Comedians make jokes. It's what they do for a living, it is what has been happening for the span of time. Uncle Milty used to put on a dress, was it offensive? Did anyone get offended that perhaps he was a cross dress or **gasp** homosexual? Kathy Griffin bashes celebrities left and right and is a no holds barred comedienne, and she is damn funny.
Late night hosts are comedians first and foremost. Everyone of them has worked the stand up circuit and/or were comedic writers on television shows and movies. Their jokes are made against everyone, celebrity notwithstanding. Jay Leno had his Jay Walking skit that made complete (and deserved) fun against regular people he would find on the street. Even the beloved Johnny Carson would take pot shots at politicians as they were warranted.
So why then when David Letterman makes jokes about Sarah Palin and her (of adult age) daughter, does she get her panties in a twist? Why do she and her husband continuously refer to their 14 year old daughter and not the 18 year old? If Letterman did not name Bristol (18)specifically and they are trying to make it look like he meant to speak of Willow (14), then why not even take it a step further and say he was speaking of Piper 8)?
It's a joke! Get over it!
Thank you great grandpa!!
7 years ago