Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 12, 2009

David Lecherman

To the Editor:

Last week, David Letterman made several crude and heartless jokes regarding Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter on the Late Show with David Letterman. He described Gov. Palin’s style as that of a “slutty flight attendant,” and he even had the gall to attack her daughter viciously, saying that it must have been an “awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game,” when “her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.” The outrage from the left has yet to be heard.

Can you imagine David Letterman–or is it David Lecherman?–crack jokes about President Obama’s daughters being raped and impregnated at a baseball game during the seventh-inning stretch. Can you even begin to fathom the legitimate outrage that President Obama and his family would feel, or how the liberals would prepare for the inevitable war against the host and conservatives in general?

It is one thing to disagree with Palin’s politics, and another thing entirely to make vulgar jokes about her family when thousands of people are watching. Letterman apologized–tongue in cheek, but only for the joke about Palin’s daughter, and not the one about Sarah Palin’s style being that of a “slutty flight attendant.”

The apology is not enough. It’s worse than poor taste; it reflects ugliness in him. What’s next?  Jokes about Downs Syndrome babies?

Letterman only apologized after he found out the daughter he ridiculed was Governor Palin’s 14-year-old daughter who attended the baseball game, not her 18-year-old daughter. Evidently, in Mr. Letterman’s world it is okay to make jokes about sexual violence against someone’s daughter, as long as the child is over 18.

Everyone should be outraged at this callous attitude towards rape.  File a complaint with the FCC:

Pastor Terry Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
Reedsville, WV 26547
Ph. 304-864-3870

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”


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