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New York Lawmaker Calls on CBS to Fire Letterman for Palin Comments
FOX News ^ | June 12, 2009 | FOX News

Posted on 06/12/2009 4:24:00 PM PDT by SolidWood

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Republican, is calling on the CEO of CBS to fire David Letterman for crude comments he made about Sarah Palin and her daughter.

In the letter to CBS chief Les Moonves, Kolb said he took Letterman to task for the "shockingly inappropriate" jokes.

“As the proud father of a daughter, and as a husband, I wanted Mr. Moonves to hear from me directly about Mr. Letterman’s disparaging remarks," Kolb said in a written statement.

“Firing Mr. Letterman would send a clear message that CBS will not tolerate any of its employees — even an established media figure like Mr. Letterman — making demeaning and degrading comments about women.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cbs; duplicate; finch; kolb; letterman; newyork; newyorkassembly; palin; pedophile; pedophileletterman; willow
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Thank you Brian!!!

Also:

FINCH CALLS ON CBS TO FIRE LETTERMAN

Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I - Springport) today has called for CBS Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves to terminate David Letterman's contract with the network. Assemblyman Finch sent a letter via personal courier (see attached) to Mr. Moonves asking for Mr. Letterman to be fired.

"Governor Sarah Palin was a guest of the City of Auburn in New York state," said Finch. "She was subjected to degrading comments about herself, her 14-year-old daughter, and all women, on primetime television by Late Show host David Letterman. I find these comments to be completely unacceptable and outrageous."

Governor Palin was in Auburn, New York to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Statehood of Alaska. She toured and addressed a crowd at the former home of Secretary of State William H. Seward, who was instrumental in the purchase of the Alaskan territory from Imperial Russia.

While staying in Upstate New York, Governor Palin and her family also took time to tour the home of Harriet Tubman who helped free slaves using the Underground Railroad. They visited the Women's Rights National Historic Park and National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

"Mr. Letterman made these comments on the heels of Governor Palin's visits to notable landmarks of abolitionists and women's rights advocates," Finch stated. "These comments and Mr. Letterman's continued degrading comments about women during the explanation of his remarks was appalling."

Finch continued, "I insist Mr. Moonves fire David Letterman and send a clear message to America that the CBS Network and its affiliates do not find insulting women acceptable."

Mike Avella Jr.

Press Coordinator

NYS Assembly Minority

(518) 455-5981

F (518) 455-5057

...

Thank you Gary!!!


1 posted on 06/12/2009 4:24:01 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: SolidWood

About time... Thank God there are still some strong Republican leaders.


2 posted on 06/12/2009 4:25:00 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Hey Obama how many Freedoms have you taken away from Americans today?)
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To: SolidWood

BUMP


3 posted on 06/12/2009 4:25:59 PM PDT by LucyJo ("...guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism...". George Washington)
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To: SolidWood

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Republican,

I thought the NY assembly was now under Republican control after those 2 dems switched the other day.


4 posted on 06/12/2009 4:29:01 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: All
Pop Culture vs. America: This Round Goes to Sarah Palin

David Letterman not expected to respond to Sarah Palin on tonight's show

Must read at Hillbuzz: Letterman Boycott Day Three

5 posted on 06/12/2009 4:29:03 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: SolidWood

The left is generally jealous of their monopoly on outrage and will not like conservatives trying to partake of this most precious of liberal prerogatives.


6 posted on 06/12/2009 4:32:03 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SolidWood

Thank you, Brian Kolb and Gary Finch! More of our leaders need to speak out on this issue. The vicious and callous public degradation of a young girl by a major TV host is despicable. It goes against the American sense of decency and fairness.

When are we going to hear from some Democrats on this?

(...crickets chirping...)


7 posted on 06/12/2009 4:33:15 PM PDT by Palladin (David Letterman is a dirty old man.)
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To: kalee

The switch hasn’t become formalized yet (apparently). The Assembly page shows still the R as minority leader.


8 posted on 06/12/2009 4:35:35 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: kalee

That’s the Senate.


9 posted on 06/12/2009 4:35:38 PM PDT by Gomez (killer of threads)
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To: Palladin

They got rid of one comedian for making jokes about Afro American girls calling the ‘ho’s And They were BIG girls,


10 posted on 06/12/2009 4:36:05 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SolidWood

Ho, ho, ho, David Letterman has to go.


