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Old 06-15-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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While I think the joke was in bad taste I don't think it warrants Letterman's getting fired.

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Old 06-15-2009, 09:18 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I say that freedom of speech should be for everybody. I have not approved of anyone being fired because of ignorant statements. And there have been several to get the boot, because of saying just one word. He probably just read what his writers wrote.

There is a real problem in this country with the idea that you can show a lack of respect for women, human life, the list would be long if I mentioned all of them. We really need to get back to showing respect for others. He should have to apologize to every woman in America for thinking that we would put up with such garbage. There is nothing funny about rape. Can you imagine how his joke went over with the girl's parents.

I don't watch people like him or listen to people like Limbaugh for more than five minutes. They usually say something so outrageous that I say, "I am not listening to this." However if others want to listen to things like that, enjoy. Our not listening to these people have a way of shortening their careers anyway. I understand that the ratings of a couple of our news stations are being lower than before. When do you think they will get the message? I have trouble listening to any of the news people. If it is not two people trying to out yell each other, it is somebody telling me how I should think. The station has the power to cut one of the microphones off. Why don't they? I don't need these people to think for me. My brain works just fine. I could say that to a few posters on here too.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I say that freedom of speech should be for everybody. I have not approved of anyone being fired because of ignorant statements. And there have been several to get the boot, because of saying just one word. He probably just read what his writers wrote.

There is a real problem in this country with the idea that you can show a lack of respect for women, human life, the list would be long if I mentioned all of them. We really need to get back to showing respect for others. He should have to apologize to every woman in America for thinking that we would put up with such garbage. There is nothing funny about rape. Can you imagine how his joke went over with the girl's parents.

I don't watch people like him or listen to people like Limbaugh for more than five minutes. They usually say something so outrageous that I say, "I am not listening to this." However if others want to listen to things like that, enjoy. Our not listening to these people have a way of shortening their careers anyway. I understand that the ratings of a couple of our news stations are being lower than before. When do you think they will get the message? I have trouble listening to any of the news people. If it is not two people trying to out yell each other, it is somebody telling me how I should think. The station has the power to cut one of the microphones off. Why don't they? I don't need these people to think for me. My brain works just fine. I could say that to a few posters on here too.
Wow....awesome post!
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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They won't fire David - now that Jay Leno is gone, he's the alternative to Conan.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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NCN-wow-double wow-great post.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:47 AM
 
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Letterman needs to go.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Well He appologized and she accepted... sort of. He has writers and if anyone wants to be mad at anyone I would say look to the writers. they just put words in his mouth for the monologue. It was a mistake on his part not to know what he was making the joke about in more detail but I see it more of an error on the writers part as they were the ones who wrote and presented the stupid joke.
In a way I see is as the puppymasters get away with the puppet gets burned.
Never saw DL as an intellegent man, he hardly reads the books of his guests, he hardly see thier movies, I don't see him personally in the loop about many things so he relies on his writters for his opening jokes.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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David is an idiot for not reading what the writers had for him to say before the show aired.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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He has been fired from my TV.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: California
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I told ya! NCN should write a book!
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