[Updates at the end of this post below]
I enjoyed viewing David Letterman when he first came out. He was nerdy, goofy, and most importantly funny. I eventually stopped viewing his show not because he wasn’t funny anymore, but because I was no longer in college and I needed a good nights rest for the real world, ie, a job. Once in a while I would catch his show and remember fondly my days of cold pizza and late night study sessions.
I was well aware of his politics, but unlike most liberals, conservatives do have a sense of humor, especially at our own expense. I was able to suspend my politics to enjoy good humor because I loved to laugh.
Sadly Mr. Letterman went too far recently in one of his jokes. Maybe he has been doing this for awhile, but I haven’t noticed since I no longer watch his show for the reasons I mentioned above.
This past Tuesday Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin was visiting New York attending a baseball game at Yankee’s stadium. The day before her arrival, David Letterman made a joke during his opening monologue that Governor Sarah Palin’s 14 year old was raped by baseball player Alex Rodriguez during the game. In that same evening Mr. Letterman called Governor Palin a “slutty flight attendant”.
Pretty sick humor any way you look at it. Regardless of the context that is simply wrong.
The day after of being called out by the Alaska governor Mr. Letterman refused to apologize and continued making jokes about the whole affair.
He is nothing more than a degenerate human being.
One more reason to not watch television.
Oh, and lets not forget that we do need to pray for him for I am sure he thinks he meant no harm. And that exactly is the problem. Our culture has become so coarse that insulting and defaming the character of someone whose politics you loathe has become acceptable. Well it isn’t, no matter what you say.
Update I: Should David Letterman be fired? Vote at Newsbusters here.
Update III: In retrospect I was a bit harsh in saying that most liberals don’t have a sense of humor. They do. Just because of my own personal experience of not seeing this, I should give the benefit of the doubt to my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. With that said, ‘degenerate’ is too harsh a word as well regarding Mr. Letterman. I’ll leave the post as is though, but I want to set the record straight that I will be more charitable in the future.