Reader reaction to Reuters news
Letterman and Palin
McCain defends Palin against Letterman
Letterman joked that a Palin daughter, presumably Bristol, 18, had sex with New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a baseball game the ex-vice presidential candidate attended. Bristol gave birth to a child last year fathered by her former fiance.
Mr. Letterman clearly directed his comment toward the Palin daughter who attended the New York Yankees game with her mother and this was Willow Palin.
I am saddened to see that Reuters editorialized this story by saying that Mr. Letterman was “presumably” referring to Bristol Palin, as he was not.
Why are you helping Letterman spin his alleged joke about Willow Palin into “Well, maybe I was talking about Bristol” when Bristol Palin was not within three thousand MILES of the baseball game Loserman was “joking about.” WILLOW, the 14-year old daughter was there. SHE was the victim of his “humor.”
A number of readers felt that our first story on this incident cut Letterman too much slack by ignoring the controversy about which daughter he was talking about. We did weigh in yesterday with another story that spelled out the issue in detail: GBU Editor
Governor Sarah Palin, photo by REUTERS/Tami Chappell