NY Lawmakers Call for Letterman to be Fired Over Palin Remarks

Should CBS fire "Late Show" host David Letterman over his disgusting remarks about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her daughter?

A couple of New York state lawmakers believe so.

As reported by MyFoxChattanooga.com Saturday:

New York State Assembleymen [sic] Gary D. Finch and Brian Kolb have called upon CBS executives to fire David Letterman after the late-night talk show host made jokes about the daughter of Alaska governor and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, according to reports from Syracuse.com.

Here's what Finch sent to CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves:

Mr. Leslie Moonves, President & Chief Executive Officer
CBS Corporation
51 West 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019

Dear Mr. Moonves:

I am writing to insist that your primetime comedian David Letterman, the host of the Late Show, be fired.

Last week, Auburn, New York was honored to have Governor Sarah Palin celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Statehood of Alaska at the former home of Secretary of State William H. Seward. William Seward was instrumental in the purchase of the Alaskan territory from Imperial Russia.

While she was a guest of our state, Governor Palin, her daughter and all women, were subjected to Mr. Letterman's outrageous comments on national television. To make the situation more egregious, during Mr. Letterman's explanation of his remarks, he took the opportunity to continue making degrading comments toward women.

Mr. Moonves, once again I am calling on you to cancel David Letterman's contract and send a clear message that you, the CBS Network and all its affiliates do not find insulting women acceptable.

Sincerely,

Gary D. Finch
Member of Assembly

Syracuse's Post-Standard quoted Kolb:

"That Mr. Letterman thought it somehow acceptable to make light of the serious crime of statutory rape and demean the 14-year-old daughter of a sitting governor whose family was visiting our state is outrageous."

Readers are not advised to hold their breath waiting for such an outcome.

Noel Sheppard
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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.