Dave Letterman is inducted into the National Organization of Women Media Hall of Shame:
NOW Analysis: "After two nights of 'jokes' at the expense of Palin and her family, Letterman tried to explain himself and offer something of an apology. On his June 10 show, Letterman said he was referring to Palin's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol -- not the 14-year-old daughter who actually accompanied Palin on her New York trip. Letterman said 'I recognize that these are ugly' jokes. NOW agrees. Comedians in search of a laugh should really know better than to snicker about men having sex with teenage girls (or young women) less than half their age."
"The sexualization of girls and women in the media is reaching new lows these days -- it is exploitative and has a negative effect on how all women and girls are perceived and how they view themselves. Letterman also joked about what he called Palin's 'slutty flight attendant look' -- yet another example of how the media love to focus on a woman politician's appearance, especially as it relates to her sexual appeal to men. Someone of Letterman's stature, who appears on what used to be known as 'the Tiffany Network' (CBS), should be above wallowing in the juvenile, sexist mud that other comedians and broadcasters seem to prefer."
If NOW continues on this path of speaking and fighting for truth on behalf of all women, without regard to race, religion, or political affiliation, I may have to include them in my giving portfolio.
The traditional, honest, mainstream, conservative American way may still have some life yet.