Should David Letterman be Fired for Joke About Sarah Palin's Daughter?

United States
June 15, 2009 1:17pm CST
Conservative author Michael Patrick Leahy has created a website called firedavidletterman.com. The site is trying to viewers to stop watching Letterman's show. It all started when Letterman made a joke that Sarah Palin's 14-year old daughter was knocked up by A-Rod. What do think? Is this something that should be taken seriously or not?
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@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
15 Jun 09
Of course not, freedom of speech is what it's all about. If you ban that you might as well go ahead with thousands of media related issues that have to do with that type of humor.
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• United States
15 Jun 09
Yeah, it's just humor. People need to lighten up.
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@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
15 Jun 09
No, it was in poor taste but not so he should be fired. What about the people who made jokes about our president? Should they be sued?Should their employers fire them because it was in poor taste?What about the untruths people spead about others? Freedom of speach !People will always say things they shouldn't, there is no stopping it.
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• United States
15 Jun 09
He should have been fired after the incident with Harvey Pekar, but people did not see it that way. Anyway, I have always liked Jay Leno more than I liked David Letterman.
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Well to me it is a freedom of speech just like post #1. Plus if that was to happen don't you think that maybe all the other shows like David's should get fired too. To me the way I see it that it's a joke, it's not said to be taken serious. Plus why should famous people get a special treatment when us normal people that aren't famous don't get a special treatment. To me it's called life so they should deal with it just like we do. I really like this discussion you put up I am all the time telling my hubby that the famous people need to stop whining and get over it. It's like when you hear all the time that this so and so famous person was bashed on because say she wore pink I mean come on oh well don't complain about it. We get bashed on about what we wear once and while and they don't see us normal people crying about it. Keep up the great work with your discussions. Happy Mylotting
• United States
15 Jun 09
It's funny because these people become famous by putting themselves and their families in the spotlight, then they complain when people talk about them.
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@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Exactly, I so agree. Maybe they will realize that they brought this upon themselves.
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
15 Jun 09
Oh give me a break already with this subject. No Letterman is a comedian and he was referring to the 18 year old daughter. I believe Palin is making a mountain out of a molehill just to be in the limelight. When your daughter has a baby out of wedlock in front of the world you will be subjected to jokes. That is the way it is. Deal with it! She needs to go back home to Alaska and stay there already. I really can't stand the lady. She is so ignoring!
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
I totally agree with you and couldn't have said it better! I wish Sarah and her whole family would just go away. I love David Letterman!
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
15 Jun 09
No, because of freedom of speech. It is too bad the Democrats are not willing to let the talk radio stations continue to have freedom of speech instead of muzzling them like they are trying to do.
@jtr115 (724)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I haven't watched Letterman for years, but I support his right to free speech. Letterman made a half-hearted apology for the joke, so continuing to bring up the issue won't make it go away. CBS has already renewed Letterman's contract, so there's no way they're going to fire him.