The whole nasty Letterman attack on Sarah Palin and family is an outrage and will not blow over. Yes, Letterman after making light of it for quite a while, he finally admitted he was wrong. Good, but the Left Won't Accept Letterman's Apology. If you are still defending Letterman's remarks as 'a joke' or 'innocent' then you just don't get it. Letterman needs to be fired as an example that we will not tolerate these personal attacks.
Cynthia Yockey, my new favorite feminist will not relent: "David Letterman deliberately and viciously and with malice-of-forethought made vile, sexist attacks repeatedly on both Gov. Palin and her innocent teen-age daughters in order to destroy her career and force her out of politics in order to protect her children. " Ann Coulter is on the bandwagon as well, she is linking to Yockey.
More news: the National Organization for Women (NOW), one of the original and still one of the largest feminist organizations in the country (and still leftist) condemns Letterman and urges its members to write CBS and tell them what they think. Wow, Now that is over the top. Thanks.
In related news, Al Sharpton is finally coming out in favor of firing David Letterman. Oops -- that was a joke. Speaking of Jokes, I wish the MSM would stop referring to Letterman's viscous attacks as 'jokes'. They are attacks, not jokes as I explained last time. In the comments of that previous post, copithorne hasn't seen Letterman's attacks and wants to know what the fuss is about? (S)He says "David Letterman is not 'the left.'" Au contraire mon ami... Letterman tows the CBS line on the issues of the day. The MSM is the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party. Saturday Night Live and 60 Minutes fill in for Letterman on his regular days off.
To take in the full scope of the Democratic Hate Machine -- give a read to Ashley Herzog:
It doesn’t matter whether they’re forbidding Carrie Prejean to say things Joe Biden is allowed to say or fantasizing about raping overly opinionated conservatives. Sexist liberals have always been open about their desire to prevent women from talking. Two years ago, some slobbering loser responded to one of my Townhall columns by writing, “I don't know Ashley Herzog. Never heard of her before today. I would, however, go so far to say that I would date her if she promised not to say anything.”Which reminds me -- does anyone know why blacks were granted the constitutional right to vote more than fifty years before women? I mean, what was America thinking? 'Sure we can give blacks the right to vote, but not women.' Seems like a riot doesn't it? Can we ask Al Sharpton? According to Yockney, Al Sharpton "...is trying to frame his successful campaign to get Don Imus fired as right and just because he, Sharpton, was protecting an entire race, while the campaign to get Letterman fired is invalid because Letterman’s remarks were only directed at three individuals and therefore not offensive."
Nice work. Especially from people who are constantly screaming about the right’s “war on women.”
Seriously, it took us 53 years after passing the 15th amendment (race no barrier to vote) to pass the 19th (women's suffrage). Why? They had to wait until the Democrats were out of favor. Republican Senator Aaron Sargent wrote the women's suffrage amendment in 1878 but it could not get passed in Congress until Republicans again won control of both houses 40 years later. If history is any guide, then it will be 50 years from Don Imus firing to Dave Letterman's firing. Let us hope not.
UPDATE: News News News!!! Yielding to Pressure, Olive Garden Pulls Letterman Ads. Politico via Instapundit
Now, the advertisers start to pull out... one by one.. and Letterman is History without them.
Bye Bye David! Why don't you give the Greaseman a call find out what he is up to? You two are going to be spending a lot of time together.
UPDATE2: The Olive Garden is now denying it canceled anything in response to Letterman's attacks. However, they have no more advertising the rest of this TV season. They also issued this statement:
The Olive Garden media schedule is planned months in advance. The schedule for Late Show with David Letterman was completed earlier this month. We take all guest concerns seriously. And, as always, we will factor those concerns in as we plan our advertising schedule in the future.
It is a non-denial denial.