To add to Aye’s post here is the video of Letterman’s “apology”
Yeah, he actually meant to “joke” about the 18 year old Bristol having sex with a baseball player rather then 14 year old Willow bring raped (statutory). Makes sense right? Seeing as how Bristol was NOT at the game he referenced but Willow was.
Give me a break.
His exact words:
One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.
Nope, no confusing that one no matter how much he lies in an attempt to squirm out of this pickle.
Palin called him pathetic in response….pretty damn good description of the man.
Meanwhile we have commentors telling everyone that hey…can’t you take a joke?
Lets see how the lefties react when a comedian calls Obama’s daughters “nappy-headed ho’s.”
You think they will just shrug their shoulders?
John Nolte has a rundown of the “Top Ten Possible Letterman Reactions to Fallout Over Willow Palin Rape ‘Joke’”….my favorite is number 1:
1. If what I said was so wrong, why haven’t feminists complained?
NOW finally slaps Letterman on the hand for being bad but has to put a dig into the conservatives by propagating the lie that Rush called Chelsea a dog:
Letterman said “I recognize that these are ugly” jokes. NOW agrees. Comedians in search of a laugh should really know better than to snicker about men having sex with teenage girls (or young women) less than half their age.
The sexualization of girls and women in the media is reaching new lows these days — it is exploitative and has a negative effect on how all women and girls are perceived and how they view themselves. Letterman also joked about what he called Palin’s “slutty flight attendant look” — yet another example of how the media love to focus on a woman politician’s appearance, especially as it relates to her sexual appeal to men. Someone of Letterman’s stature, who appears on what used to be known as “the Tiffany Network” (CBS), should be above wallowing in the juvenile, sexist mud that other comedians and broadcasters seem to prefer.
On that point, it’s important to note that when Chelsea Clinton was 13 years old she was the target of numerous insults based on her appearance. Rush Limbaugh even referred to her as the “White House dog.” NOW hopes that all the conservatives who are fired up about sexism in the media lately will join us in calling out sexism when it is directed at women who aren’t professed conservatives.
I love it. They have the gall to call us hypocrites when the only hypocrites on this matter can be found from the left side of the aisle. They go back 16 years and find an incident which was never accurately reported to somehow justify the dig. Puhlease. I just wonder where they were at last year when Palin and family were attacked daily with sexist jokes.
NOW has proven themselves to be hypocrites for the last four decades by basing every action, everything they do, on the leftist ideology….