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Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser
TVGuide ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | TIM MOLLOY

Posted on 06/15/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT by BraveMan

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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Oh noooo! I have my homeowner’s insurance with them. They have all kinds of insurance not just life insurance.


101 posted on 06/15/2009 7:49:57 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

You should call her supervisor at Met Life and ask if they genuinely believe rape of a 14 year old is an acceptable means of selling their product.


102 posted on 06/15/2009 7:56:12 PM PDT by comps4spice
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To: I got the rope

I never saw or heard an apology from David Letterman.

I’ve only seen the drive by media claim this was good for David Letterman. How far can this country fall when the mainstream media thinks a 62 year old man making a joke about statutory rape is good for the man.

The left continues to claim that this one or that one said this or that about this child or that child without ever providing proof that anything was ever said.

Example....Rush Limbaugh and John McCain. The left claims both said awful things about Chelsea Clinton but provide as their proof stories claiming it happened, not the proof itself.

This is how the left operates and sadly, some on the right lap it up.


103 posted on 06/15/2009 8:02:33 PM PDT by wpa_mikeb
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To: SolidWood

Here’s the Email I sent to Embassy Suites.
Thank you for withdrawing commercial sponsorship from the david letterman show. As you know many people found letterman’s brand of political humor disgusting. Insinuating that fourteen year old Willow Palin would have public sex in a stadium or be solicited as a prostitute by elliot spitzer is not the type of humor I want to associate with Embassy Suites, Your quick (and I expect permanent) disassociation from the david letterman show ensures I will continue to enjoy staying at Embassy Suites.


104 posted on 06/15/2009 8:13:44 PM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: MaxMax

It is my understanding that, when Dave’s wife was a child, her parents had to tie a pork chop around her neck before the dog would play with her — JUST KIDDING, DAVE!!!!!!!!


105 posted on 06/15/2009 8:20:57 PM PDT by thelastvirgil
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To: republicangel

“Oh noooo! I have my homeowner’s insurance with them. They have all kinds of insurance not just life insurance.”

Plus, that cool Blimp....


106 posted on 06/15/2009 8:34:43 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: BraveMan

10) The Wonderful Job Katie Couric is doing.

9) Buttafucio! Buttafucio! Buttafucio!

8) The geezers who still watch CBS are dying off.

7) People have figured out Andy Rooney isn’t funny.

6) There’s more money in “shovel ready” jobs.

5) The US Government is rumored to be considering a CBS bailout.

4) CBS correspondants in Iran voted for Ahmadinejad.

3) Jane Harmon called the guys who run CBS before her hearings on the “Fairness Doctrine”.

2) The studio is being Bulldozed as a part of Obama’s “downsizing” of American cities.

1) Letterman in typical unbiased, non-partisan left wing fashion pissed a bunch of people off and treated them like they were stupid.


107 posted on 06/15/2009 8:37:44 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: Tzimisce

Oops - I mean: Top Ten Reasons Letterman lost an advertiser


108 posted on 06/15/2009 8:39:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: BraveMan

Embassy Suites is not lightweight, this is good news.


109 posted on 06/15/2009 8:41:37 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: BraveMan

Just the people speaking.

We didn’t even need a loud mouth with a megaphone like Al Sharpton to lead the charge for us.


110 posted on 06/15/2009 8:42:08 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: BraveMan

I know what my favorite hotel chain is: Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp - they’re the ONE! Thanks Embassy Suites.


111 posted on 06/15/2009 8:43:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (Main Stream Media (MSM) Renamed: Ministry of Truth (MOT) - -"Freedom is Slavery")
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
...but it seems we always extend a fair shake to Libs and pull back a bloody stump.

You're right about this LimaLima.

112 posted on 06/15/2009 8:44:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Main Stream Media (MSM) Renamed: Ministry of Truth (MOT) - -"Freedom is Slavery")
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To: mc6809e; CheneyChick

I use Embassy Suites 2-3 times a year when my company’s travel per diem allows it. This is good news, I want to continue to use them, they’re a very good hotel. (Although the Downtown Cleveland one sort of sucks. If you travel to Cleveland, use the Rockside Embassy Suites.)


113 posted on 06/15/2009 8:45:11 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: MaxMax

That’s a man...Baby!!!

JUST A JOKE, DAVE. DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING BY IT!!!


114 posted on 06/15/2009 8:50:50 PM PDT by johnnyd
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To: BraveMan

It’s a start! They should be removed from “The View”’s site too—Whoopdedoo and Joyless Behar are HORRIBLE in attacking Bristol and Sarah—beyond the pale many times. >:-(

That’s the only thing these people understand—$$$$$$$$$$$.
I’m glad this sponsor chose to do the right thing instead of just blowing it off as ‘an out of proportion response’. If Letterman and Behar had made nasty disgusting crude jokes about HolyO’s children I don’t think there’d been any end to the ‘outrage’ and ‘indignation’, do you? Hypocrites!


