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Fire Dave!! Crowd lines up to protest Letterman's 'Late Show' Palin joke (yeh!!)
NY Daily News ^

Posted on 06/16/2009 3:01:14 PM PDT by God luvs America

An apology from David Letterman was good enough for Sarah Palin - but not for protesters who demanded the late night host's dismissal Tuesday at a Broadway demonstration.

"Fire Dave! Fire Dave!" the crowd of about 50 protesters chanted as Letterman fans filtered into the Ed Sullivan Theater for the show's taping.

"I hope to have him see the light," said demonstrator Josephine Sarnok, 59, of Newark. "I think it was over the line."

BettyJean Kling, 61, accused Letterman of using the Alaska governor's family to boost his ratings. She stood by a large plywood sign with the words "Fire the pervert" spray-painted across the front.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/06/16/2009-06-16_fire_dave_crowd_lines_up_to_protest_lettermans_palin_joke.html#ixzz0IdIWdZRd&D

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KEYWORDS: bitterlibtard; cbs; letterman; nyc; palin; rally
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1 posted on 06/16/2009 3:01:15 PM PDT by God luvs America
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To: God luvs America

Fire the pervert? Damn!


2 posted on 06/16/2009 3:03:11 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: God luvs America

bttt.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 3:03:49 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: God luvs America
I think people should just boycott, not watch, his shows. His declining viewership would cause his dismissal ....
4 posted on 06/16/2009 3:03:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: God luvs America

Keep the pressure up:

Letter regarding Letterman from Unilever (Hellmans/Best Foods):
Hello,
Thank you for contacting us regarding your disappointment with the program content which contained a commercial for a Unilever product. We never wish to offend anyone and your opinions are appreciated regarding this subject matter. Advertising for Hellmann’s or media buys are done months in advance and unfortunately we can’t foresee issues in the media before they come up. We appreciate the feedback from our consumers and we’ve decided to pull our online ads from the Letterman show from our advertising schedule moving forward.

We hope that this information has given you a better understanding of our advertising practices. Thank you again for taking the time to share your views with us. You can be assured that your comments will be considered as we continue to challenge our perceptions about what is appropriate for us in today’s environment.

Kind regards,
Your friends at Hellmann’s/Best Foods


5 posted on 06/16/2009 3:03:59 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: God luvs America

Any pictures yet?


6 posted on 06/16/2009 3:04:28 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's Health Care Plan Puts the "you" in euthanasia.)
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To: JohnLongIsland

wow - 50 people - that’ll work alright.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 3:04:46 PM PDT by freedompursuit (Meet the new President of Government Motors - Barack Camaro)
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To: SkyDancer

I blocked both CBS stations (regular and high-def) from my cable boxes and wrote a letter to CBS telling them that their channels will stay blocked as long as Letterman works for them.

I’d encourage others to do the same.


8 posted on 06/16/2009 3:05:39 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: freedompursuit

Remember, the MSM reported that fifty people attended the Tea Parties.


9 posted on 06/16/2009 3:05:50 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: JohnLongIsland
we’ve decided to pull our online ads from the Letterman show

Whoa! Keep up the PRESSURE!!!

10 posted on 06/16/2009 3:06:42 PM PDT by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: God luvs America

He apologized under heat, and Sarah graciously accepted.


11 posted on 06/16/2009 3:08:06 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: freedompursuit
The letter from a paying advertiser in post #5 will do more that 50 people will.

CBS can ignore us, but can't ignore ad revenue losses.

13 posted on 06/16/2009 3:08:46 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: God luvs America

Dave at least maned-up and apologized. Dave is pretty irrelevant at this point. I hate people getting fired for PC reasons, even when they are on the other side. It is our side who will take the most hits.


14 posted on 06/16/2009 3:08:56 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: GVnana

Has a nice ring, doesn’t it?


15 posted on 06/16/2009 3:09:01 PM PDT by La Lydia (.)
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To: Always Right

Agreed. It’s over, don’t try to turn Dave into a sacrifice to the PC gods. Not that I think that likely.


16 posted on 06/16/2009 3:11:01 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

That’ll work ... I don’t watch network news, international, national or local. I get what I want on the internet ....there’s several good websites out there (drudge,newsbusters,patriotroom, etc).


17 posted on 06/16/2009 3:12:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SolidWood
"and Sarah graciously accepted."

Good for her, she's been defending herself , ALONE, for way too long.....it is about time WE stood up and declared NO LONGER good enough for us. The perv needs to be fired. Anything less is UNACCEPTABLE!

18 posted on 06/16/2009 3:12:29 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (All aboard the 1st Annual Free Republic National Tea Party Convention 9/11-9/12. Be there!!!)
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To: Always Right

he manned up because he’s already lost one major advertiser (Embassy Suites) and is probably in jepordy of losing others...


