Some conservatives and conservative groups are calling for a boycott of marketers who advertise on David Letterman’s late-night talk show on CBS because of the jokes he told about Sarah Palin and her family last week.
One of the advertisers targeted last week was Hilton Hotel Corp’s Embassy Suites, because its ads appeared on the page for "Late Show with David Letterman” at cbs.com. Conservative Blogger Chris Wysocki says he contacted Embassy Suites and received this email reply:
From: Dawn Ray [Dawn.Ray@hilton.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:00 PM
To: Chris Wysocki
Subject: Embassy Suites Sponsorship of the David Letterman Show
Thank you for your email. Embassy Suites is not a sponsor or advertiser of the David Letterman show. Several online ads appeared on a series of web sites, including cbs.com, among many others. These ads have since been taken down. The appearance of the ads on the CBS network web site does not suggest we condone or agree with Mr. Letterman’s views or comments.
We sincerely appreciate your email.
Separately on the Letterman front, TVWeek’s Joe Adalian, on his blog, offers an eloquent defense of Letterman.