Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Difference Between Letterman and Imus

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.


  1. I added a link to this article to my post regarding the same topic. Thank you for taking the time to write about this. We in Alaska admire our governor, and the more the Left attacks her, the more we know she is on the right track. Keep up the good work, and I enjoy "Edgy Cater" every day!


    David Letterman's hate is as old as some ancient Hebrew prophets.
    Speaking of anti-Semitism, it's Jerry Falwell and other fundy leaders who've gleefully predicted that in the future EVERY nation will be against Israel (an international first?) and that TWO-THIRDS of all Jews will be killed, right?
    Wrong! It's the ancient Hebrew prophet Zechariah who predicted all this in the 13th and 14th chapters of his book! The last prophet, Malachi, explains the reason for this future Holocaust that'll outdo even Hitler's by stating that "Judah hath dealt treacherously" and "the Lord will cut off the man that doeth this" and asks "Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother?"
    Haven't evangelicals generally been the best friends of Israel and Jewish persons? Then please explain the recent filthy, hate-filled, back-stabbing tirades by David Letterman (and Sandra Bernhard) against a leading evangelical named Sarah Palin, and explain why most Jewish leaders have seemingly condoned Palin's continuing "crucifixion"!
    While David and Sandra are tragically turning comedy into tragedy, they are also helping to speed up and fulfill the Final Holocaust a la Zechariah and Malachi, thus helping to make the Bible even more believable!
    (For even more stunning information, visit MSN and type in "Separation of Raunch and State" and "Bible Verses Obama Avoids.")