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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…