20 posted on 06/16/2009 3:13:15 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: freedompursuit

Tell us what you have done for conservatism in the past month, Keyboard Commando.


21 posted on 06/16/2009 3:13:39 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: God luvs America

Thank you for contacting the Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center regarding your feedback on the Late Show with David Letterman.

We believe one of the most effective ways to connect with customers and generate mass awareness of our products and services is through television advertising. The purchase of commercial time during television programming is not making a judgment on the specific content of the show but simply attempting to reach out to customers. Ford Motor Company values the opinions of our customers worldwide and will continue to place advertising on programs that reach and appeal to our diverse customer base.

We sincerely hope that we have clarified any concerns in this regard. We thank you for the time that you have taken to write us with your feedback.

Sometimes e-mail communication does not allow us to gain additional information that may be helpful in responding to your inquiry. Should you feel that we have not adequately addressed your questions, please feel free to contact us via telephone at (800)392-3673 between the hours of 8am and 5pm, local time, Monday through Friday. Hearing-impaired callers with access to a TDD may contact 1-800-232-5952.

Sincerely,
Sharlene
Customer Relationship Center
Ford Motor Company


22 posted on 06/16/2009 3:15:04 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Always Right
It is our side who will take the most hits.

We run that risk. That's why, IMO, we need to find another double-standard target and swamp them next. If we stay on message and move quickly to the next media scumbag then we can get some credibility in the public's eye and not be dismissed as a one-hit-wonder like the Imus protests were.

We need to keep in mind that the real target is the media double-standard and we need to keep increasing the pressure for the foreseeable future on every instance of it we can or the double-standard won't die.

23 posted on 06/16/2009 3:15:08 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: God luvs America

The recent coarsening of public discourse in America has direct roots in Obama’s middle-fingering of McCain and Hillary, not to mention his ‘lipstick on a pig’ remark.

The Lettermans of the world think they need to out-Obama Obama.


24 posted on 06/16/2009 3:16:44 PM PDT by perchprism
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To: Unlikely Hero
re: Agreed. It’s over, don’t try to turn Dave into a sacrifice to the PC gods. Not that I think that likely.)))

Well put. We won't get it, but he knows he's unpopular with a segment of the US public. And the advertisers don't have as many dollars to spend these days--could be an advantage for us. Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining.

25 posted on 06/16/2009 3:17:04 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: Unlikely Hero
re: Agreed. It’s over, don’t try to turn Dave into a sacrifice to the PC gods. Not that I think that likely.)))

Well put. We won't get it, but he knows he's unpopular with a segment of the US public. And the advertisers don't have as many dollars to spend these days--could be an advantage for us. Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining.

26 posted on 06/16/2009 3:17:05 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: NautiNurse

Actually, you nasty little nurse, I have written to CBS 10 times using different email addresses, and also contacted their advertisers which is going to do much more than 50 people standing outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre.

Now back off - I’m entitled to my opinion of the effectiveness of this without being personally attacked and called an idiot by anyone on this board.


27 posted on 06/16/2009 3:17:46 PM PDT by freedompursuit (Meet the new President of Government Motors - Barack Camaro)
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To: Always Right

I don’t think this is a PC issue. It is a basic decency issue. Unfortunately, Dave has outed himself as an old perv. And you’re right in a way he is irrelevant. But he crossed a line that no public (or private) person should cross, regardless of their politics, what is politically correct, or what the audience will swallow. I also wonder what is going to happen to the writer who came up with that joke and the producer and director who thought it was funny.


28 posted on 06/16/2009 3:17:53 PM PDT by La Lydia (.)
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To: Always Right

Manned up???????????


29 posted on 06/16/2009 3:18:45 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: paulycy

I suggest Bill Maher. Today I cancelled HBO and told AT&T that Maher’s Palin comments were the reason why.


30 posted on 06/16/2009 3:19:18 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: JohnLongIsland

Thank goodness — Hellman’s is the best mayonnaise.


32 posted on 06/16/2009 3:21:34 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: God luvs America
I feel the remaining sponsors will be doing some nail biting every time that Perv goes on the air.. He is a marked fool from now on till the end of his hopefully shortened career.
33 posted on 06/16/2009 3:22:04 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: God luvs America

The nappy headed gap toothed ho must go


34 posted on 06/16/2009 3:22:19 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: God luvs America

“he manned up because he’s already lost one major advertiser (Embassy Suites) and is probably in jepordy of losing others...”

Yup. During the campaign, Letterman kept saying he took McCain out because he failed to appear on the show and did a news interview instead. Maybe he’s finding out he doesn’t have the power he thought he did. He may have done more for Sarah Palin than anyone could have.

Go Sarah! lol


35 posted on 06/16/2009 3:23:02 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Always Right
Dave at least maned-up and apologized.

One week too late with a "weak" non apology about how his flawed joke was misinterpreted and so sorry if it(my joke) was misunderstood.

