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Conservative Author Launches

June 15, 2009


Following David Letterman's controversial joke about Sarah Palin's daughter, conservative author Michael Patrick Leahy has created, a Web site that encourages citizens to abandon watching the Late Show and cease purchasing any products from companies that advertise during that hour.

Leahy, who according to his Twitter page ( is from Nashville, Tenn., is attempting a grassroots movement to disband the late-night king from his show with the "call three friends" method, writing on blogs, and calling local radio stations. Letterman recently joked on the Late Show that ex-Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter was knocked up by baseball star Alex Rodriguez when the two attended a Yankees game last week. Palin attended the game with her 14-year-old daughter, Willow, causing speculation that Letterman was making a sexual insult against an under-aged girl. Letterman explained the joke on his June 10 episode, contesting that he was making fun of Palin's 18-year-old daughter Bristol, who recently had her first child. suggests that Letterman "violate[d] common decency with sexist insults of 14-year-old girl," and its mission statement reads "David Letterman Must Be Held Accountable For His Disgraceful Statements." Leahy has organized an event scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, at 4:30 p.m. for anyone interested in taking action against Letterman. The rally will be held at the Ed Sullivan Theater at 1697 Broadway in New York City.

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