"It's not your fault that it was misunderstood, it's my fault that it was misunderstood."—Dave LettermanThanks Dave for assuring us that the questionable joke that you told was not the hearers fault. And thanks for admitting that the fault was all your own!
Don Imus formerly of MSNBC Imus in the Morning, could tell Dave Letterman a thing or two about calling women Hos. Imus lost his job when he called Black women on the Rutgers University women’s basketball team “Nappyheaded Hos.”
Dave Letterman opting not be as crass as Imus (but just barely) didn’t use the “H” word but used instead words to create the imagery of an eighteen year old out of wedlock mother “doing” a promiscuous professional athlete during seventh inning stretch in the middle of the ball stadium in front of God and everybody in order to suggest to all of our minds that Gov. Sarah Palin’s eighteen year old Daughter, Bristol is a Ho. (see story)
Now because such talk about Conservatives is typically permitted among Liberals Letterman enjoyed days of ridiculing the Palins for taking offence at his “joke,” but as sentiment began to change and people reflected on the absolute crassness and pathetic attempt to get a cheap laugh at a young woman’s expense Letterman offered up an apology (no less forced by sponsors of his show disapproval of Letterman’s remarks).
Oh did I say apology? Well that’s actually debatable if you examine what Letterman said. The Media is calling it Letterman’s second apology whereas I never heard the first! What I heard (even this “second” apology) was an accusology! That’s an accusal plus an apology.
According to Letterman we were all too stupid to understand the joke. In fact he’s been doing classless jokes like this for 30 years so what’s the problem?
Anyways for those of you who were confused he wasn’t joking about a baseball player raping a fourteen year old he was joking about a baseball player having sex with an eighteen year old “straightheaded Conservative Ho!” Get it! Isn’t that just knee slapping hilarious!
But Letterman assures us all that it wasn’t our fault that we misunderstood which of the Palin children his joke was aimed at, oh no! And for all of us who did misunderstand; his sponsors, Sarah and Todd, the Palin Children, and those of us in the public, Letterman apologized for our misunderstanding of who he intended for us to laugh at because it just wouldn’t be right to call a fourteen year old a Ho like her sister.
That was clearly the wrong Palin “straightheaded Conservative Ho” and David assures us that his aim will be much, much better next time he attempts to shoot down a Conservative. Dave said, "I'm sorry about it, and I'll try to do better in the future."
Yeah I’m sure you will Mr. Letterman, I’m sure you will…