Monday, June 15, 2009

Letterman Apologizes; CBS Loses Sponsor; Protesters Call for Dave to be Fired

If it can happen to the late night institution that David Letterman is, it can happen to anyone. Comedians and cable news talkers should pay attention. They should think twice before spewing forth with their usual sexist garbage.

CBS has lost at least one sponsor because of Dave's sexism. Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp. has canceled their CBS advertising. No word on whether or not the "Fire David Letterman" campaign will be appeased by the apology. They have a protest planned for outside the CBS studios tomorrow.

Letterman is offering a full throated apology for his sexist "joke" about Sarah Palin's daughter. Apparently, he's okay with his reference to the Governor as looking "slutty."

It's a long apology. Here's a snippet:

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.