time. It is most definitely about that. Who do you think you're fooling.
What if the joke had been about Obamas's daughters?
Palin brought most of it on herself
She couldn't handle Katie Couric? What would happen with a real journalist?
The joke was in bad taste. I already said that. Not sure what else you're getting at.
Ah yes, blame the victim.
Works for some and their followers.
Some people will NEVER get it.
RE: Palin has been the punching bag
Palin has been the punching bag of you lefties for a long time.
It's called Politics?
Palin accepted Lettermans apology, why can't you?
It's HER daughter.
What if the joke had been about Obama's/Clinton's daughters?
John McCain was even more vicious toward Chelsea Clinton in 2000, with the horrendous joke "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno."
"On his TV show, early in the Clinton administration, Limbaugh put up a picture of Socks, the White House cat, and asked, "Did you know there's a White House dog?" Then he put up a picture of Chelsea Clinton, who was 13 years old at the time and as far as I know had never done any harm to anyone.
Any guy who thinks its OK or funny to joke about
raping a teenage girl has some serious problems. That's true whether the girl is 14 or 18.
If you think it's about Palin, perhaps you should try to envision your own daughter treated in this manner.
The joke was not about rape
It was in very bad taste but it was not a joke about rape so stop exaggerating.
Under 15 is rape in New York
Are you kidding me?
He WAS NOT speaking about her younger daughter, he was talking about her 18 year old who's already gotten herself knocked up once. It was a joke, something that Palin has blown out of proportion and in doing so made herself look like an idiot. The only reason he probably apologized was because the network made him do so. He wasn't speaking about her younger daughter-so where's the harm?
Your argument of "what if it was your daughter" is null. My daughter would be on birth control already. Kids are going to have sex, the best you can do is help them have SAFE sex. If she was stupid enough to get herself knocked up then you're opening yourself up to some ridicule.
He WAS NOT speaking about her younger daughter, he was talking about her 18 year old who's already gotten herself knocked up once
Wrong. He was talking about Palin being in Yankee Stadium with her daughter. She was in Yankee Stadium with her YOUNGER (14 year old) daughter. You obviously bought Letterman's lame first excuse.
Does Letterman Have Any Children?
Any he claims? Any someone else claims? Is he even married? Ever been married?