115 posted on 06/15/2009 8:55:02 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: MaxMax
Are you sure it's not:
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"That's a MAN, baby!" ;-)
116 posted on 06/15/2009 8:57:54 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: BraveMan

And they must not be the only ones, because otherwise, there’s no way Mr. Letterman would have done the full apology thing.


117 posted on 06/15/2009 9:05:27 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: BraveMan

One down, a dozen to go.

Though it IS a step in the right direction.


118 posted on 06/15/2009 9:18:10 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: MaxMax

Dayum! You can’t even call that woman “handsome”. No getting around it....she’s a WOOF!


119 posted on 06/15/2009 9:21:55 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
The MET LIFE woman was particularly snarky with me when I suggested they move their ads. She sighed loudly and asked if this was about Palin and then said" not everyone feels the way you do you know".

A good retort to that would have gone something like: "Well, 50% of America feels exactly the same way I do about this."

You just have to shake your head at the short-sightedness and sheer stupidity of some businesses that allow their political partisanship to infiltrate their business operations. Do that, and you've just lost at least half of your potential customer base. Unreal...

120 posted on 06/15/2009 9:28:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Tzimisce

Applause, applause!

...and a few chuckles.


121 posted on 06/15/2009 9:28:59 PM PDT by Palladin (David Letterman is a dirty old man.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Actually, Hilton hotels is a great outfit. I try as often as possible to stay there. If you are in a dodgy country, accept no substitute. The Lagos Hilton is like an embassy, actually. Pretty safe place to be if you are white.


122 posted on 06/15/2009 9:40:41 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: BraveMan

Wiped the smirk off his face now. How do ya like us now? :)

Kudos to all those who wrote CBS and the sponsors and informed the former about the actions with the latter.

This is the best news because finally Palin got defended. By Americans.
And this will upset the liberals/leftists even more.

Ironically flipping the dial came across the apology. Guy looks shellshocked.
It took a week of the real world and us to make it happen.

Be proud and enjoy the moment. And measure the impact. It’s arrived.
Let’s do it again.

Teaparty!


123 posted on 06/15/2009 9:45:16 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: BraveMan

Wiped the smirk off his face now. How do ya like us now? :)

Kudos to all those who wrote CBS and the sponsors and informed the former about the actions with the latter.

This is the best news because finally Palin got defended. By Americans.
And this will upset the liberals/leftists even more.

Ironically flipping the dial came across the apology. Guy looks shellshocked.
It took a week of the real world and us to make it happen.

Be proud and enjoy the moment. And measure the impact. It’s arrived.
Let’s do it again.

Teaparty!


124 posted on 06/15/2009 9:45:22 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: mongrel

LOL.


125 posted on 06/15/2009 9:47:47 PM PDT by SIDENET ("Join me or die. Can you do any less?" -Mr. Sparkle)
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To: romanesq; All; y'all; no one in particular
Ironically flipping the dial came across the apology. Guy looks shellshocked.

Anyone have a screen cap?

126 posted on 06/15/2009 9:48:37 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 147 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: romanesq
Ironically flipping the dial came across the apology. Guy looks shellshocked.

Freakin pigs hind teat sucker should be shell shocked.

127 posted on 06/15/2009 9:55:19 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: BraveMan

It’s a start.


128 posted on 06/15/2009 10:05:35 PM PDT by upchuck (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: cbkaty
Mars knows chocolate sales are nothing to snicker at.

NICE!!!

129 posted on 06/15/2009 10:06:53 PM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: BraveMan

Embassy Suites, eh? I think I know which hotel chain I’m gonna be looking for the next time I’m outta town! For now, they just moved to the top of the “classy businesses” list.


130 posted on 06/15/2009 10:27:12 PM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: Peter W. Kessler

PS Keep eating our candy bars and getting fatter, America.

...Marketing Dept, MARS SNACKFOODS


131 posted on 06/15/2009 10:28:10 PM PDT by doug from upland (10 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: ClancyJ

Having “far more class” cost us the last two elections.

FIGHT FIRE WITH OVERWHELMING FIRE.


132 posted on 06/15/2009 10:56:20 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: BraveMan
Photobucket
133 posted on 06/15/2009 10:59:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Don't tax your health)
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To: jessduntno

Looks like Chef Gordon Ramsay.


134 posted on 06/15/2009 10:59:39 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: ClancyJ
The worst result would be if he made all of us act as he does. Then we would have no complaint with his gutter talk.

Meh. For eight years, George W. Bush was savaged by his critics and treated them with nothing but respect, dignity and decorum.

Somehow, from that, the angry left inferred that they should be able to say anything they want about anyone to the right of Karl Marx, and that there should be no consequence for doing this whatsoever.

We can see from the 2008 election results how well the strategy of "just be nice to the left and they'll respect you" went. The party nominee spent half of his time in the debates praising Democrats and apologizing for being a Republican.

