Letterman joke about black man raping minor has him on the hot seat

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  1. B_starinvestor

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    Mediocre Late Show host and conservative-hater David Letterman inserted his entire leg into his mouth recently when he inferred that 14-year old Willow Palin was penetrated and impregnated by gigantic Latino Alex Rodriguez on a recent trip to NYC.

    David Letterman Slammed For Sex Jokes About Palin's Teen Daughter - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment - FOXNews.com

    Apparently, Letterman is long on perverse jokes about minors and short on apologies. He's yet to apologize for the sickening comments.

    Also, interesting that Letterman would pick out a minority player to thrust into his disgusting fantasies.

    Nice one, David.
     
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    If he said it, he couldn't infer it too.
     
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    good point.
     
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    For the record your Title is wrong. Alex Rodriguez is Latino, not black.....I guess all non whites look the same to you SI>.
     
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    Yes, Star.

    Who is the black man raping minor in your thread title?

    I read your link and could find no corroboration with this assertion.

    Is it a Freudian slip? Do you subliminally realize that the GOP is the "White Party" -- and you wish to transfer these racist qualities onto your political enemies?
     
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    Are we maybe missing the issue here?

    Edit: Man of color.

    WT: This has nothing to do with GOP. This is an inappropriate joke about statutory rape with racial undertones.
     
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    What does it fucking matter what color the rapist is?
     
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    With such a provocative, incendiary title, why are you surprised that no one wants to discuss the quality of a late-night comedian's jokes?
     
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    He didn't think that he was talking about Willow, he thought that he was making a joke about Bristol who is NOT a minor... they look a lot alike.
     
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    The jokes weren't good though.

    I hope that Letterman learned a lot from this matter.
     
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    Ok. Let's see. In summary.

    Letterman's joke was: "During the seventh inning {of the Yankee game}, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."


    Letterman says his joke was about Bristol (18 years old, not a minor) - and Alex Rodriguez is from the Dominican Republic.

    So the attention-needy starinvestor entitles his thread "Letterman joke about black man raping minor has him on the hot seat" for obvious reasons.

    The truth would be Letterman joke about Dominican man knocking up 18-year-old has him on the hot seat..... doesn't sound so provocative.
     
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    In other non-news, our resident neocon troll starts yet another slanted, inflammatory thread that's way short on facts and way long on racist fearmongering.

    Nice one, douchebag. :rolleyes:
     
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    This is disgusting. The thread that is, not the non-issue topic that the thread starter terribly, and apparently purposefully, skewed due to motives a blind person could detect.
     
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    The racial undertones are all YOURS. He didn't pick a Minority player, He picked a FAMOUS one. YOU are the one who saw race.
     
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    How is your 88 year old friend doing in the hospital?
     
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    Allow me one final comment on this misbegotten, disreputable thread.


    Bbucko writes: With such a provocative, incendiary title, why are you surprised that no one wants to discuss the quality of a late-night comedian's jokes?

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    It was an "incendiary title', Letterman joke about black man raping minor has him on the hot seat

    (1) There was no "black man"

    (2) There was no reference to "rape" ("knocked up" was the phrase used)

    (3) There was no "minor" (Bristol is 18-years-old)

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    Industrialsize writes (about starivestor): The racial undertones are all YOURS. He didn't pick a Minority player, He picked a FAMOUS one. YOU are the one who saw race.



    This is quite correct. This was a Bristol Pailn/Sarah Palin joke that was set against a Yankee game. "Alex Rodriguez" is a star player for the Yankees. That's why he was chosen. Race had nothing to do with it.


    YET. Starinvestor injects race into the title (along with "rape" and "minor")... which he then attributes to liberal David Letterman... so this may actually may be something of a Freudina slip. A starinvestor "Rorshach Test" letting us know where his mind is at.
     
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    It's funny how we can even agree that Letterman made the job in somewhat poor taste (like Wanda Sykes hoping that Rush Limbaugh's kidneys would fail), and yet we can see right through Palin's gross opportunism at getting offended. Or, even better, Republican politicians have said outright nasty things about Democratic candidates, women and men inclusive, and yet it was this election cycle that they jumped all over the sexism thing.

    But I think you came a little too quickly on this one. Someone already busted you out for misidentifying Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees guy, as a black man. Letterman made no inference about rape; he was talking about sex. Not all sex is rape (unless you're a radical feminist, I suppose). But why did Palin and everyone else all knotted in the wad about this assume that Letterman was talking about her middle daughter? Shit. Why didn't they just go for broke and call out Piper? Because it wasn't there.

    Like I said, Letterman made a brutal joke. Not all comedians hit it on the mark. But, you know, per their job as entertainers, comedians get a lot of latitude in saying the things that we are too prim, proper, and stuck-on-it to say in real life. That's what they do. They make a living on making the jokes and calling out the commentary to create a (hopefully) humorous spin on what goes on in everyday life.

    Paul Mooney. You ever heard of him? He wrote for Richard Pryor. On "The Chappelle Show" he had a segment called "Ask a Black Man." You know what he did? He gratuitously used the n-word to make some pretty intelligent and brutal points. Funny as shit!

    "Tell you what I'm gonna do. I'm'a make a movie about a smart nigga. How about that, Hollywood?" Because, apparently, black men are often cast in roles as the lascivious villain, the pimp, the drug dealer, and that if they aren't those things, they don't behave in ways in which mainstream blacks can identify.

    Get over it, Star. Weak case. Letterman apologized even for Palin's ridiculous interpretation. Should she be mad about being called out on a slutty flight attendant look? Sure. But, c'mon. We've all been snickering about that forever!
     
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    Fuckin' A Wiltom... I didn't even pick up that he was talking about rape and Letterman was simply talking about her being impregnated.

    On what planet would having A. Rod's child be anything but a good thing?

    Fuck, I think that Letterman was giving Bristol a compliment. :wink:
     
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    He's latino. Sorry. Why didn't Letterman use another of the trillion dollar Yankees that are white? AJ Burnett, Mark Teixiera, Johnny Damon, Andy Pettitte? Had to be the big latino, huh?

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    Uh, Willow Palin is 14. That is statutory rape.

    Yes, she is. But she wasn't at the game. Willow was at the game. She is 14. She is a minor.

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    everyone on the field was famous. He chose one that wasn't white.

    I didn't make the joke; Letterman did.


    How could the 'famous' baseball player impregnate Bristol? By launching a huge nut into orbit and then landing in Alaska right into her vagina as she was doing a nude headstand?

    Bristol was 5,000 miles away from NYC.

    Is any of that incorrect?

    A 30 year old having sex with a 14 year old is statutory rape.

    Rodriguez is of a different race than Palin. Any of the other superstars I listed above are household names and could have been used in the joke, but Letterman's fetishes required that he used a latino.
     
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