Letterman’s Misogyny And Crude Remarks At Palins Avoid Media Scrutiny

Of course, everyone remembers how the media ran with a silly comment from actress Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live, vis a vis “I can see Russia from my house!” It was goofy and light hearted, but, somehow, that almost became reality, as if Palin herself actually said it.

Turn the page. Now we have disgusting, demeaning, and nasty comments aimed at Palin from a liberal (shocking that a liberal would be disgusting, demeaning, and nasty, eh?), and the mainstream media is nowhere to be found. Just watch the following video, and listen for the reaction to #2, updating her “slutty flight attendent look” (via Allahpundit)

And, then, let’s move on to what he said about Palin’s daughter during the monosnooze (via Conservatives4Palin)

Jim Treacher: It Might Not Be the Best Idea for David Letterman to Joke About Underage Girls Being Raped

The thing is, that joke isn’t about Bristol: Palin brought her 14-year-old daughter Willow to the Yankees game with her.

That’s right: A state governor went to a baseball game with her underage daughter, and a national talk show host made a joke about the girl being sexually assaulted by one of the players.

Dan Riehl:  So much for the Chelsea Clinton rule – and well beyond. Bristol Palin is eighteen and not even in politics. That didn’t stop Letterman last night when he joked that “she got knocked-up” by Alex Rodriguez at the Yankee game the Alaska Gov recently attended.

I’m sure many on the left are laughingly dismissing this as just another case of right wingnuts going overboard. I wonder how they would feel if Rush, Hannity, Boortz, or some other conservative talk show host made a joke about Michelle Obama update her slutty look, and about raping……no, I’m not even going to go there, even to illustrate a point.

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14 Responses to “Letterman’s Misogyny And Crude Remarks At Palins Avoid Media Scrutiny”

  1. Reasic says:

    No, palin didn’t say she could see russia from her house. That was an exaggeration for comic effect. She did, however, claim that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gave her foreign policy experience:

    COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

    PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land– boundary that we have with– Canada. It– it’s funny that a comment like that was– kind of made to– cari– I don’t know, you know? Reporters–

    COURIC: Mock?

    PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

    COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

    PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our– our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia–

    COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

    PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We– we do– it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is– from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to– to our state.

  2. Kris says:

    Governor Palin has done very well in remaining civil after all that the MSM threw at her during and after the campaign. I don’t know if she’ll run in 2012 or not, but if she does she can expect just as much or more hypocrisy from the MSM.

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  4. Interesting that you take that route, Reasic. So, from your lack of response, do I take it that you approve of what Letterman said? He apparently followed it up with more nasty remarks on his Tuesday show: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/10/video-letterman-doubles-down-makes-prostitute-joke-about-palins-daughter/

  5. You are so right, Kris, she and her family have remained adults while the left has gone downhill.

  6. Reasic says:

    Oh give it up, Teach. You know good and well that the right has just as many people making remarks that are uncalled for. No, I don’t necessarily care for Letterman’s joke, but I don’t think it was a big deal, either. It was a joke. He’s a stand-up comic, of sorts. If Limbaugh or Hannity said something about Michelle Obama, as you suggested, that might be slightly different, because they present themselves as news sources (even though they are not even close). However, if Letterman said something disparaging about Michelle Obama, as a joke, I don’t think it’d be a big deal, either.

    You have to admit that Palin has the whole “hot for teacher”, flight attendant look going on. That’s just true. And Bristol did get knocked up, though I think his joke was a bit out of line.

    Don’t get your panties in a wad. The world is not out to get you. Relax and laugh about it. You’ll feel much better.

  7. Why am I not surprised that you do not get it, Reasic? Typical. If this was a joke made at the expense of Michelle O and her daughters, you and the rest of the left would be going batshit over it. But, since it was just Palin, no big deal, right?

    The phrase I am looking for is “massive f’ing hypocrite.”

  8. Angela says:

    I can’t help but not understand when someone tries a “if this was obama’s daughters …” shtick. Obama does not preach abstinence only and neither of his daughters got pregnant at 17 yrs old.

    • But, it’s not about abstinence, and the girl the joke was made about was 14.

      So, pick a different high end liberal in the same position. Is a joke like that OK?

  9. manbearpig says:

    Also, note that Dave’s apology was really a non-apology apology, ala Seinfeld. But no one wants to call him on it. He couldn’t give a sincere comment saying that the joke was over the line and inappropriate. Personally, I think regardless of whether he was referring to Bristol or Willow the joke was out of line. I would also like to suggest that had a conservative made this remark they would be, at the very least, subject to “sensitivity training”, but a lefty says something and we all need to ‘lighten up’ because it was just a joke.

    Aside from the joke not being funny, I think the main issue here is that no one stepped up and commented that this was out of line. I seem to recall something many years back where someone on the right (perhaps it was Johnny McCain) made a comment about Chelsea Clinton and her dad actually being Janet Reno. People went nuts over it. Now I could turn around and say, yeah, but it is true, have you looked at Chelsea’s horse-face??? But the truth is that it wasn’t really funny, and what had Chelsea Clinton done to merit such a rude remark?

    A better comparison would be if someone made a joke, not about knocking up Obama’s daughter, or Michelle looking slutty, but if someone had made a joke about Obama picking cotton, or referred to Michelle as Aunt Jemima. We all know that whoever would have made that joke would be on the front pages for a month.

    The problem isn’t that someone made a rude, inappropriate joke, it is that no one has the stones to step up and say that perhaps that was over the line. Face it, clowns like Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, and Bill Maher are going to make lame, unfunny jokes at the expense of conservative politicians. That’s fair, they are public figures and need to deal with it, especially if you are going to be dealing with a national media as we saw in the ’08 election. But there is really no reason to drag a family member down into things as a way of eliciting a response. How many times did you see comedians tearing into Bubba’s, skunk-headed, trailer park mother? I guess the ‘politics of hate’ only applies if you are a Republican (wasn’t that part of the ‘change’ in the hope and change we were promised?).

    Some leader on the left, or at the very least, some national organization,such as NOW, or the national center for missing and exploited children, needs to step up and say, ‘that’s not really funny and was very inappropriate’. However we all know that they only do that if a lefty gets wronged.

  10. manbearpig says:

    So should one be upset that NOW didn’t release a bigger and bolder statement of support for Palin and her daughters, or should one be more outraged at the MSM for not reporting it?

  11. Yes, they finally did, dmk1026. But, barely news worthy. Imagine if it was a liberal woman being slurred. It would be front page and still raging in the media.

  12. Will Mann says:

    Maybe Letterman can have his writers write a joke about Obama’s brother Samson who was banned from the UK for child molestation and lying/deceiving detectives. That would be funny. Maybe Leeatherman can write a funny joke about Samson in the whitehouse–on the prowl. That would be funny. Double standards.

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