Olive Garden dumps Letterman; Update: Olive Garden denies; Update: E-mail shows OG, Hellmans backing away from Letterman

posted at 4:55 pm on June 18, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

A more sincere apology to Sarah Palin and her daughters hasn’t helped David Letterman and CBS avoid a sponsor exodus, and neither has Palin’s acceptance of his second attempt at a walk-back.  Politico reports that Olive Garden is now telling customers that they will pull the ads they bought for the rest of the year after a deluge of complaints hit their offices:

Following a week of back and forth between CBS late night comic David Letterman and Sarah Palin over a crude joke he told about the Alaska Republican governor’s daughter, the Olive Garden restaurant says it is cancelling all of its scheduled ads on Letterman’s “Late Show” for the rest of the year.

In an email to a Letterman critic obtained by POLITICO, a spokeswoman for the Italian restaurant chain wrote that “there will be no more Olive Garden ads scheduled for ‘The Late Show’ with David Letterman in this year’s broadcast schedule,” citing the talk show host’s “inappropriate comments.”

“We apologize that Mr. Letterman’s mistake, which was not consistent with our standards and values, left you with a bad impression of Olive Garden,” wrote Sherri Bruen, the company’s guest relations manager.

According to John Ziegler, who attended (but contrary to reports did not organize) protests at Letterman’s studio earlier this week, this won’t be the last sponsor to abandon CBS’ “Late Night”.  Hellman’s Mayonnaise will also pull its ads for the same reason, Ziegler told me earlier this afternoon.  More may follow suit, even after a ratings boost for Letterman just as his bete noir, Jay Leno, finally retired from late-night television.

Should the boycotts continue?  Palin accepted the apology, after all, and seems to want to move forward.  Letterman, though, has used Palin as a favorite punching bag, especially when he invites Katie Couric to join him on his show.  Her followers have a particular animus for both CBS stars and the network itself after last year’s treatment of Palin, which Ziegler documented in Media Malpractice, available at his site.

Update: Olive Garden denies that they’ve pulled any ads, but refuses to say whether they’ll do any more buys for Letterman this year:

The Olive Garden restaurant chain may not have been happy with David Letterman’s jokes about Gov. Sarah Palin and her family, but no order was issued to pull commercials from Mr. Letterman’s show, a spokesman for the company said Thursday.

Rich Jeffers, the spokesman, said Olive Garden was attempting to counter what he called “erroneous information out there,” which he said came from the website Politico. The site posted a report by Andy Barr on Thursday saying that the restaurant was “cancelling all its scheduled ads” on Mr. Letterman’s show for the rest of the year.

Mr. Jeffers said in a telephone interview that no such cancellation decision had been made and that the company’s schedule of commercials in the show had simply expired “earlier this month.” …

Asked if Olive Garden would buy new commercials in the Letterman show, Mr. Jeffers said, “There has been no decision along those lines yet.”

Still haven’t heard an announcement about Hellmans yet, either.

Update II: I got the e-mails in question from Olive Garden and Unilever, the parent company of Hellmans/Best Foods, through John. The Olive Garden e-mail strongly suggests that the company had decided not to buy any more advertising. First, Olive Garden’s reponse:

Dear [customer]:

Thank you for expressing your concerns about Olive Garden and allowing us an opportunity to respond.

We understand your concern about Mr. Letterman’s inappropriate comments. Olive Garden screens network television programs whenever possible. Telecasts, such as The Late Show with David Letterman, are taped on a daily basis, preventing advertisers from reviewing the content prior to airing. We apologize that Mr. Letterman’s mistake, which was not consistent with our standards and values, left you with a bad impression of Olive Garden. There will be no more Olive Garden ads scheduled for The Late Show with David Letterman in this year’s broadcast schedule.

We have not yet finalized next year’s advertising plan but will consider our valued guests’ opinions when doing so.

Again, thank you for contacting us with your comments, and we hope you will continue to think of Olive Garden as a place to visit with your family and friends.

That actually gibes with both Politico and Olive Garden. It doesn’t claim that the restaurant will pull its ads because it acknowledges that there are no ads to pull — but then the e-mail claims it will not buy advertising on Letterman through the rest of the year, and then kind of retreats into the “no decision will be made” mode.

