June 10, 2009
This interview shows a lot of things. While you’re watching try to determine where it is that Contessa Brewer is personally insulted and why she herself wasn’t insulted as a woman by the comments. She had John Ziegler on to discuss Gov Palin’s response to David Letterman’s “jokes” about Palin and her “slutty flight attendant’s look” and his disgusting “jokes” about her 14 y/o daughter being “knocked up by Alex Rodriguez“ during the seventh inning of a Yankees’ game and how the “toughest part of her visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer awaay from her“. Eliot Spitzer being the NY gov who got thrown out of office because he was using to prostitutes.
Ziegler is the guy who made the documentary about the media’s lovefest with barry and their trashing of Gov Palin. I wonder what he himself has said about Secretary Hillary Clinton. Palin had been on his new radio show and called Letterman “pathetic” and wondered if he was having a slow news day.
Transcript courtesy of Newsbusters’ NOEL SHEPPARD: [emphasis added]
CONTESSA BREWER, MSNBC HOST: And, John Ziegler joins me now. He’s a radio host with KGIL, 1260 AM news radio in Los Angeles, and has previously interviewed Palin and others for his film “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected.” John, good to see you.
JOHN ZIEGLER: Thanks for having me, always interesting to go out with the people with Barack Obama’s official network.
BREWER: Now, I know, you’re very critical of the way that journalists in general have dealt with Gov. Palin. I want to ask you today about your interview with Sarah Palin…
ZIEGLER: Gee, I wonder why.
BREWER: So let me begin with, do you want to do the interview? Do you want to talk about this?
ZIEGLER: Yeah, I’d be thrilled to.
BREWER: Let me ask you what Sarah Palin’s problem with Letterman was. What was it about the “Top Ten” list that hurt her feelings?
ZIEGLER: Well, I don’t know if her feelings were hurt, you’d have to ask her. She called David Letterman “pathetic” which I think was an understatement because not only did he call her “slutty,” you left out the part where he also joked about her teenaged daughter being knocked-up by Alex Rodriguez in the middle of Yankee Stadium while she was at the game. By the way, I also happened to ask her about Keith Olbermann blatantly lying about her allegedly plagiarizing a speech which she didn’t do. I doubt that that’ll come up on this particular network.
BREWER: It was certainly not going to come up other than your mention in this particular interview because I want to ask you about David Letterman and Sarah Palin. But, again, if you’d like to talk about that I’m willing to go forward with the conversation. Yes?
ZIEGLER: I’ll talk about whatever you want. Hit me with your best shot.
BREWER: Good. In this case, it’s comedy. To talk about her real itinerary in New York, kind of serious. Not really funny. Why did she take such offense? She called him “pathetic,” so she obviously took offense. Why was she so offended by David Letterman?
ZIEGLER: Well, Contessa, since you’re a female, you might be better expert on whether or not it’s appropriate to call a public figure “slutty” with, for no apparent reason, AND joke about her daughter being knocked-up in the middle of Yankee Stadium while she’s at the game…
BREWER: Yeah, you know, it’s actually happened…
ZIEGLER: How would you feel about that, Contessa?
BREWER: John, it’s actually happened to me, and I’m fine, I’m still here, I’m…
Whatever it was that supposedly happened was it done on David Letterman that’s televised across the world? Was her 14 y/o daughter laughed at in a joke about having sex with a man more than twice her age? In New York, a 34 y/o man having sex with a 14 y/o girl is statutory rape punishable by up to 7 years in prison. And Ms Contessa wonders what the mother of the 14 y/o girl is upset about? And the reference to Eliot Spitzer who was thrown out of office because he used prostitutes? How can he even put that man’s name together with a 14 y/o girl’s?
ZIEGLER: Really? David Letterman joked about you being slutty…
BREWER: No, not David Letterman…
ZIEGLER: …and joked about your daughter being knocked-up?
BREWER: …but it’s happened to me publicly.
BREWER: In your interview with Sarah Palin, did you ask her any tough questions, or are you acting now as her spokesman?
Big mistake. Don’t ask a question you don’t know the answer to. She didn’t even listen to the interview.
ZIEGLER: Yes I did…One of the questions I asked her was whether or not she felt dissed by John McCain when he went on Jay Leno, also on NBC back when he was the host of the “Tonight” show, and basically dissed her. And surprise, surprise, surprise, surprise, she gave an incredibly classy answer, showing far more class than clearly most people on this network have.
BREWER: I don’t really know what to do with that. You know, I was, honestly, I’m here to give you an opportunity. I consider myself a common-sense thinker, I haven’t attacked you. And for you to come on and use those sort of insults insults me. Thank you so much for your time, I do appreciate that.
ZIEGLER: Okay, well, you folks are certainly deserving of…
BREWER: Much more news ahead, cut the mike, please.
Where was a single insult to her? Why wasn’t she insulted by the slut comment as a woman? She brought her own comment up so it still bothers her. And how could she gloss over the comments made about Gov Palin’s 14 y/o daughter?
June 8 Letterman’s “jokes”
June 9 Gov Palin – John Ziegler radio interview
June 10 Ziegler has at Contessa Brewer
John Ziegler talks with Josh Gibson about Brewer
Gov Palin’s statement
David Letterman’s comment
David Letterman’s “apology” on show
June 11 Gov Palin’s response to Letterman’s non-apology
Concerned Women for America
National Organization of Women