It’s nice to see the left-of-center feminist organization condem the late night talk show host for the crude jokes he made about Sarah Palin. Let’s hope this is a harbinger of things to come and other left-of center feminist groups will criticize Letterman for his harsh attacks. I daresay they might have responded more quickly had the women under attack had a (D) rather than an (R) after her name.
But, the feminist organization deserves credit for calling Letterman out for his juvenile references to an elected Governor and his locker-room barbs about a minor:
Letterman also joked about what he called Palin’s “slutty flight attendant look” — yet another example of how the media love to focus on a woman politician’s appearance, especially as it relates to her sexual appeal to men. 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.
Let us hope this and other feminist organizations remain ever vigilant against such barbs against Republican women just as they are vigilant for barbs made against women in general and liberal women in particular.
R.A. Mansour at Conservatives4Palin has a good roundup on the reaction to the Letterman insult; it’s worth your attention.
Over at Blue Crab Boulevard, Gaius has some kind words for NOW and harsh ones for Letterman:
CBS now has a major problem on its hands. Letterman is radioactive if NOW has come out against him. Will they do the right thing and dump him? We’ll see. But kudos to NOW for refusing any cover for Letterman.
I don’t know how radioactive he has become, but given his non-apology, it’ll be interesting to see if an effort mounts to push CBS to fire him as we saw mounted against Don Imus.