Next, Unilever, which is more explicit:

Hello,

Thank you for contacting us regarding your disappointment with the program content which contained a commercial for a Unilever product. We never wish to offend anyone and your opinions are appreciated regarding this subject matter. Advertising for Hellmann’s or media buys are done months in advance and unfortunately we can’t foresee issues in the media before they come up. We appreciate the feedback from our consumers and we’ve decided to pull our online ads from the Letterman show from our advertising schedule moving forward.

We hope that this information has given you a better understanding of our advertising practices. Thank you again for taking the time to share your views with us. You can be assured that your comments will be considered as we continue to challenge our perceptions about what is appropriate for us in today’s environment.

Kind regards,

Your friends at Hellmann’s/Best Foods

I have a call into Unilever for a response, but that looks like an explicit statement of withdrawal.

Update III: One commenter notes that Hellmans/Unilever is only threatening to pull their online ads. Perhaps that’s all they bought in the first place, or they may just be hedging their bets. The online ad revenue for CBS and Letterman will not be terribly substantial, though.

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RegularJoe on June 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM

I didn’t think you were wanting to use govt…I just didn’t think that Allie was necessarily calling for govt intervention simply by saying that the 1st Amendment didn’t protect Letterman’s remarks.

And my last sentence was intended to convey that the protests currently happening have nothing to do with the 1st Amendment. I think we’re all really on about the same page here.

Snowed In on June 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM

We’re in “Violent Agreement”, as a co-worker of mine would call it. And I understand that Alliebobbit wasn’t specifically suggesting that the government SHOULD get involved; but I couldn’t let the First Amendment be played with fast & loose like that. We’re the ones who believe in freedom. We can’t just go around willy-nilly, claiming freedoms don’t apply to people just because we don’t like what they’re doing with their freedom. That’s what liberals do.

RegularJoe on June 19, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I received much the same responses from the above named companies and some others too. If you will recall, Olive Garden has as it’s slogan’when you’re here you’re family’. I cannot imagine their continuing to advertiase on ANY show which demeans women for any reason. In fact, I shall write and remind them of this.

jeanie on June 19, 2009 at 9:22 AM

Olive Garden,when you’re here, the family rapes you.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 10:44 AM

“Sarah Palin, dressed as a slutty Olive Garden waitress…”

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 10:47 AM

“Sarah Palin, dressed as a slutty FCC worker….”

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 10:51 AM

Olive Garden announces for this summer the “A-Rod rape your daughter salad and bread stick special.”

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM

From now on, ANY company that advertises on CBS, while Letterman is still employed there, condones and supports child rape and molestation.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Olive Garden is crappy. It’s like the McDonald’s of Italian food. Carrabba’s = so much better.

beekiller on June 19, 2009 at 11:22 AM

Hey Beekiller too bad your name isn’t fly killer you could be all over TV gettin all kinds of asskissin and maybe even be POTUS with a TOTUS someday!
Ha!

dhunter on June 19, 2009 at 11:25 AM

I think a listing of the sponsors of THE VIEW need to also get some hate mail, I am totally sick of that bunch with the exeption of one.. Who really cares what they think and their opinions on abortion and acorn rights are appalling. Maybe they need to be silenced with a decline of advertising support as well as the idiots at CNN that only tell their view of things, not the real view of things.

Consumers need to strke back and send a message to these folks too.

It seems that DAVE got the message and got his hand slapped, why not kick it in gear.

workingforpigs on June 19, 2009 at 11:25 AM

What does A-Roid think of being called a child rapist? Where is he on this? Perhaps Dave spoke the truth.

workingforpigs on June 19, 2009 at 11:27 AM

With due respect, please re-read what both Allie and I said. I’m all for using everything EXCEPT force of law. Alliebobbitt just went a bit over-the-top when HE suggested that the joke wasn’t protected speech — i.e. that government force could be brought to bear against Letterman. And, as I said, that was the ONLY point upon which he and I disagree.

Based upon the last sentence of your comment, maybe you understood him to be claiming First Amendment protection for the protests. I certainly agree that protest is protected (”fight speech with speech”, as I said); but that’s not what Allie was saying. Allie said that the JOKE was NOT protected by the First Amendment.

RegularJoe on June 19, 2009 at 10:21 AM

I see your point, but IMO Letterman’s repeated attacks on Sarah Palin are textbook sexual harassment. As she is a public figure who serves as an elected official, Letterman is harassing her in her workplace.

Then the attacks against her children are slander. Calling them “whores” and joking about raping them is definitely not protected First Amendment speech, because it is slander and hate speech. Regardless of whether it’s a joke or not, there is a strong case for a lawsuit.

