Skip to comments.Letterman "Jokes" About Palin's Daughter (Voted into NOW Hall of Shame - Hell Freezes Over)
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at now.org ...
“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!
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.
Not good Letterman to PO those dykes. Maybe you had just better retire.
Letterman is finished now that the NOW Feminazis are on his case. GOOD!
NOW officially has dove into the fray, willy-nilly.
This COULD mean that Letterman is toast.
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?
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: email@example.com or use our comments page.
Web Address: http://www.now.org
You gotta be a detective to find it, though!
That's for a separate letter to Now (firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Personally, I could care less what the useless NAGS have to say. Where have they been over the many years when conservative women have been attacked by the left. I guess even they couldn’t ignore joking about the raping of a young girl.
For the record, Rush did not compare Chelsie to a dog and even if he did, what is sexist about that? My dogs are quite cute. I watched said show and he was comparing what was in at the White House with Clinton and what was out with Bush. A picture of the Bush’s dog, Millie was shown and then a picture of the Clinton’s cat Socks was supposed to be shown. It appears somebody on the staff decided it would be funny to put Chelsie’s picture up instead. I believe Rush apologized and the staffer was fired.
The two things do not even compare.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 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 DONT THINK CONSERVATIVES ARE THE ONES YOU NEED TO WAKE UP! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
I think they may have just woken up.
They still have the dig about conservatives in at the back end, BUT THIS IS A FIRST FOR THEM.
They finally defended a conservative woman.
It took a YEAR of attacks, but even they had trouble with these comments.
NOW would never lift a finger to help any attractive woman. They are the National Organization of ugly women.
No, they never did. I do remember one of their minions saying she'd even give Clinton a BJ as long as he kept abortion legal! The number ONE reason NOW even exists. Let's be honest.
How could they not?
LOL. The NOW nags had to get a dig into conservatives and Rush Limbaugh in particular.
Sorry, nags, we don’t need you.
It is kinda funny to see them slamming letterdork, though.
Too little, too late and they got snarky at the end. They must really be feeling heat to actually stand up for a principal that should have been front and center throughout the Clinton Years.
They provide a link to Les Moonves to let him know how you feel. You send the email right from their site.
I sent him a blistering note.
Yes, at the end they showed their leftist bias but still are doing something that needs to be done in defense of Willow and her sister.
It’s interesting then that the jokes are considered offensive to them (they are) but they couldn’t find it in themselves to say anything about groping, rape, or degrading oral sex slavery with an intern in the Clinton White House. Maybe they could issue a clarification.
About the time their membership dropped to all time lows.
NOW is over and has been for the last 20 years.