Meanwhile, a couple of generations of voters, who get much of their news from late night talk show hosts, have some sort of impression that conservatives are bigoted, oppressive, sexually-repressed, mean-spirited racists.

Where they get this idea is anyone's guess, but it could be that nobody raised much of a fuss over the last 10,000 "conservatives are bigoted, oppressive, sexually-repressed, mean-spirited racists" jokes spewed forth on national TV.

The angry left certainly never bothers itself with the notion that they might be beating a dead horse or overplaying their hand. I think we need to revisit that policy ourselves.
135 posted on 06/15/2009 11:05:59 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (My Success Is Not Determined By Who Wins Elections)
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To: Windflier; LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
She sighed loudly and asked if this was about Palin and then said" not everyone feels the way you do you know".

A: "Yeah, you're right. I'd have to admit that, while I was busy feeling offended, perverts and pedophiles everywhere were getting their rocks off over Dave's trash talk."

136 posted on 06/15/2009 11:11:06 PM PDT by HKMk23 (The Truth isn't something; it's someone. | Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.)
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To: BraveMan

I may have to start staying at Hilton again.


137 posted on 06/15/2009 11:12:30 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Why can't they just leave the children alone?)
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To: BraveMan
"Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site..."

"That's so Hot! Letterman is an old perv!"


138 posted on 06/16/2009 12:01:01 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Windflier
Now you know why Letterman hates Palin.
139 posted on 06/16/2009 12:32:06 AM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: cbkaty

I think the Glenn Beck crowd, of which I am one, will be in a total uproar. Glenn will need a different snack. Grrrr I guess it will hafta be Hershey’s.


140 posted on 06/16/2009 3:52:49 AM PDT by momincombatboots (The last experience of the sinner is the horrible enslavement of the freedom he desired. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: MaxMax

Gives “frump” a whole new meaning, eh?


141 posted on 06/16/2009 4:02:57 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: BraveMan

Staying at Embassy in Blue Ash, OH tonight. I knew I liked this hotel.


142 posted on 06/16/2009 4:18:49 AM PDT by TheRake
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To: MaxMax

She needs a harness. Just joking, Dave.


143 posted on 06/16/2009 4:23:07 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: BraveMan

The libs must be slobbering that stupid ole Palin has that much support...... LOLOLOLOLOL


144 posted on 06/16/2009 4:24:24 AM PDT by politicalmerc (NObama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: BraveMan; All

Everyone should go to the link below and send a similar email to the one I sent. (copy below). This can let them have immediate feedback on how we feel about their actions.

JH

http://embassysuites1.hilton.com/en_US/es/customersupport/process-feedback.do

I appreciate the fact that your company is conscientious enough to react to David Letterman’s crude, insensitive, and distasteful remarks about Gov. Palin and her daughter.

I have always liked your hotel, but now you are on top of my list. You have gained a customer.


145 posted on 06/16/2009 4:30:24 AM PDT by politicalmerc (NObama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: F15Eagle
I wouldn't get too excited about it. This is what I received when I wrote a nice email thanking them. Seems to imply we should not take the removal of the ads as evidence that it was done because of Letterman:

Thanks for your email. Embassy Suites is not a sponsor or advertiser of the David Letterman show. Several online ads appeared on a series of web sites, including cbs.com, among many others. These ads are no longer in rotation on cbs.com. The appearance of these ads on the CBS network web site does not suggest we condone or agree with Mr. Letterman's views or comments. We sincerely appreciate your email.

Dawn Ray, Embassy Suites Hotels

146 posted on 06/16/2009 9:17:17 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: BraveMan

Great news.

This is what should be happening all over to the media like MSNBC.
We should arrange a complete list of companies to write to to tell them we will boycott them until they stop advertising with such sites.
I have a list of MSNBC advertisers on my blog that I sent letters to if anyone is interested.

http://tiny.pl/3pvk

pass the list on and tell them that you wont support them, pull their advertising and hit them where it hurts


147 posted on 06/16/2009 9:57:30 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: BraveMan
I sent a note of protest to the Lexus U.S. Corporate office and the dealership I've purchased from, expressing my disgust that Lexus failed my expectation of professionalism, class or judgment by sponsoring an asshole who insults me and those who think like me.

The non informative and Clintonesque response from "LaKeisha" or some such silliness - convinced me I had wasted my time. I find NO HUMOR in a biased, one sided crude and profane assault against the family of a conservative political figure.. Letterman is not "humor" - it is Goebbels style propaganda and indoctrination.

I doubt they would find “humor” if Letterman were speaking of Michelle and her two "darling" girls working part time in the whorehouses of Amsterdam to defray the cost of their European shopping trip —— would they?

148 posted on 06/16/2009 10:01:37 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: devane617

“Money will do it every time.”....

I am certain of Bucktooth Deadletter’s next move....He’s going to start whining and eventually cry.


149 posted on 06/16/2009 10:03:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: MaxMax
"GUILTY!!!"
150 posted on 06/16/2009 10:21:27 AM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court House...........America's Axis of Evil)
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