36 posted on 06/16/2009 3:23:54 PM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: Cheetahcat

Ford will be going bankrupt soon, since they will not take any responsibility where they put ads...it’s too bad. My new car will not be a Ford.


37 posted on 06/16/2009 3:24:48 PM PDT by Kackikat (It isn''t over till it's over, and it s not over yet.....when the TRUMPET sounds I'll be gone...)
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To: God luvs America
"..he manned up because he’s already lost one major advertiser (Embassy Suites) and is probably in jepordy of losing others..

Doesn't work like that. You can't call it "manning up" when he repeats the original offense in a smarmier fashion and then apologizes only after legal beagles and corporate honchos tell him the bottom line is suffering.

What Dave did is, umm... "Eddie Haskelling", that unctuous insincere groveling in the face of authority with his fingers crossed behind his back.

You just know that the little weasel mama's boy doesn't mean it, just wants to save his hind parts from a real tanning.

I'm just surprised he didn't use the Obama defense.

"Hey, it wasn't me. I don't write the stuff, I just read it off the teleprompter"

38 posted on 06/16/2009 3:24:54 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: God luvs America
Buy a controlling interest in CBS and then to can fire Dave.
39 posted on 06/16/2009 3:25:08 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
I suggest Bill Maher.

Good choice. We need a specific "joke" or comment so that we can focus specifically on the double-standard or over-the-line crassness and get enough people behind us to swamp his advertisers. If we can come up with that we got a plan.

Another way to do it is to watch carefully all the media for particularly blatant examples of double-standard and make a stink about it, whoever said it, here on FR. Then we can discuss and research the sponsors, etc. This approach works, too, and the FReepers can work together to swamp the offenders.

40 posted on 06/16/2009 3:25:57 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: God luvs America; All

This is the dissapointing response from Citibank, time to send them more e-mails:

Thank you for your message regarding the comments made by
David Letterman. We appreciate you taking the time to
communicate with us regarding this concern.

We seek to reach a nationally diverse base of consumers
with our advertising and our advertisements appear in a
variety of media, including television, newspapers and
magazines. However, our advertising in no way reflects an
endorsement of the content or viewpoints expressed in the
programs or articles that appear in these media outlets.

Certainly, we understand your objections to the content you
mentioned, and know you will convey your feelings to the
program itself. We appreciate your taking the time to
contact us and understand your concerns.

We value your relationship and hope you will continue your
patronage with Citibank. Please have a wonderful day.

If you have further questions, please send a message or
call MyCiti Online Customer Service at 1-800-374-9700.
Representatives are available to assist you 24 hours a day
7 days a week.

Sincerely,
MyCiti Online Customer Service


41 posted on 06/16/2009 3:29:21 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: paulycy

Maher used some particularly foul language about Palin and daughters. Google it. I won’t even paraphrase it.


42 posted on 06/16/2009 3:29:22 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: freedompursuit
"I have written to CBS 10 times using different email addresses, and also contacted their advertisers which is going to do much more than 50 people standing outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre."

Yes, because hiding behind a computer and lying about who you are is MUCH more affective than standing there in PERSON voicing your objection!!

Do you also "pretend" to have attended a tea party?

44 posted on 06/16/2009 3:29:35 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (All aboard the 1st Annual Free Republic National Tea Party Convention 9/11-9/12. Be there!!!)
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To: Kackikat
“Ford will be going bankrupt soon, since they will not take any responsibility where they put ads...it’s too bad. My new car will not be a Ford.”

Yeah the sorry word was conspicuously missing must have had Perv dave perv write that.

45 posted on 06/16/2009 3:32:39 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: God luvs America

Simple way to get rid of Letterman is to him off and boycott his sponsors.


46 posted on 06/16/2009 3:32:46 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: God luvs America

CBS is NOT going to fire David Letterman. But hey, if it makes you feel good to insist that they do, who am I to stand in your way?


47 posted on 06/16/2009 3:33:22 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: freedompursuit
Noob, you aren't winning friends or influencing people with your faceless Keyboard Commando attacks. It takes much more personal investment to show up for a rally/protest than it does to copy/paste mass emails under assumed names.

Not only did you fail to attend the event in NYC, you have the audacity to criticize those who did by discounting the number of those present. Indeed, that is foolish behavior.


48 posted on 06/16/2009 3:33:49 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: God luvs America

The main effect the continued protests will have is to further enflame Letterman’s hatred. Eventually he will step over the line again, he won’t be able to help it. He’s like Sophia on the Golden Girls—spitting out hateful insults with no concern for the consequences.


49 posted on 06/16/2009 3:35:43 PM PDT by Burkean
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To: JohnLongIsland

I stopped using my Citi Cards this week.


50 posted on 06/16/2009 3:38:26 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin 2012 - Saving America)
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