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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    Where is the double standard? When the conservative made the 'nappy headed...' remark it pissed off his sponsors and they stopped buying advertisements. His jobs was to keep sponsors buying ads, he didn't do his job, he got fired.

    Letterman's job is also to keep sponsors buying adds, if the sponsors stop buying adds he'll get fired, just like the other guy.
    The "nappy headed" remark didn't piss off his sponsors until after it made headlines and demands from either Fraken or Rev. Jackson (can't remember which)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    To me what he said was an terrible joke in very poor taste. What I find amusing is that when a conserative says something stupid like this or even a moderate people are up on arms asking for them to be fired.

    Now if we want to talk about sides throwing shots at the president then don't look to much further back in history.

    Who was the guy who ended up getting fired for saying "nappy headed hoes"? A lot of outrage on that one but conservatives can't get upset about this. I just find the double standard interesting.
    "Nappy headed hoes" comment was by Don Imus, a "shock jock", who is neither liberal or conservative. Their was more outrage other his comments than Letterman's for what ever reason. I also had never heard Letterman described with any political leaning.

    I also think people are trying to manufacture controversy by implying that he called Palin a slut or that he was talking about the 14 year old being knocked-up.

    IMO, saying Sarah Palin has a slutty look is fine (for a comedy act). Talking about her daughters getting knocked (the 14 or the 18 year old) is out of line and also more importantly just not funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    I don't have a specific example because I've never watched the show, but I can't believe he never made a Chelsea Clinton joke when Bill was in office.

    Politicians kids should be off-limits when their children, when they're adults they're fair game.
    I am not 100% positive that he didn't make fun of Chelsea but I am pretty sure or at least not to the point of getting knocked up by a baseball player.

    I agree if they are adults and stay out of politics they should be off-limits but as soon as they say anything or campaign for their parents it is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    "Nappy headed hoes" comment was by Don Imus, a "shock jock", who is neither liberal or conservative. Their was more outrage other his comments than Letterman's for what ever reason. I also had never heard Letterman described with any political leaning.

    I also think people are trying to manufacture controversy by implying that he called Palin a slut or that he was talking about the 14 year old being knocked-up.

    IMO, saying Sarah Palin has a slutty look is fine (for a comedy act). Talking about her daughters getting knocked (the 14 or the 18 year old) is out of line and also more importantly just not funny.
    That's right don Imus.....the way he was portrayed was that he was right leaning but that might not be the case. But if he was right leaning then you may be able to see my point. My point may be off some also.

    BTW I agree 100% with the bolded portion.

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    Chance, you were a McCain supporter, right? Did you have any problem with the jokes he made about Chelsea Clinton in 1998? This was while Bill was still POTUS, so she hadn't campaigned for him yet, and while McCain was (and still is, of course) an active Republican Senator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    The "nappy headed" remark didn't piss off his sponsors until after it made headlines and demands from either Fraken or Rev. Jackson (can't remember which)
    Who cares why it pissed off his sponsers? Imus's job was to not piss of his sponsors and he didn't do his job. Letterman's job is to not piss off his sponsors and if he does he'll get fired, just like Imus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyshackleford View Post
    Chance, you were a McCain supporter, right? Did you have any problem with the jokes he made about Chelsea Clinton in 1998? This was while Bill was still POTUS, so she hadn't campaigned for him yet, and while McCain was (and still is, of course) an active Republican Senator.
    I voted for McCain against Obama yes, lesser of two evils in my mind. Was I a fan of McCain..the answer is no.

    What jokes did he make about Chelsea Clinton? Not trying to be a smartass...i honestly don't remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    Who cares why it pissed off his sponsers? Imus's job was to not piss of his sponsors and he didn't do his job. Letterman's job is to not piss off his sponsors and if he does he'll get fired, just like Imus.

    The "why" is the whole point. His sponsors would have pulled if the media and others didn't make sure a big deal about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    Fox News reported this, wow, I am in shock.
    Hmmm, I actually heard this on CBS not Fox. That damned conservative network.

    BTW I actually like Letterman and think this is one time he did cross the line. He can make excuses that it wasn't about her 14 year old daughter, but she was the one with her. I just think it is even funnier that people still have to talk so much on Palin. Last I heard, the election is over and her side lost. Why make jokes when she goes to a baseball game to represent and stand up for disabled kids?
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