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2009-06-12 Home Front: Culture Wars
Did David Letterman get a free pass?
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-06-12 12:18|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [550 views ]  Top

#1 So is the proper answer here "Yes" or "Duh"?
Posted by tu3031 2009-06-12 12:29||   2009-06-12 12:29|| Front Page Top

#2 Of course he did - he didn't insult a real human, just a middle American. They're not people like you and me, it's perfectly OK to say the worst things about them.
Posted by gromky 2009-06-12 13:07||   2009-06-12 13:07|| Front Page Top

#3 Conservatives always play victims, always. The whole world is against them.
Posted by Goober Grineting7263 2009-06-12 14:39||   2009-06-12 14:39|| Front Page Top

#4 #1 - I prefer the regional variant "Duurrrrr!" :)
Posted by Grenter, Protector of the Geats 2009-06-12 14:40||   2009-06-12 14:40|| Front Page Top

#5 Didn't Letterman father a child out of wedlock and then marry the 'lady' later to make it all 'legal'. What does that make his wife and the child. None of that is fodder for jokes though. It wouldn't be 'PC'.
Posted by Total War 2009-06-12 14:43||   2009-06-12 14:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Conservatives always play victims, always.

Easy when the left always plays by the game of - One set of rules for me, another set of rules for thee. Interesting how the conservatives either threw their miscreants out or let them hang without support for actions that liberals look the other way on for their own. When you have no principles other than to gain and retain power like the libs, its hard to become a real victim on any other principles.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-06-12 15:32||   2009-06-12 15:32|| Front Page Top

#7 The longer Letterman's show goes on the less I like it. He has the aura of a crochety older man who is not very funny and exhibits bad taste at the expense of himself and others in his comments.
Posted by JohnQC 2009-06-12 16:22||   2009-06-12 16:22|| Front Page Top

#8 interestingly the article was at Salon a lefty webcorner

I scanned the comments. Seems a majority of the commenters thought there was nothing wrong with the Letterman 'jokes'.
Posted by Lord garth 2009-06-12 16:22||   2009-06-12 16:22|| Front Page Top

#9 In the guise of talking about Palin over time, Letterman really comes across as a woman hater...

“You know, she reminds me, she looks like the flight attendant who won’t give you a second can of Pepsi. No, you’ve had enough. We’re landing. Looks like the waitress at the coffee shop who draws a little smiley face on your check. Have a nice day.”

“She looks like the dip sample lady at Safeway. She looks like the nurse who weighs you and then makes you sit alone in your underwear for 20 minutes. She looks like the Olive Garden hostess who says, ‘I’m sorry, your table isn’t ready yet.” She looks like infomercial lady who says she made $64,000 a month flipping condos.”

“[S]he looks like the lady at the bakery who yells out ‘44! 45!’ She looks like a real estate agent whose picture you see on the bus stop bench. That’s who she looks like. She looks like the lady who has a chain of cupcake stores…”
Posted by Jumbo Omuns6546 2009-06-12 18:12||   2009-06-12 18:12|| Front Page Top

#10 “[S]he looks like the lady at the bakery who yells out ‘44! 45!’ She looks like a real estate agent whose picture you see on the bus stop bench. That’s who she looks like. She looks like the lady who has a chain of cupcake stores…”

..she looks like a lady, period. Letterman wouldn't know what that is.
Posted by Broadhead6 2009-06-12 18:15||   2009-06-12 18:15|| Front Page Top

#11 I wonder if the proper response would be to suggest how such humor would be taken if Letterman had suggested the Obama’s 8 and 11 year old daughters were raped by some rap star like Robert Sylvester Kelly aka “R. Kelly”, who seems to have a penchant for underage girls?

I’m sure the Obamas wouldn’t have a problem with that, because they are enlightened liberals, and if their daughters were amenable to having sex while underage, it would be fine with them. They might insist that mister Kelly use a condom, or if not, and the elder girl became pregnant, they would be more than happy to escort her to an abortionist, to dispose of the unwanted “thing”.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-12 19:46||   2009-06-12 19:46|| Front Page Top

#12 that's right 'moose, after all O did say once that he wouldn't want them punished w/a baby.
Posted by Broadhead6 2009-06-12 19:58||   2009-06-12 19:58|| Front Page Top

#13 Hey Dave? Did she look like the whore mother that birthed your bastard child til you, years later, recently got married? Did you adopt your own son?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-12 21:05||   2009-06-12 21:05|| Front Page Top

#14 Well, yeah.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-06-12 22:30||   2009-06-12 22:30|| Front Page Top

#15 Anyone ever see the skank Letterman knocked up and then married?
Posted by Hellfish 2009-06-12 23:37||   2009-06-12 23:37|| Front Page Top

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