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Letterman "Jokes" About Palin's Daughter (Voted into NOW Hall of Shame - Hell Freezes Over)
National Organization for Women (NOW) ^ | June 11, 2009 | National Organization for Women (NOW)

Posted on 06/11/2009 4:33:58 PM PDT by joinedafterattack

Letterman voted into NOW Hall of Shame: After two nights of "jokes" at the expense of Palin and her family, Letterman tried to explain himself and offer something of an apology. On his June 10 show, Letterman said he was referring to Palin's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol -- not the 14-year-old daughter who actually accompanied Palin on her New York trip. 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.

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Letterman voted into NOW Hall of Shame: After two nights of "jokes" at the expense of Palin and her family, Letterman tried to explain himself and offer something of an apology. On his June 10 show, Letterman said he was referring to Palin's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol -- not the 14-year-old daughter who actually accompanied Palin on her New York trip. 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.

1 posted on 06/11/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack

Is this satire?


2 posted on 06/11/2009 4:35:15 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: joinedafterattack

I did Letterman’s wife:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q24AA3xmJeQ


3 posted on 06/11/2009 4:35:30 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: joinedafterattack

I never thought I’d see the day.

Thank you NOW!


4 posted on 06/11/2009 4:35:33 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: joinedafterattack

I’m surprised.


5 posted on 06/11/2009 4:35:48 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: joinedafterattack

When did hell freeze over?


6 posted on 06/11/2009 4:36:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: joinedafterattack

If you wouldn’t have provided the link, I wouldn’t have believed it was real. Shocking.


7 posted on 06/11/2009 4:36:46 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: joinedafterattack

Everyone write drudge to post this.


8 posted on 06/11/2009 4:36:58 PM PDT by joinedafterattack
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To: joinedafterattack
"Someone of Letterman's stature..."

Huh? Is this another Letterman we're talking about or Dave, the perv?

9 posted on 06/11/2009 4:37:04 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: netmilsmom

Until they trashed Rush Limbaugh at the end of the article.


10 posted on 06/11/2009 4:37:35 PM PDT by svcw
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To: joinedafterattack

What does this have to do with abortion?


11 posted on 06/11/2009 4:37:38 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Fear the forehead!)
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To: joinedafterattack

According to the National Weather Service, Hell just had a cold snap.


12 posted on 06/11/2009 4:37:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: joinedafterattack

Wow, NOW was shamed into defending a conservative.


13 posted on 06/11/2009 4:38:30 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“When did hell freeze over?”

When Hillary lost in the primary. Remember, many of the women who supported Hillary felt betrayed by the DNC “good old boys” and switched their allegiance to Palin.


14 posted on 06/11/2009 4:38:59 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: ataDude

We need a Photoshopped phot of Dave’s head on the body of a trenchcoat-wearing pervoid.


15 posted on 06/11/2009 4:39:03 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: joinedafterattack

Wow - I never thought I’d see the day.....amazing - I almost fell out of my chair reading this one...


16 posted on 06/11/2009 4:39:21 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: joinedafterattack

A bj to BJC in the side office from the intern didn’t bother them !


17 posted on 06/11/2009 4:39:25 PM PDT by IrishMike (Liberalism is a psychological disorder and a dangerous mental illness.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Is this true? Knock me over with a feather...


18 posted on 06/11/2009 4:39:47 PM PDT by sissyjane
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To: joinedafterattack

Hell is freezing over ... surely it is the end of global warming.


19 posted on 06/11/2009 4:39:54 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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To: joinedafterattack

Yep, I can believe that Letterman was referring to the “other” daughter who wasn’t anywhere near the subject matter of the joke...

Then again, maybe I don’t.


20 posted on 06/11/2009 4:40:12 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: joinedafterattack

Still waiting for the ACLU to protect America’s Civil Rights.

These are nothing but liberal hackneyed groups put up to try and make people feel warm and fuzzy that they don’t have to do anything ... And the POW.


21 posted on 06/11/2009 4:40:56 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: netmilsmom

NOW? WOW


22 posted on 06/11/2009 4:41:18 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: joinedafterattack

Wow. NOW and stopped clocks have something in common.


23 posted on 06/11/2009 4:41:48 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Army Air Corps

NOW is the mistress of ‘Mobile Gloming’ (word play on global warming; there’s nothing ‘warm’ about the harridans except their eternal destination): wait until an issue is clarified by polling, then speak out in the direction the polls lead.


24 posted on 06/11/2009 4:42:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: joinedafterattack

NOW has to go back, what, 16 years to illustrate Republican hypocrisy on matter? That’s scraping.


25 posted on 06/11/2009 4:42:36 PM PDT by fullchroma (I want my country back.)
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To: joinedafterattack
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.

When NOW gets it, you know it's really bad. Atta girls...you tell Letterman to take a hike.

26 posted on 06/11/2009 4:42:39 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: coconutt2000

Look - there’s nothing wrong with Letterman that a good old-fashioned pistol-whipping wouldn’t cure.


27 posted on 06/11/2009 4:42:52 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: joinedafterattack

Wow.Letterman is a pig and should be fired.


28 posted on 06/11/2009 4:42:55 PM PDT by fatima (Free hugs.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Must say that I didn’t expect a comment from NOW. I do give them credit for addressing this.


