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Letterman Admits to Oprah He Apologized to Palin So He Could ‘Go Forward Making Fun of Her’

Home - by - January 8, 2013 - 13:45 America/New_York - 9 Comments


Sounds like a personal vendetta ahead of genuine regret. CBS Late Show host David Letterman admitted to Oprah Winfrey, in an interview first aired Sunday night, that he backtracked after outrage erupted following a sex joke he told involving Sarah Palin’s then-14-year-old daughter Willow, not because it was highly inappropriate, but primarily so he could continue ridiculing Willow’s mother:

I’ll tell you why I apologized. I felt like Sarah Palin was somebody I wanted to continue to be able to make fun of and I felt like if I don’t apologize, if I don’t sincerely express my regret, I will not be able to go forward making fun of her.

The monologue joke, in June of 2009, was really targeted at Yankees player Alex Rodriquez with an unnamed Palin daughter cited as Rodriquez’s victim: “One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”



  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 8th, 2013

    …I felt like if I don’t apologize, if I don’t sincerely express my regret…

    So, a typical liberal non-apology apology. At least he told the truth about not being sincere because you don’t say what Letterman said if you ARE sincere.

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  2. Team America

    January 8th, 2013

    FAIL. No wonder his ratings are so low. How much lower can you go? Douchebag #Imnotthere

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  3. CrustyB

    January 8th, 2013

    There’s nothing sincere about Letterman at all. He’s just a dirty old goat who can’t resist using his tired old show to spout his liberal bullshit. If Johnny Carson were alive he’d slap the gap out of his teeth.

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  4. Jeff

    January 8th, 2013

    More proof that network TV’s glory days have long since passed decades ago. I stopped watching TV almost a decade ago, don’t miss it at all.

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  5. Bad Brad

    January 8th, 2013

    Todd Palin should have fixed his teeth for him.

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  6. MNHawk

    January 8th, 2013

    So a guy known for fluking his teen aged interns wasn’t really sorry about fantasizing about the rape of a child.

    No wonder “men” like this are attracted to politicians like Bill Clinton.

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  7. B. Hussein Obama

    January 8th, 2013

    Whenever Dave kisses my butt, he always slips in a French … and his tongue is cold … it’s kinda weird … but I’m not complaining!

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  8. scr_north

    January 8th, 2013

    It’s just the ranting of a man who’s trying to get back in the limelight. He still has not gotten past Leno being picked for the Tonight Show and then losing the ratings game to him. He’s old, bitter and cranky. Ignore him and he’ll just wander away mumbling to himself about the girls he assaulted on cam on the set and on how much better a Carson he would have been.

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  9. Noelegy

    January 8th, 2013

    Imagine my surprise.

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