'Fire Dave' Group Takes to the Streets

Dustup over Bristol zings keeps on keepin' on
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 16, 2009 2:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Despite another apology from David Letterman, Sarah Palin and her supporters aren't done yet with the beleaguered talk-show funnyman, reports the Daily News. The online group "Fire David Letterman" is organizing a rally tonight outside the Manhattan studio where Letterman films his program. The web site is sponsored by a Republican New York state assemblyman and right-wing radio host John Ziegler.

"Firing Mr. Letterman would send a clear message that CBS will not tolerate demeaning comments about women," said Assemblyman Brian Kolb, referring to Letterman's joke about  Bristol Palin being "knocked up" by Yankee slugger Alex Rodriquez. The site, which charges Letterman with "violating common decency,"  includes CBS contact information. The controversy over Letterman's Palin family jokes erupted just as his program hit the No. 1 spot among late-night rivals.