People are still talking about the disgraceful attacks launched by ex-comedian David Letterman on Sarah Palin and her 14 year-old daughter. Matt Lauer interviewed Palin Friday morning and tried to make her the bad guy for firing back at the gap-toothed has-been. Therein, lies another example of the Leftist double-standard. And, make no mistake, Lauer is not a journalist or a host; he is an agent for the Democrat party and the political Left. He has no credibility.
A couple of interesting things. First, Letterman is an incredibly private person. Yet, he is vicious in his attacks of public figures (and their children). He refuses to answer questions from the press about his own life. How ironic. His life is off-limits, but a teenage daughter of a governor is not.
Letterman's smirking non-apology demonstrated his personal arrogance and his lack of respect for his audience. He, of course, went to the "its just a joke" defense. The Palins have no sense of humor. He tried to make himself the victim as he whined about how he would never make sex jokes about a 14 year-old. He was talking about the 18 year-old daughter. Oh, much better.
Of course, his defense was a lie. Letterman doesn't make jokes off-the-cuff. He reads a script. He has writers. That is why so-called "comedians" like Letterman and Jon Stewart couldn't work during the writer's strike. Nobody was there to make them appear funny (even to their lame-brained audience). So, the "joke" about Willow Palin was written earlier and discussed by a team of "comedy" writers. It was approved by Letterman. It was loaded into a teleprompter. That is not an accident or an oversight.
Contrast the Letterman faux pas with Don Imus and the "nappy headed ho" comment. That was an off-the-cuff remark as he and his crew were watching basketball highlights. Yes, it was mean and yes it warranted an apology. But, Imus had a long record of charitable work and other actions that demonstrated he was no racist. Still, he had to be fired because the Justice Brothers, Al and Je$$e, said so.
Letterman's vicious "slutty flight attendant" comment about the governor and his sex jokes about 14 year-old Willow were written, planned and formatted for delivery. Those were not momentary lapses in judgment. They were planned attacks. So, those who keep defending Letterman's child-rape humor need to give up their idiotic defenses. Just be honest.
The Left hates Sarah Palin, so any verbal assaults on her are appropriate. She should be the poster-child for female possibility, but her politics make her a pariah among Statists. It is truly a sick society we live in.
CBS should show they have principles and fire Letterman. That would prove they actually do have standards of conduct and didn't just sacrifice Don Imus to please the lynch mob. It won't happen. As much as the Left whines about Conservatives dividing the country, it is they who create the double-standards of conduct that create an "us vs. them" climate.
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