Thursday, June 11, 2009
The National Organization for Women, responding to the Letterman/Palin controversy, has put David Letterman into its Media Hall of Shame.
NOW has faced its share of criticism for not calling out liberals who make sexist and off-color remarks that are clearly over the line, or otherwise engage in bad acts against women. In this instance, NOW has stepped up and done the right thing.
"Someone of Letterman's stature, who appears on what used to be known as 'the Tiffany Network' (CBS), should be above wallowing in the juvenile, sexist mud that other comedians and broadcasters seem to prefer."
CWCID: Hot Air
Isn't there a story about some political leader who sees a mob running down the street and begins chasing them? When someone asks what he's doing, he replies that he must discover where they are going so he can follow them.
That's NOW. I give them credit for finally stepping up to the plate. I just wish they'd done it first rather than last. Heck, I'd even settle for second or third or fourth or...
Now let's see if we can get them to compare and contrast what Obama said about women in Cairo this year with what Bush said about women in Cairo last year.
I guess the women on MSNBC didn't get that memo yet. I just heard one of them arguing in his favor because Chelsea Clinton had a joke made about her looks. Lettermans' joke was in extremely bad taste and would have been so even if it were about Paris Hilton or any other woman in the world, let alone a teenager even it it were one who is 18 and has a baby.
"That's NOW. I give them credit for finally stepping up to the plate. I just wish they'd done it first rather than last. Heck, I'd even settle for second or third or fourth or..."....given their late appearance, are they actually offended, or, just saving face ? Considering previous absenteeism from similar situations, it's a fair question.
I think NOW completely undid all that they were trying to say by the last comments about Chelsea Clinton. Their purpose is for the advancement of women. The Chelsea Clinton comments have nothing to do with the current issue and to bring it up shows just how small and poorly directed they are. Where the hell have they been since Sarah Palin came on the scene? She has been the target of so many low brow attacks that others in her similar position (think John Edwards, even Joe Biden) did not have to suffer through. Where was NOW then?
As Camille Paglia often tweaks the Feminist movement, it is not about Party politics and one issue (abortion) it is about the advancement and the equal rights of women. The fact that NOW still has not commented about the Playboy aricle about the "10 Conservative Women I would love to Hate----" underscores their venom towards any woman who dares to defend the life of an unborn child.
Sarah Palin was a guest in my town -- she even came to The Bronx. She deserved better.
Even Hannibal Lecter treated his female guests with civility and manners. Letterman should have offered up a real apology -- he didn't.
Letterman wasn't funny. Where's the humor in calling Palin a slut. The Top 10 list was supposed to be about her in NYC -- instead many were just personal attacks. I won't go near the Willow A-Rod line.
... and I used to like Letterman. He was the best guy on air in the 9/11 aftermath.
Don Imus lost his show for a year after calling black women athletes from Rutgers University “nappy headed hos.”
Letterman deserves the same punishment for calling an accomplished white women governor a slut and suggesting her young daughters had sex with a dirty old man.
Its time liberals learn that conservatives are entitled to equal treatment in the media.