Republican New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb has written CBS CEO Les Moonves asking the network chief to fire David Letterman for the talk show host’s crude jokes he made at the expense of Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter.
Kolb said his letter condemns Letterman for his “shockingly inappropriate” jokes:
“As the proud father of a daughter, and as a husband, I wanted Mr. Moonves to hear from me directly about Mr. Letterman’s disparaging remarks,” Kolb said in a written statement.
“Firing Mr. Letterman would send a clear message that CBS will not tolerate any of its employees — even an established media figure like Mr. Letterman — making demeaning and degrading comments about women.”
“Governor Sarah Palin was a guest of the City of Auburn in New York state,” said Finch. “She was subjected to degrading comments about herself, her 14-year-old daughter, and all women, on primetime television by Late Show host David Letterman. I find these comments to be completely unacceptable and outrageous.”
“I insist Mr. Moonves fire David Letterman and send a clear message to America that the CBS Network and its affiliates do not find insulting women acceptable.”
The Empire State legislators are not the only ones calling for Letterman’s dismissal. There is a website entirely devoted to that propostition.
Did Creepy Dave poke an angry hornets’ nest with his sexist and demeaning attempts at humor? You betcha!
Update: A “Fire David Letterman” rally is being organized, according to an e-mail reported on FRee Republic. The event is scheduled to take place from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Monday June 15 outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, located at 1697 Broadway in New York City. The e-mail says that:
“CBS has received so many negative comments about Letterman they have shut down the comments section of their website.”
Well, isn’t that convenient…