Murdoc thinks the joke was fairly tasteless regardless of who he meant.
He and his writers should have been sure about what they were talking about, though I guess I buy the explanation that he thought it was Bristol Palin at the game, not 14-year-old Willow.
As an aside: Let’s stop and think about this for a moment. The defense seems to be arguing “what’s wrong about making jokes on national television about a sports star impregnating a woman?” That’s the defense? Talk about a weak position. Anyway.
However, at this point I guess I see the issue as pretty much closed. Whatever he really meant or really thinks, he’s done the apology. I’m no fan of Letterman, but I don’t see what else could be expected. Sure, Gov. Palin is probably still pissed. I would be, too. The whole thing is utterly ridiculous.
But I guess I don’t agree with calls for Letterman to be fired over this. It’s a stupid late night show with a host known for making stupid remarks. Shockingly, he said something stupid.