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  • Several Advertisers Withdraw CBS Support in Wake of Letterman-Palin "Joke"

    06/19/2009 9:20:32 PM PDT · by topher · 27 replies · 2,080+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Friday June 19, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    Friday June 19, 2009 Several Advertisers Withdraw CBS Support in Wake of Letterman-Palin “Joke” By Peter J. SmithNEW YORK, June 17, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alaska governor Sarah Palin may have accepted late-night comedian David Letterman’s belated apology for making a rape joke about her 14 year-old daughter, but a grassroots campaign has continued to put pressure on CBS to fire the comedian. The campaign as of yesterday had generated 52,000 petitions requesting CBS fire Letterman, and it appears that two major advertisers, and a possibly a third, have chosen to withdraw support from CBS over the controversy. John Zeigler,...
  • Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser

    06/15/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 193 replies · 12,591+ views
    TVGuide ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | TIM MOLLOY
    -snip- Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told TVGuide.com. The company was not an advertiser on Letterman's show. "We received lots of e-mails from concerned guests and we assessed that the statement that he made was offensive enough to our guests and prospective guests that we elected to take the ads down," Walker said. She declined to release the cost of the ads. CBS declined to comment Tuesday. -snip