I Just Got Off the Phone with CBS about David Letterman

Friday, June 12, 2009

I just got off the phone with CBS. The woman who answered said she'd transfer me to the comment line. When I asked her if I could get a live voice, she said I'd have to call 212-975-3247 Monday through Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST.

I then asked her if CBS has yet "issued a statement concerning David Letterman's obscene, sexist comments about Sarah Palin's daughter." She said, "Not to my knowledge." I then slyly remarked that I certainly hope she was making her voice heard from the inside. She responded, "To be honest with you, at first I was really upset, but now-- with the way people have talked to me over the phone--I really don't care about it anymore." She went on to say that she had been called all kinds of disgusting names and yelled at. She said, "I've been called a 'B,' I've been called a liberal--which I'm not. People have said things to me that are far worse than anything David Letterman has ever said about anyone, things that have brought tears to my eyes." Now, whether she's telling the truth or not, I don't know, but she did appear to be rather upset about it.

She thanked me when I told her that I certainly don't blame her for Letterman's criminal, disgusting comments, and that I was quite sorry she had to endure that, that she should not have to bear the brunt of his sick sense of humor. But I was very quick to add that the manner in which she was treated should not cause her to embrace an "I couldn't care less" attitude about Willow Palin. Why can't she condemn both her mistreatment and Willow's? She assented that this was true.

When she transferred me, I lit into that voicemail. All the emotion and sadness and absolute disgust at David Letterman's treatment of the entire Palin family came out. I wasn't in a rage; rather, I was clear in stating that this man needs to be held accountable, that his half-hearted pretense of an apology in which he joked further about an already hurtful situation was the equivalent of purposely driving the knife in deeper and turning it. His attitude vomits arrogance born of a feeling of indispensabillity. I said that as a business in service to people, they have an obligation to take the thoughts of the public into consideration--and as people are certainly sharing those thoughts with them, they need to respond with decisive action.

Sad thing is, no one will probably even listen to the message I left on the voicemail, but according to this young lady, the phones are ringing off the hook--as they should be. Keep up the pressure. I am going to call back next week and try to actually speak to someone. I hope you will do the same.


Let us be sure to vehemently voice our opinions to the right people. The lady answering the phone is not necessarily the enemy. Letterman has chosen to carry that title himself, and CBS needs to face him.


***Be sure to read yesterday's post called "They're Coming for YOU!" because they are!***

5 comments:

Reece June 12, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

I'm very sad to hear about how that poor woman got caught in the crossfire. I hope you were able to have a positive impact on her. Anyway, I have a video to share with you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCSSJ0x_mXI

Great blog, and keep up the good work!

Bobbie,  June 12, 2009 at 11:29 PM  

I really hate to hear about the lady at CBS that caught all the flack. Worse, I hate the fact that it HAS to be Conservatives saying those type things. No Liberal is going to defend Sarah. But all Conservatives should complain with character and not angrily. I wrote the CBS execs an email and called Letterman 'despicible', which I think he is and that children should be completely off limits. I am so confused that folks don't see Sarah as open, honest, unpretentious and full of integrity. These are the first things I noticed about her about her during her convention speech! Her love of the "people" was so evident! Appears to me that that is EXACTLY what people would want. Guess I just don't get "out" enough. I am appalled at just how mean people can be! It's totally uncalled for. One can object without being mean about it. I read your blog about spending the day with Sarah. You described her exactly as I thought she would be. One other thing that really "gets" me is that I truly don't know many people that don't have relatives or friends with teens that get pregnant. The media and others are basically calling Sarah irresponsible for not teaching abstinence. Well, duh, how many teen girls really think about that? Teens think they "know" what they are doing! Then they grow up and learn all about what they didn't know. What happened to common sense? Where did it go? These people don't KNOW if Sarah and Todd taught abstinence! It's pure slander! And, pure meanness! I just had to vent!

I love your writings. Can't wait to see more!!

Sue June 13, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

HI!

I just stumbled upon your blog and was wondering if you would mind if I linked it to my new political blog..."Politics and Religion"? Please let me know if it would be OK. My site is at:

http://sue-politicsandreligion.blogspot.com/

Keep the faith and keep up the fight!

Anonymous,  June 15, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

Hi miss Adrienne,I agree everybody isn't a creep at CBS.Sarah shouldn't be subjected to D.L. comments.We as christians,and human beings,have a responsibilty to speak what is right and true. Adrienne,you are a true warrior.I'm trying to figure out how to rally the state of Kansas,but don't know how to get started I NEED HELP.

Anonymous,  July 13, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

Suggestion..In stead of contacting CBS..Contact their advertisers..Hit them where it will hurt most,THEIR POCKETBOOK. The liberal media needs to be rained in.They have become disgusting and immoral in their programing.SARAH PALIN IS AS FINE A PERSON AND AMERICAN AS ONE WILL FIND. I'M BEHIND HER 110%.

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