I think filing that lawsuit would be frivolous, as there is no damage. No harm, no foul. But let’s call this what it is — slander, sexual harassment and defamation of character.

alliebobbitt on June 19, 2009 at 11:29 AM

I think a listing of the sponsors of THE VIEW need to also get some hate mail, I am totally sick of that bunch with the exeption of one.. Who really cares what they think and their opinions on abortion and acorn rights are appalling. Maybe they need to be silenced with a decline of advertising support as well as the idiots at CNN that only tell their view of things, not the real view of things.

Consumers need to strke back and send a message to these folks too.

It seems that DAVE got the message and got his hand slapped, why not kick it in gear.

workingforpigs on June 19, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Good luck with that.

The protest against Letterman worked, not because he was WRONG but because he was A PIG. Even people who agree with him about Palin thought it was unacceptable to go after the kids (and to a lesser degree to unfairly sexualize a political office-holder). We may see the View gals as pigs, but that’s because we disagree with them. People who agree with them don’t see it that way. That means you’ll never get as much juice going after them as you got going after Dave.

Before we conservatives spend too much time admiring our muscles in the mirror, we need to acknowledge who it was that really made the protests work (gosh I hate to say this…): it was NOW. Letterman had that smug “I’ve got an army of Palin haters to back me up” attitude until NOW came out against him. That’s when he knew he couldn’t win, so he sued for peace.

So let’s not kid ourselves. Our ability to control what the MSM does is still very limited. This was not a victory for conservatism per se; this was a victory for decency (which is why I still can’t get over NOW being on our side); but the MSM is still liberal, and likely to remain so.

RegularJoe on June 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Before we conservatives spend too much time admiring our muscles in the mirror, we need to acknowledge who it was that really made the protests work (gosh I hate to say this…): it was NOW. Letterman had that smug “I’ve got an army of Palin haters to back me up” attitude until NOW came out against him. That’s when he knew he couldn’t win, so he sued for peace.

RegularJoe on June 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I’d say Hillbuzz was more of a factor than NOW. They helped lead the charge against the advertisers.

Snowed In on June 19, 2009 at 12:36 PM

I do not frequent Letterman or Olive Garden.
Both offer Bad Taste!

old trooper2 on June 19, 2009 at 2:29 PM

1. I believe Palins kids are part Native American and therefor Letterman owes an apology to Native Americans everywhere. His jokes constitute a “hate crime” on a minority.

2. CBS Should be fined by the FCC $1 Million a day that Letterman remains their employee. Each CBS local affiliate should be fined $100K a day. His jokes constitute a sex crime against a minor child.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 2:33 PM

The only way to make sexist comments unacceptable is if people like Letterman suffer real consequences (and being forced to apologize is not “real consequences”). That is why racist comments are no longer accepted — people didn’t just have to apology for them, they lost their jobs.
Remember Don Imus? He apologized too. He seemed sincere. He lost his job. (and, btw, it is the “nappy headed” comment that done him in, not the “hos”).

Dark Star on June 19, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Johnny Carson would not have made that joke. Jay Leno would not have made that joke. Jimmy Kimmel probably would not have made that joke. Letterman has become a bitter, old, washed-up, Liberal shill of a talk-show host.

kingsjester on June 18, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Pretty succinct. Maybe Letterman’s advertisers are noticing the mud all over THEIR shoes.

davo on June 19, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Whoever would be pleased to have any such joke told about their daughter in a public venue?

Many trashy jokes are made about famous people, but such jokes are about famous adults and not their children

That is the mistake Letterman made

If Palin’s daughter, either one, was an adult acting independently of the mother, the joke would have different meaning. It would still be trashy, but it would be one adult to another

Even at that point, it is better for Letterman to pick on someone his own size, someone hardened, cynical and calloused like himself. That is what he forgot when he sank into the cesspool long ago. He lost perspective of the decent world that is a goal for every parent for their childrem

entagor on June 19, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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I don’t think I would go there. Let us let Sarah decide.
Whereby accepting the apology, Sarah has ended this interchange of discourse. She is willing to forgive David so all of us move should move forward and follow her lead.
Shall we?

Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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I don’t think I would go there. Let us let Sarah decide.
Whereby accepting the apology, Sarah has ended this interchange of discourse. She is willing to forgive David so all of us move should move forward and follow her lead.
Shall we?

Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 3:30 PM

Sarah Palin has every right to end her feud with Letterman. Just like we have every right to press to have this disgusting liberal fired for jokes about the statutory rape of a 14 year old. Then, possibly, by example,liberal comedian scum will think twice about child rape as a joking topic.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Sarah Palin has every right to end her feud with Letterman. Just like we have every right to press to have this disgusting liberal fired for jokes about the statutory rape of a 14 year old. Then, possibly, by example,liberal comedian scum will think twice about child rape as a joking topic.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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I understand. You do have that right.

1. I believe Palins kids are part Native American and therefor Letterman owes an apology to Native Americans everywhere. His jokes constitute a “hate crime” on a minority.

2. CBS Should be fined by the FCC $1 Million a day that Letterman remains their employee. Each CBS local affiliate should be fined $100K a day. His jokes constitute a sex crime against a minor child.
.
Before you proceed with your quest please sight me the laws that will sustain these charges that you have noted. Such as the law where a presedent has been made and court document cases (client X vs CBS) that would affirm your pursuits. If you can, then good. If you can’t, then all your efferts will be considered hyperbol. Good luck to you.

Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 4:04 PM

I sure believe in free speach , but along with that come responsibility and consequences.
I do hope that all advertisers drop the David Letcherman show.
There are some lines you just DO NOT CROSS.

ColdWarrior57 on June 19, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Before you proceed with your quest please sight me the laws that will sustain these charges that you have noted. Such as the law where a presedent has been made and court document cases (client X vs CBS) that would affirm your pursuits. If you can, then good. If you can’t, then all your efferts will be considered hyperbol. Good luck to you.

Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Of course it’s hyperbole. The FCC is now being run under a Democratic Administration. Since the person in question is helping that administration by attacking a possible political rival in 2012, nothing will happen.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 4:16 PM

sure believe in free speach , but along with that come responsibility and consequences.
I do hope that all advertisers drop the David Letcherman show.
There are some lines you just DO NOT CROSS.

ColdWarrior57 on June 19, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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You sir have hit the nail on the head. This is the course of action that is within the reach of the common man. Hit them by pursuing the boycott of the sponsers for Letterman. Ultimately those sponsers will drop Letterman. This is the approach that I think would work much faster.

Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 4:20 PM

You sir have hit the nail on the head. This is the course of action that is within the reach of the common man. Hit them by pursuing the boycott of the sponsers for Letterman. Ultimately those sponsers will drop Letterman. This is the approach that I think would work much faster.

Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Correct, but why just Letterman sponsors, what about ANY CBS sponsor.

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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Sorry for the bad spelling in my previous post but do me a favor and read Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 4:20 PM.
That will work Jeff. For a list of his sponsers go to Hillbuzz.com. They have got a full list of names, addresses and phone numbers. Best to you now. I am closing my comments on this thread and moving to another.

Americannodash on June 19, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Man this is tragic; I know from my own experience that the Olive garden likes overdone pasta and fish; If I was Letterman, I’d draw a conclusion they were throwing me out with the garbage! OHHH!

Cybergeezer on June 19, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Not a problem. Either way, I don’t watch Letterman and I don’t eat OG’s #$@%!!! ;)

DanaSmiles on June 19, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Good

I will NOT go to any and i repeat ANY
establishment that advertises on
either these creepy late night liberal talk shows
that advocate child sex ..

Nor will i go to any establishment that
advertises on liberal media..

Period..

I have had it with all of them..

if you want my business you WILL start acting like Responsible US corporate citizens..

Not a bunch of oversexed liberals on the major communist controlled news networks..

http://www.veteranoutrage.com\public_blog

veteranoutrage on June 19, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Olive Garden announces for this summer the “A-Rod rape your daughter salad and bread stick special.”

Jeff from WI on June 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM

I think we’ve got the gist of it Jeff and perhaps now you should back-off the chocolate and raspberry cordial combo.

Mattmax on June 20, 2009 at 4:18 AM

There is so much wrong with protesting what Dave said. You people would have passed out at a Richard Pryor or Lenny Bruce concert.

Krydor on June 19, 2009 at 10:20 AM

You think Lenny Bruce might have made fun of Obama at least once in while?

It isn’t about “edginess”. It’s about a 60-something year old man engaging in creepy jokes about teenage girls in his attempt to follow moonbat orthodoxy.

ddrintn on June 20, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Indiana weeps. You are not the native son they thought they knew.

BHO Jonestown on June 20, 2009 at 6:08 PM

I accept it was a joke in poor taste so did Letterman and Palin has even put it behind her.

What is wrong with us that we can’t let it go?