11 posted on 06/12/2009 4:36:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Gomez

Thanks for the correction.


12 posted on 06/12/2009 4:37:56 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

Pop Culture vs. America: This Round Goes to Sarah Palin

Letterman Boycott Day Three

13 posted on 06/12/2009 4:38:16 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: SolidWood
Assembly is still Dem controlled, the Senate is where the switch occurred.
14 posted on 06/12/2009 4:39:01 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Gomez

Ah thanks! Right, it was the Senate.


15 posted on 06/12/2009 4:39:17 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: SolidWood

Dont try holding your breath until CBS makes a move.


16 posted on 06/12/2009 4:40:21 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: LucyJo
Only on the Sirius satellite , Stern show do you find anyone defending this. If CBS is in bed with Stern an that perverted group, Quivers, Lang, Jeff the Drunk. Than Letterman stay's. But far worse thing's were said by Letterman than another CBS paid so called talent for saying "nappy headed hoe" That so called talent was let go. Really - go after the advertisers, Thats the wallet. These perverts can't operate with out $$$
17 posted on 06/12/2009 4:41:39 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: SolidWood
God bless this Rep for his direct and forthright stand for decency.

Most people know exactly why the MSM, left, and others are bashing Sarah. They resent her for her positions and the life she has lived, including having her beautiful downs syndrome child and the love she and Todd have for that baby and the joy they obviously receive. Most folks (outside the beltway, hollywood, and the urban leftists enclaves understand that, are decent people, and will respond accordingly.

So, the more the MSM, the DNC, the leftists, liberals,and the RINOs go after her, the more respected and better positioned she will be to help us take back our country in 2010 and 2012.

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

18 posted on 06/12/2009 4:42:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: nutmeg

later


19 posted on 06/12/2009 4:42:55 PM PDT by nutmeg (DemocRATs: The party of tax cheats and other assorted crooks)
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To: Typical_Whitey

About time... Thank God there are still some strong Republican leaders.
________________________________________

AMEN!


20 posted on 06/12/2009 4:47:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

If Letterman were a PUB - or even a RINO - or even a non-LIB RAT, he’d be gone by now, buried under an avalanche of calls for his resignation. (See Imus, Don)


21 posted on 06/12/2009 4:48:43 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: SolidWood
Some “joke” writer came up with it in the first place. It went through executive layers before final approval by Letterman himself.

Letterman is one of at least several crude a$$holes at SeeBS.

22 posted on 06/12/2009 4:48:45 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Our Founders revolted over a "History of repeated Injuries & Usurpations" by Great Britain.)
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To: SolidWood

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Republican, is calling on the CEO of CBS to fire David Letterman for crude comments he made about Sarah Palin and her daughter.

Absolute nonsense...
While I think that Letterman is surely a jerk,no make that an asswipe..This is America even though we have a President trying to change that.We do not need Republicans trying to help him accomplish that destruction..Letterman has the right to be as stupid and ignorant as he wants to be. If a majority of AMERICANS realize that he would be off the air for the right reasons..If not then we have bigger problems then Letterman....


23 posted on 06/12/2009 4:49:07 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: SolidWood

Good news.

When Letterman gets old and is hanging out in city parks, wearing nothing but a trenchcoat, and flashing kids that walk by, will he remember these days. Oh wait... he’s already there. Bada bing


24 posted on 06/12/2009 4:50:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: kalee

It’s the same cesspool.


25 posted on 06/12/2009 4:53:25 PM PDT by Gomez (killer of threads)
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To: kalee

It’s the same cesspool.


26 posted on 06/12/2009 4:53:29 PM PDT by Gomez (killer of threads)
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To: SolidWood

stop it! we’re conservative...we don’t ask for firings...i don’t like the role reversal...we are not the whiners damnit


27 posted on 06/12/2009 4:54:48 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Get your point, but disagree.
Actions have consequences. I applaud everyone taking a strong position against Letterman and his pedophile remarks.


28 posted on 06/12/2009 4:55:11 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: chevydude26
That “high road” attitude is what is burying us.

We need to fight back, and if taking a stand against child rape jokes is “whining”, then I am the greatest whiner of all. And proud of it.

