Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I'm very disappointed with David Letterman
No, not for making the joke....FOR APOLOGIZING FOR IT!!! Letterman should have made it perfectly clear he wasn't talking about the 14-year-old and let it go. Instead, he apologized to Sarah and Todd Palin for referencing the daughter they paraded in front of the nation like a pregnant show pony.

He didn't owe an apology to that vapid bitch and her secessionist traitor husband. Both of them can kiss the fattest, whitest part of my fat white ass. And while we're at it, "Nancy" Letterman can pucker up, too. As far as I'm concerned, his rep took a major hit when he capitulated to Limbaugh and Hannity and all the other outrage merchants.

So far, this late night war has been nothing more than a sissy-boy slap fight. Conan gets an 11:30 show and behaves like he's performing in a church; and now Letterman, with a chance to be the biting, sarcastic, nasty Dave of old, caves in like Bristol's abstinence after a six pack of Smirnoff Ice.

And I'm not apologizing for that.

UPDATE: Here are a few other jokes told by comedians other than David Letterman regarding Sarah Palin's family.

In October 2008, Jay Leno said "Governor Palin announced over the weekend that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant. And you thought John Edwards was in trouble before. Now he's really done it." Where was the anger directed at "nice guy" Jay Leno? There was none. Leno never apologized, because he wasn't asked to.

In a Saturday Night Live skit last fall, a fake NYTimes reporter says "What about the husband? You know he's doing those daughters. I mean, come on. It's Alaska!" I guess Todd was ok with the (joking) accusation of incest; as was Sarah when she appeared on the show a few weeks later.

Remember when Sarah Palin dropped the first puck at a hockey game? Conan O'Brien commented that she would "then spend the rest of the evening trying to keep the hockey players out of her daughter's penalty box." That joke was ten times more crass than what Letterman said, and guess what else??? Bristol wasn't there. Palin went out on the ice with her then 6 and 13 year old daughters. Nobody called Conan a pedophile or suggested he was an advocate of child rape. I'm sure he made the joke about Bristol, but he was given the benefit of a doubt that was never extended to Letterman.

So why suddenly the outrage? Because the right wing echo chamber needed something to bitch about. End of story.


Blogger Tracy said...

Amen, Brother.

Blogger foundinidaho said...

What you said.

Blogger Chris said...

Is Palin scheduling an apology for being a cunt?

Blogger CSuave said...

Dead on.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

The right wing is, to use a Back to the Future reference, a Mr. Fusion of outrage, using whatever garbage is at their disposal to power their nuclear reactor of hate.

Blogger Ćœbermilf said...

You know what I'm outraged about?


And as a resident of Louisville and it's unofficial spokesman, I hold you accountable.

Please issue an apology immediately.

Blogger Sunshine Coyote said...

What I find incredible is that Agreed.

Bill Maher has said worse since Letterman's joke and is not receiving this kind of flack, and for a reason. He won't apologize and "they" know it. Plus, Bill Maher is on cable on generally watched by those who share his views, while Letterman has a much wider audience on network televison. It was easy to attack him because of his sponsors.

I fear this apology will merely lead us down a road of tame monologues that no longer push the boundries of taste. What the fuck is fun about that? URg, Letterman, are you going to apologize to everyone you've ever ripped on? Where's the a-hole I know and love?

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