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Monday, June 15, 2009

Letterman Apology Finally Emerges, He re-addresses Palin: 'I had no idea [Willow] was there'

David Letterman re addressed the Sarah Palin issue with a more complete apology instead of the first attempt at it which was more of the same condescending BS that we've all come to expect from this man after twenty years of shredding conservatives as a full fledged card carrying liberal

Here's the actual apology, better than the first but as I said last night at the bottom on the original post before the show, no apology for calling Palin and airline stewardesses all sluts......

Now this was the video everyone's seen of the first told joke about Sarah Palin and her 14 year old daughter being "knocked up" at a Yankee game she attended with her daughter and Rudy Giuliani while on a trip to the state for a favorite charity of hers, and this is what she got in return from David Letterman

And while reading belated apology it seems more heartfelt, since they've had the weekend to rehearse it, makes no mention or apology for calling the Governor herself or Airline stewardesses basically sluts in this monologue piece that's been mostly pulled from youtube which I recorded just in case it was

Well here's what he will be reading tonight on the Late Night Show and remains to be seen how serious he is and whether or not this is just an attempt to save his ass, which in this country we do give people second chances and as much as I dislike David Letterman he deserves one like everyone else once he makes atonement for his mistake which he's getting closer to doing with this near apology.

This is what Letterman should have said the very next night about the sordid and simply very poor taste Palin Family Jokes

Below is the full text of Letterman's latest comments which will be telecast on "The Late Show" tonight.

“All right, here – I’ve been thinking about this situation with Governor Palin and her family now for about a week – it was a week ago tonight, and maybe you know about it, maybe you don’t know about it. But there was a joke that I told, and I thought I was telling it about the older daughter being at Yankee Stadium.

And it was kind of a coarse joke. There’s no getting around it, but I never thought it was anybody other than the older daughter, and before the show, I checked to make sure in fact that she is of legal age, 18. Yeah. But the joke really, in and of itself, can’t be defended.

The next day, people are outraged. They’re angry at me because they said, ‘How could you make a lousy joke like that about the 14-year-old girl who was at the ball game?’ And I had, honestly, no idea that the 14-year-old girl, I had no idea that anybody was at the ball game except the governor and I was told at the time she was there with Rudy Giuliani …

and I really should have made the joke about Rudy …” (audience applauds) “But I didn’t, and now people are getting angry and they’re saying, ‘Well, how can you say something like that about a 14-year-old girl, and does that make you feel good to make those horrible jokes about a kid who’s completely innocent, minding her own business,’ and, turns out, she was at the ball game.

I had no idea she was there. So she’s now at the ball game, and people think that I made the joke about her. And, but still, I’m wondering, ‘Well, what can I do to help people understand that I would never make a joke like this?’ I’ve never made jokes like this as long as we’ve been on the air, 30 long years, and you can’t really be doing jokes like that. And I understand, of course, why people are upset. I would be upset myself.

“And then I was watching the Jim Lehrer ‘Newshour’ – this commentator, the columnist Mark Shields, was talking about how I had made this indefensible joke about the 14-year-old girl, and I thought, ‘Oh, boy, now I’m beginning to understand what the problem is here. It’s the perception rather than the intent.’ It doesn’t make any difference what my intent was, it’s the perception. And, as they say about jokes, if you have to explain the joke, it’s not a very good joke

And I’m certainly – ” (audience applause) “– thank you. Well, my responsibility – I take full blame for that. I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception.

And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke. It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood, it’s my fault. That it was misunderstood.” (audience applauds) “Thank you. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I’m sorry about it and I’ll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much.” (audience applause).


The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H. L. Mencken

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