This is why some of us look like extremists to the opposition. Some of you posting here are making me wonder if they are correct.

kanda on June 19, 2009 at 8:44 AM

You have no right to tell people how they can feel. When this scandal started, people organized boycotts. Anyone who has been involved in activism knows you need to give it at least 30 days. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Rule 8

If conservatives are going to use their Constitutional right to protest, they need to be organized and can follow the left’s example. They’ve made an art of perpetual victim status. Some of their gripes were legitimate, but this one is for sure, and conservatives have a right to be upset.

alliebobbitt on June 19, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Did I tell you how to feel, or did I tell you how I feel?
Notice the difference? It is me expressing my opinion just like you post to express your opinion. We are both conservatives. We simply have a disagreement about whether we should continue to act in a childish manner about a joke made in poor taste by a comedian who has already been forgiven by the target of that joke.

Some here seem to think that acting like an infant somehow is justified because the other side does it. That is proven by you quoting “activism rule #8″. I don’t buy that. We conservatives are better than that. All that is being accomplished now is people just get turned off to our entire message. Those who do what you suggest are making our party irrelevant. We will go the way of the Whig party if our slide into oblivion continues unabated. We conservative who disagree with those who think like you must make it known within our party that we won’t tolerate the whiners turning our party into another liberal party. That is what some who think like you are making out of the GOP. The last national election proves it. We lost because we acted more like liberals for 8 years than the liberals did. The people elected those who they “thought” would act mature. Now they are beginning to understand their mistake and some here whine and cry and point fingers and stamp their feet and scream louder about small things that have no bearing whatsoever on the political future of the USA. When we do that we are drawing the attention away from real national problems. The crybabies who do what you suggest are only hurting the GOP. I am sorry some seem so thin skinned and insecure they write with an unjustified outrage and go on about a comedian who already has been forgiven yet we fail to see the long term consequences of our actions. I think the conservative values of some are in question when they act that way. It makes me very concerned about the future prospects for our Republican party. Think about that for a while.

kanda on June 20, 2009 at 6:32 PM

A few people posting here are saying “why can’t you let it go? Palin accepted his apology….yadda, yadda, yadda.” I also read that someone said we should let it go because of “principles.” Well, it’s because of “principles” that we can’t let it go.

For the last eight years, we’ve had to hear some of the most degrading vilest things said about Bush, conservatives, this country, etc., and it hasn’t stopped.I’m not alone in shouting ENOUGH!

This is beyond Sarah Palin, it’s about common human decency, which a lot in this country have forgotten what that means. It’s time they learn what it means again.

Maybe those who think this should be dropped should ask themselves, if I can’t stand-up to human decency, then what am I willing to stand-up for? If you still don’t get it, then go bury your head back in the sand.
moonsbreath on June 19, 2009 at 9:33 AM

I don’t hear you saying “I’m not alone in shouting ENOUGH!” I hear you saying “me too” same as any victimized liberal.
We are both on the same side. I am “shouting enough” too. Enough of this irrational continually blowing a mistake by a comedian into some national political issue. It isn’t.

This has been dropped by the Palin’s who have forgiven Letterman. Some here and only a few wish to carry this on. Who died and left those who do this as the republican party conscience? Can’t you see how silly you are outside of our tightly knit conservative community?

kanda on June 20, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Well said Austin! You folks out there trying to shut this down haven’t seen anything yet.
Some of us are getting Damn mad at the crass, arrogant, condecension, the righteous indignation against those who don’t march lock step with the Pinnochio Presidente.

It was OK to slander, demean, parody and curse George W. Bush, but if we dare stand up to corrupt Dem clowns and media whores we are told to STFU.

I don’t think so!

dhunter on June 19, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Don’t you understand some are not “standing up to corrupt Dem clowns and media whores”

Some are simply posting in our close knit community here at hot air never venturing beyond an occasional angry email to Olive Garden. When was the last time those people did anything constructive to build our party? When was the last time those people talked to a liberal about our ideas and values? I wish I knew but I am afraid the surprising answer would be “never”. Some are so blinded they can’t recognize when they have won this issue and it is time to move to more important issues.. How sad that we take such joy in such hollow small vitories and lose our message in the process.

kanda on June 20, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Dr Mengele was funnier than Mortimer Letterman.