29 posted on 06/11/2009 4:44:24 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: joinedafterattack

Credit where credit is due. Thank you NOW for speaking out. I tried to contact them personally to thank them but they do not have contact information on the site. Nevertheless, such actions should be encouraged, not ridiculed.


30 posted on 06/11/2009 4:44:33 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: MHGinTN

Ah, “finger in the wind” sort of folks.


31 posted on 06/11/2009 4:45:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: svcw

You didn’t expect them to be totally right, did you?
Afterall they are still NAGs


32 posted on 06/11/2009 4:45:30 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: joinedafterattack
Holy crap!






33 posted on 06/11/2009 4:46:30 PM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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half his age ???? try 1/4th his age.


34 posted on 06/11/2009 4:46:31 PM PDT by falcon1966
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To: svcw

If I remember correctly, Rush aplogized for that by saying he was sorry...I need to look that up...but of course, they had to go and ruin it at the end. In a way, they are just like Letterman...they just can’t make the point without making a political point to go along with it. They are such children.


35 posted on 06/11/2009 4:46:53 PM PDT by Hildy (In Venezuela Coke Zero is bad for your health. In the U.S. Zero on Coke is bad for your healthcare.)
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To: joinedafterattack
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.
Of course NOW had to find some way to attack the right, even when it is their side that is once again behaving in poor taste. So they go all the way back to the early '90s, and morally equate calling a homely girl a "dog" with a hateful comment about raping a 14 year old girl in front of her mother.
 
36 posted on 06/11/2009 4:47:07 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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‘Until they trashed Rush Limbaugh at the end of the article.’

Yep. They mentioned Rush, but not the famous SNL skit that included an unfortunate depiction of Chelsea. Oh well, it’s NOW. Take their announcement and run with it. As generic as it was, it’s still something.


37 posted on 06/11/2009 4:49:14 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: joinedafterattack

Wow! I’m in shock. Wonder if they have new leadership or something?


38 posted on 06/11/2009 4:49:17 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: joinedafterattack

Finally!!!! Now if the MSM will wake up and start reporting the truth about Obama.


39 posted on 06/11/2009 4:49:54 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes ... and you don’t want to be down wind from them. Trust me!


40 posted on 06/11/2009 4:50:17 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: joinedafterattack

“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.”

WHERE IN THE HELL WERE YOU AT LAST YEAR WHEN PALIN AND HER DAUGHTERS WERE ATTACKED DAILY IN THE MEDIA! CONSERVATIVE WOMEN ARE ATTACKED CONSTANTLY BY YOU THUGS. I DON’T THINK CONSERVATIVES ARE THE ONES YOU NEED TO WAKE UP!


41 posted on 06/11/2009 4:50:55 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: Juan Medén

I’ll continue to ridicule them as they’ve logged four decades of hypocrisy , simply basing their polemics and actions on what serves a leftist agenda and not what’s best for women.


42 posted on 06/11/2009 4:51:02 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: joinedafterattack

Not good Letterman to PO those dykes. Maybe you had just better retire.


43 posted on 06/11/2009 4:51:27 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: joinedafterattack

Letterman is finished now that the NOW Feminazis are on his case. GOOD!


44 posted on 06/11/2009 4:52:46 PM PDT by FFranco (To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness.)
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To: sissyjane

NOW officially has dove into the fray, willy-nilly.

This COULD mean that Letterman is toast.


45 posted on 06/11/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: joinedafterattack

Anyone remember what their reaction was to Clinton during his groping/Kathleen Willey/Juanita Broaddrick,Monica/oral office period?
Did NOW EVER voice concerns about Clinton’s degrading treatment of women?


46 posted on 06/11/2009 4:54:00 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Juan Medén

found it:

17. How can I contact NOW?

Mailing address: 1100 H St NW, 3rd floor, Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone Number: (202) 628-8NOW (8669)
Fax Number: (202) 785-8576
E-mail Address: now@now.org or use our comments page.
Web Address: http://www.now.org

http://www.now.org/organization/faq.html#contact

You gotta be a detective to find it, though!


47 posted on 06/11/2009 4:58:27 PM PDT by Daisyjane69
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To: RatsDawg
"WHERE IN THE HELL WERE YOU AT LAST YEAR WHEN PALIN AND HER DAUGHTERS WERE ATTACKED DAILY IN THE MEDIA! "

That's for a separate letter to Now (now@now.org). For this moment, however, it would certainly help if all FReepers would submit the brief form to CBS that NOW has up--and to put in the subject line your desire to see Letterman fired. In the body of your message, you can always remind CBS of its dwindling audience.

Regards . . . Penny

48 posted on 06/11/2009 4:59:17 PM PDT by Penny
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To: joinedafterattack
Letterman was pushing the envelope as far as he could. He was suffering in the ratings and he had gotten away with similar jokes on Palin, she was in the news in New York so he decided to go to the well. This was so over the top that even NOW couldn't deny it and had to call it out.
49 posted on 06/11/2009 5:01:21 PM PDT by lt.america (Looking for a bailout)
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To: counterpunch
...morally equate calling a homely girl a "dog" with a hateful comment about raping a 14 year old girl in front of her mother.

Read the article and thought to myself "shocking" in a good way, until I got to the last paragraph about Rush.

Now was trying to "morally equate" was exactly the same thought I had.

I seriously doubt the NOW hags even see it as complete hypocrisy

50 posted on 06/11/2009 5:02:51 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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