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question of the day: Should comedians ever apologize for their jokes, even the bad ones?

I just came across the most in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the Letterman-Palin brouhaha, by Randy Cohen at The New York Times. His analysis is long and cogent, but here’s the gist: Letterman’s version had three targets — Alex Rodriguez for his sexual shenanigans, Sarah Palin for her abstinence-only politics and Bristol Palin for personifying … more…

question of the day: Has David Letterman gone too far?

Interpret that question as you will. Did Letterman go too far with his tasteless joke about Palin’s daughter getting knocked up by a Yankees baseball player, even if you buy his explanation that he was referring to the of-age Bristol, and not the underage Willow? (I do buy that explanation, and while I do think … more…