LarryG on June 20, 2009 at 10:31 PM

I am concerned companies are willing to pull their advertising so easily. I agree Letterman’s jokes were in bad taste. I agree there was a need for apology. I also worry that if a group can get them to pull their ads from a show such as his, what is to stop protesters from getting advertisers to quit sponsoring other shows such as O’Reilly or Hannity on TV or other well known radio shows?

duggersd on June 21, 2009 at 2:40 AM

duggersd on June 21, 2009 at 2:40 AM

That is one concern that worries me as well. With some people not realizing the consequences of their actions this can degrade into a form of censorship. There are unintended consequences to actions such as a few espouse here. What will we do when the liberals go after the sponsors of conserative leaning shows. We are the ones teaching them how to do it and to never let up. We are the ones posting here and gloating over our hollow victory on non political issues. We are the ones who will reap the whirlwind when the liberals start usung our own tactics against us.

kanda on June 21, 2009 at 5:05 AM

As the father of a 14 year old girl, I abhor the climate that Letterman’s “quip” fabricates.

Advertisers that bail are acting responsibly.

More powerful at the checkout than my opinion is that of my daughter’s mother – and it is beyond my ability to describe her outrage at this poor excuse for “entertainment”.

There is more positive PR to be had by visibly, audibly pulling the advertising plug on Letterman than any “apology”.

Letterman is past is best before date. Late Night is off the air in my home, permanently.

Those reading this comment that have influence over how and where television advertising dollars are spent, I can tell you this: you are further damaging your brand with women if you continue supporting Letterman. Bravo if you pull out, and do so firmly, and effectively.

shaken on June 21, 2009 at 7:26 AM

What is so hard to comprehend is that there are people out there actually sick enough to laugh at a joke about the rape of a 14 year old girl. If you had asked me 30 years ago how far the lowering of our morals would go, I’d have never believed you. What kind of sick people actually stand in line to see this revolting piece of dung’s TV show.What kind of marketing trash in corporate America thinks spending money on this pervert, will help them reach the American family.
Those companies are as guilty as the sick wretch and his CBS corporate pigs.

Jeff from WI on June 21, 2009 at 8:06 AM

That is one concern that worries me as well. With some people not realizing the consequences of their actions this can degrade into a form of censorship. There are unintended consequences to actions such as a few espouse here. What will we do when the liberals go after the sponsors of conserative leaning shows. We are the ones teaching them how to do it and to never let up. We are the ones posting here and gloating over our hollow victory on non political issues. We are the ones who will reap the whirlwind when the liberals start usung our own tactics against us.

kanda on June 21, 2009 at 5:05 AM

This is a WAR,do NOT fear the battle if you’re on the side of good.Evil like the Democrats will eventually perish.

Jeff from WI on June 21, 2009 at 8:08 AM

This is a WAR,do NOT fear the battle if you’re on the side of good.Evil like the Democrats will eventually perish.
Jeff from WI on June 21, 2009 at 8:08 AM

It you think the Letterman issue is WAR as you put it how do you look at the overall battle for the hearts and minds of the American people on the economy, the war against terrorism and the state of our republican party. No mention about real issues. Why? oh yes you are at WAR with Letterman. Unfortunately, some here are firing all their weapons at a target that has already been immobilized while ignoring the enemy sneaking up behind them.

kanda on June 21, 2009 at 10:46 AM

It you think the Letterman issue is WAR as you put it how do you look at the overall battle for the hearts and minds of the American people on the economy, the war against terrorism and the state of our republican party. No mention about real issues. Why? oh yes you are at WAR with Letterman. Unfortunately, some here are firing all their weapons at a target that has already been immobilized while ignoring the enemy sneaking up behind them.

kanda on June 21, 2009 at 10:46 AM

The problem here is,he’s STILL on TV,so any immobilization is temporary. The problem here is,his network has paid no price for keeping him on.
The war is fought on many front at the same time. Some battles may seem small to you, but some small battles provide more potential for change on the enemy.

Jeff from WI on June 22, 2009 at 6:32 AM

The problem here is,he’s STILL on TV,so any immobilization is temporary. The problem here is,his network has paid no price for keeping him on.
The war is fought on many front at the same time. Some battles may seem small to you, but some small battles provide more potential for change on the enemy.

Jeff from WI on June 22, 2009 at 6:32 AM

When some carry on about something they have already won it makes them look small and petty. That is how those who are still on the come across to me. It is akin to continuing to kill the enemyy after the enemy surrendered. I suppose the concept of honorable victory never crosses some peoples mind mind. They will soon snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

kanda on June 22, 2009 at 7:55 AM

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