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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What amazes me most is how Palin is willing to use her dysfunctional family as a political "tool" to gain more air time on national tv. It is funny that this "scandal" suddenly popped just about the time where Palin was a non story in the mainstream media. Now all of a sudden she is all over the freaking place it seems, spewing her airhead comments about everything and clearly showing a total lack of knowledge about almost everything.
    I'm amazed that you have such a rabid hatred for all things Palin. Or is that all things Republican? Or all things American?

    A lot of times, we just can't tell.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What amazes me most is how Palin is willing to use her dysfunctional family as a political "tool" to gain more air time on national tv. It is funny that this "scandal" suddenly popped just about the time where Palin was a non story in the mainstream media. Now all of a sudden she is all over the freaking place it seems, spewing her airhead comments about everything and clearly showing a total lack of knowledge about almost everything.
    Wrong. David Letterman used her family as a political tool and to get some laughs. Did she start this? No.

    Maybe people will think twice before attacking her family again. Half the country now considers Letterman to be a big asshole. Good work, Dave.

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    This self rightous hysteria makes me nauseous.In a few months people will look back at this and think "well that was a big fuss out of nothing much"
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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Wait wait wait wait....

    I can understand blaming the Palin's a bit for keeping this prolonged and in the news cycle, essentially airing their distaste for it in such a public way that for a week anyone that may've not heard about it the first day DEFINITELY heard about it by the end of teh week...

    But it seems your ONLY blaming the victem here while mostly giving Letterman a pass. Yes, the Palin's may've handled it poorly, but they would not have been in the position to handle it poorly if Letterman didn't try to pull their daughter into a pregnancy/sex joke. The blame for this goes to Letterman, with part of the blame for the length of it going to the way Palin's handled it. Your one sided nature of your lecture seemed odd.

    And no one cares about A-roid. He probably was to busy doing another semi-nude magazine spread and jabbing needles in his ass to notice.
    I'm not giving Letterman a pass. It was a poor joke, it was over the line, and he apologized. He's definitely to blame for starting the whole thing, but I put far more blame on the Palins for escalating it to the stratosphere. It'd be one thing to just respond to a question from a reporter and say that it was crude and tasteless and that he should apologize or whatever, but to go around doing talk shows about it where you basically accuse the guy of being a child molester is taking it to a whole new dimension.

    And I was joking about A-Rod.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    This self rightous hysteria makes me nauseous.In a few months people will look back at this and think "well that was a big fuss out of nothing much"
    Some came to that conclusion almost immediately...
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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    This self rightous hysteria makes me nauseous.In a few months people will look back at this and think "well that was a big fuss out of nothing much"
    Are you for real?


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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Money talks - that's the ONLY reason this old, bitter, partisan hack comedian apologized - one of his big sponsors withdrew from the show, with more threatening to do so.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious George View Post
    I'm not giving Letterman a pass. It was a poor joke, it was over the line, and he apologized. He's definitely to blame for starting the whole thing, but I put far more blame on the Palins for escalating it to the stratosphere. It'd be one thing to just respond to a question from a reporter and say that it was crude and tasteless and that he should apologize or whatever, but to go around doing talk shows about it where you basically accuse the guy of being a child molester is taking it to a whole new dimension.

    And I was joking about A-Rod.
    Well said.

    She would have come off so much better by criticizing the joke she knew Dave was making and going to the extreme.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Well said.

    She would have come off so much better by criticizing the joke she knew Dave was making and going to the extreme.
    You mean the joke about the 14 year old daughter being sexually abused by a middle aged pro athlete?

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    You mean the joke about the 14 year old daughter being sexually abused by a middle aged pro athlete?
    Jall, it's groundhog day, how do we get out??

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