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Top 10 Sad Things the Palin-Letterman Controversy Says about America

June 16, 2009

I had a nice little list going, centered on the most outrageous element of all: a form letter for anti-Letterman protestors–egged on, in spirit at the very least, by Sarah Palin and the exeuctive produer of Sarah Palin Radio (“Governor Palin’s own ‘friendly’ media,” according to the site). The sample letter accuses Letterman’s advertisers of “support[ing] the rape of young girls.”

To read what I have to say about the juxtaposition of this uniquely American brand of ludicrious political theater to the actual rape of young girls actually supported by bad business practices in Congo, check out my piece at Mother Jones.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessica permalink
    June 18, 2009 10:08 pm

    as always, a nuanced, straight up piece of writing that not only tells it like it is, but also makes clear that real action is possible. rock on girlfriend…

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