"Fire Letterman" Protest Gets More Media Than Protesters!

@anniepa (27280)
United States
June 18, 2009 3:03am CST
The "Fire David Letterman" rally organized by right-wing talk show host John Ziegler ended up being a hate-fest which drew more media than protesters. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/16/letterman-protest-draws-m_n_216566.html There were about 15 protesters but they were blocked from view by the 35 or so media members there covering the "event". I think here on myLot had predicted that at least 200 "moral and decent human beings" would be showing up to demand Letterman be fired. Some of those I saw interviewed on TV didn't look very moral and decent to me! They were angered over Letterman's tasteless joke about Bristol Palin but they had no problem calling his 5 year old son a bas+ard and his wife a slu+! David apologized and said he'll try to do better in the future. Sarah accepted and thanked our troops. Why didn't these idiots stay home instead of making total idiots of themselves on national TV? Any thoughts? Annie
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• United States
18 Jun 09
oh and just a sidenote, did the last 30 seconds of the video remind you of any one?
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• United States
18 Jun 09
i didn;t mean my response to be a whole new one
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I think I know who you mean but I have no sound on my computer so I couldn't hear what any of them were saying. Annie
• United States
18 Jun 09
I saw this video before this and i totally agree with you about these people making fools of themeselves and just sounding idiotic.....the screaming of "close the borders" for one had NOTHING to do with the letterman issue....and people just not listening to ANYTHING besides their brain and realizing it wasn't a joke about rape, god these people are so pathetically vicious that its sad, god these people need to grow up
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
18 Jun 09
They knew they'd get on TV. WHY most of them would want to be shown on TV is beyond me, but that's what they wanted...lol! Annie
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
18 Jun 09
"They were angered over Letterman's tasteless joke about Bristol Palin but they had no problem calling his 5 year old son a bas+ard and his wife a slu+! " Why am I not suprised?
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
18 Jun 09
lol I guess we each become interested in the other persons post. I just left one under yours.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
18 Jun 09
"In all the news videos of the fire David Letterman protest which drew 100's of protesters I hear about 3 people make degrading remarks about " I get what your saying here, I really do. My problem is not with you (I haven't followed that many of your posts). My problem is with SOME right wing people who are hypocrites and want to clump ALL liberals into the same group and yet, they are offended when people do it to their own party...
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I don't understand what point you were trying to make... But if we are going to exchange stories about people that have made us feel uncomfortable...as a "straight woman" I can tell you plenty of stores where "straight men" hit on ME when I didn't appreciate it. I guess people from EVERY walk of life can be guilty of inappropriately hitting on people who don't appreciate it. Don't you agree?
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@dltaylor (15)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Absolutely insane. Don't people have anything better to do with their time? Talk about overreacting!
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Apparently they don't. Welcome to myLot, by the way! Annie
• United States
20 Jun 09
Thank you very much! Things certainly can get heated around here, I've seen. ;) I'll find my niche!
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• United States
18 Jun 09
Before this had happened, I wanted Letterman fired. People think that this is the first time that he has done something like this, but Palin's daughter is not his first target. People forget Harvey Pekar and a few other people that he has done this to. He is notorious for things like this. I am suprise that CBS has not fired him before now. Besides, I always thought that Leno was far better than Letterman.
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I'm sorry, I honestly have no idea who Harvey Pekar is. I've also always liked Jay Leno's show better but, in all fairness, he's also told some edgy jokes through the years - they ALL do. The interesting thing is through the years there have been many unkind jokes told about Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Janet Reno, Madelaine Albright, Meghan McCain, Elizabeth Edwards and probably every other woman who's been in politics or is related to someone who is or has been but some people had no problem with these jokes. When it was about Sarah Palin and her daughters it struck a nerve with those who were already on the defensive about her. No offense, guys, but you KNOW you were loaded for bear before this joke was even told and when someone came up with the ludicrous idea that Letterman was joking about the rape of 14 year old Willow Palin when anyone with half a brain knew he was NOT all reason went out the window. What COULD have been a good discussion about crossing the line when dealing with an 18 year old daughter of a politician turned into something ugly and not at all productive. Annie
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• United States
20 Jun 09
Its funny how you bring up all of the unkind jokes made about politicians and people in government, Saturday Night Live had Will Ferrel play Janet Reno for so long, so had a man playing her, but she went with the fun and didn't get offended and actually appeared on SNL one time, it was hillarious.....not saying that the palin joke and this compare but if a woman can go along with being played by a large man and can still go along with it because she doesn't want things to get overly ugly, is a class act in my opinion
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@spalladino (17922)
• United States
18 Jun 09
They didn't stay home because they wanted their 15 minutes of fame, too. If those were examples of the "moral and decent human beings" in New York City I'm glad I live in the south.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
18 Jun 09
lol Me too! (even though oddly I live too far south to be considered "The South") ;-)
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I hope none of them drove the couple of hours from Pennsylvania! You two from Florida, I think you can be proud. I've been in your state many times and met nothing but "moral and decent human beings"! Annie
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I've been to a protest or to in my life, but as far as I'm concerned the people I object to spouses and children are off limits plain and simple, but then I'm a decent person, not like these crazy right wringers!
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
24 Jun 09
Uh-oh...you just insulted crazy right wingers! That's a no-no...lol! Annie
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
18 Jun 09
And we are surprised how? You have to remember that is the "party of family values" what ever the F that means.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
24 Jun 09
It appears that two more of their "family values" Presidential hopefuls bit the dust in the past few days! Annie
@jb78000 (15163)
18 Jun 09
that's hilarious, what a farce
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I guess it was funnier than the joke that sparked all the controversy, right? Annie
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
This only shows how much people love to be on TV. These guys wanted to have the cameras in front of them and they were not disappointed. LOL
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
18 Jun 09
I do not watch David Letterman and I am not exactly on the Liberal side. I would think a protest where thousands showed up would be more effective and would have been done had Mr. Letterman not apologized and Mrs. Palin accepted his apology. However it so happens that sometimes apologizes come too late (after the damage has been done) and that is why talk show hosts such as John Ziegler demanded that Letterman be fired. That is why when someone is in the public figure, he should be careful and one should not say that those who were complete idiots and wanted to be on Tv were representatives of the group you despise, that is, the anti-left. As for the dummies who called his wife a sl *t and his son a bas*trd, maybe they would have kept quiet had not there been so much name calling directed at the Palins.
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Suspenseful, this issue has nothing to do with "right" or "left", not as far as I'm concerned. My personal feelings about all concerned would be the same if I didn't even know what party the politician involved belonged to. I don't feel the names directed at Letterman's wife and son were justified by the joke their husband and father told. These protesters were supposed to be defending women and children from these kinds of attacks so how much credibility do they have if they do the very same thing? Annie