Wednesday, June 10, 2009

David Letterman Hits Bottom, Digs Deeper

From Newsbusters:

For those that missed it, Letterman on Monday evening's "Late Show" said:

One awkward moment though during the game, maybe you heard about it, maybe you saw it on one of the highlight reels. One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked-up by Alex Rodriguez.

On Wednesday, Palin's office released the following statement:

"Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands -- that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'"

***Update: VDH pegs Letterman's non-apology. Nails it, and, bonus, uses paradigm in a sentence. It don't get better than that.