29 posted on 06/12/2009 4:56:56 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: SolidWood

Republicans should PROMISE to take the licenses of NBC,Cbs.

They no longer serve all Americans.

Republicans have nothing to lose anymore with those two.


30 posted on 06/12/2009 4:57:19 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: SolidWood


Letterman and wife...
31 posted on 06/12/2009 4:58:03 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SolidWood

I say yes!


32 posted on 06/12/2009 4:59:19 PM PDT by truthingod
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To: SolidWood

Republicans who actually get it...

BUMP!


33 posted on 06/12/2009 5:02:07 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: SolidWood

its not the high road...its about freedom of speech

let the market place decide to bury letterman with whether or not they watch their shows

this is not what we do...we support free speech


34 posted on 06/12/2009 5:04:48 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: jimbo123

Thats a dude


35 posted on 06/12/2009 5:08:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jimbo123

Which one is Letterman?


36 posted on 06/12/2009 5:09:57 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now.)
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To: chevydude26

Verbal child pornography (fantasizing on stage about the rape of minors is just that) is NOT free speech!

You know, in the day of olden, these remarks would have ended in a duel to reclaim honor.


37 posted on 06/12/2009 5:15:24 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: jimbo123

Wonder if he makes her dress up like a fourteen-year-old cheerleader in the bedroom...


38 posted on 06/12/2009 5:15:38 PM PDT by Palladin (David Letterman is a dirty old man.)
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To: SolidWood

In days of old, the big brothers would have made sure that Letterman ended up in the river with his neck broken.


39 posted on 06/12/2009 5:16:46 PM PDT by Palladin (David Letterman is a dirty old man.)
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To: SolidWood

Don’t think we want to go there. As repulsive as people can be we still have protection and freedom of speech in this country.


40 posted on 06/12/2009 5:25:05 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

As I said in post 37. These kind of remarks never were considered free speech and rightly so.

This has nothing to do with “contemporary liberal quelching of free speech”.

Whether 50, 100 or 200 years ago, if someone said something like this about a girl, daughter, wife, mother he ended in front of your fist, gun or a court.


41 posted on 06/12/2009 5:28:23 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: SolidWood
These kind of remarks never were considered free speech and rightly so.

Callender wrote and said some pretty vicious, and untrue, things about Thomas Jefferson. Our second greatest POTUS stated that he would have never considered restricting Callender's right to speak.

42 posted on 06/12/2009 5:32:27 PM PDT by jla
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To: jimbo123

Guilty!


43 posted on 06/12/2009 5:33:16 PM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: jimbo123

"CBS and each of my sponsors suggest child rape of girls
under 15 and those people Mel Gibson is always talking about."

44 posted on 06/12/2009 5:34:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: jla

Hamilton and Burr disagreed.


45 posted on 06/12/2009 5:35:01 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: SolidWood
Letterman is against women and young girls like most liberals are...he just hides behind his false proclamations. There is nothing worse than a user who pulls himself to the top based on hidden abuse and bias.
46 posted on 06/12/2009 5:36:07 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Finalapproach29er
Republicans should PROMISE to take the licenses of NBC,Cbs

Gee, how hard a case would it be to make that these news outlets serve a distinct ideology, rather than delivering unbiased 'news'? I can't watch them anymore than I could watch Pravdans or Baghdad Bob.

47 posted on 06/12/2009 5:38:42 PM PDT by budwiesest (I put on weight just watching Red Lobster commercials.)
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To: SolidWood
Neither Hamilton nor Burr were on the intellectual or practical level that Thomas J was.
We disagree on this, Wood, but we do agree on whom should be our next POTUS.
And this is my final post on the subject, my friend.
48 posted on 06/12/2009 5:39:13 PM PDT by jla
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To: SolidWood

fyi - Check out Tammy Bruce’s posts today at Twitter. She’s slamming the McCain’s, and those in their camp, pretty well.


49 posted on 06/12/2009 5:43:54 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

As you please, but let this sink in about what giant ***holes Letterman and ilk are:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2270792/posts?page=19#19

There are suggestions that he might invite Tina Fey to respond to Palin.

Got it? A family is being destroyed. And some want to take the high ground.

Fight fire with fire.


50 posted on 06/12/2009 5:43:55 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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