Sebastian Gray at HillBuzz has been giving lessons this week on how to get David Letterman fired for his rape jokes about Gov. Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter, Willow.
Today he has a post explaining that Republicans do not have the same tenacity as Democrats in working the system to get what they want — in this case, persuading CBS to fire David Letterman. He is correct. However, there is a bonanza of empowerment in it for Republicans if we make this a fight we are determined to win.
Sebastian says it will take 30 days of daily letter-writing to CBS and Letterman’s advertisers. That’s because for the first two or three weeks, they’ll just wait for the tempest to blow over. Not only do we have to keep it up, we have to make it build. This is our line in the sand. Letterman MUST BE FIRED NOW!!!
I hope you read Sebastian’s entire post because if you do, it will totally change how you advocate for yourself and your causes. In the following passage he describes how Republicans can benefit from getting Letterman fired:
So, I’m interested to see how long Republicans can keep the pressure up on The Olive Garden, Mars Candy, and Kelloggs in particular. Losing those three big accounts will make CBS apoplectic. I think it’s a valuable lesson to both CBS and Letterman personally to see how many advertisers drop him if we keep this pressure up for 30 days. To my knowledge, Republicans have never stayed focused on anything that long, losing interest in protesting after a day or two, and then probably going off to play golf.
Meanwhile, on the blue side of the aisle, we continue to be busy, busy, little letter-writing bees…with the busiest and buzziest being Sharpton, a man we personally find as repugnant as Letterman (but for different reasons), but a man no one here could ever claim was not effective.
The advertisers will all buckle in the end…but it will take a few weeks for them to stop listening to CBS’s line that “this will all blow over, just watch.”
If you take this opportunity to use Democrats’ favorite tricks against them and you don’t let this blow over, Republicans could very well be surprised to learn a whole new set of tools to get what they want from the MSM and liberal elite. Jessie sure was surprised to have a glimpse of how things are done on my side of the aisle – you can be pleasantly surprised like that too.
But first you have to work hard to get there.
To do this right, we need the lists of the contact info for the members of the Board of Directors for each company, and the “C” suite (chief executive officer, chief financial officer, etc.). This is more than I can take on for each one of the these companies. But if my readers will help with the research and share it here in the comments, I’ll update the post.
Here is the list of Letterman’s advertisers, which I received via e-mail from the “2012 Draft Sarah Committee”:
Mars North America
100 International Drive
Mount Olive, NJ 07828
Tel: 1 973 691 3536 [Media],
1 800 627 7852 [Consumers]
Fax:1 973 691 3829
email – form – http://www.mars.com/global/Contact+us/Media+contacts+North+America.htm
Best Western International, Inc.
Customer Relations Department
Regular Mail: PO Box 10203
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Attn: Customer Service
Capital One Financial Corporation 1
680 Capital One Drive McLean, VA 22102
On The Border Restaurants
6820 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240
Intel – Website contact page: http://www.intel.com/feedback.htm?iid=ftr+contact
Corporate Mailing Address
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549
JohnFreida.com – Contact page: http://www.johnfrieda.com/event.asp?action=entry&EventCode=jfcontact
Consumer Relations Dept
Kao Brands Company
2535 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Phone – 1-800-521-3189
DiTech – Not sure if this is Ditech financial , or Ditech networks and don’t know if they are one and the same.
P.O. Box 2991 – Mail Drop L201
Torrance, CA 90509-2991
http://www.lexus.com/contact/ (Go to this page and click the “e-mail” button
TTY/TTD Users: 1-800-443-4999
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., EST
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., EST
Earn My Degree
157 Yesler Way Suite 200
United States 98121
Bowflex -Nautilus, Inc.
16400 SE Nautilus Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683
1 360 859 2900
Contact page- http://www.bowflexrevolution.com/nautilus_incorporated/contactus.jsp?lid=Contact+Us+-+ContactUs
7840 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati OH 45236
Contact page- http://www.lasikplus.com/ir/contacts.html
2145 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Media relations – (408) 376-7458
Contact page – http://news.ebay.com/about.cfm
100 Cross Street, Suite 202
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
866-212-2170 (only contact number 2012 Draft Sarah Committee could find)
CBSports.com – Contact page: http://www.cbssports.com/help/contactus/usersspeak
2200 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 351-2120
Update: Welcome, Instapundit readers! I will be adding posts regularly with the contact info for the right people to write/e-mail to persuade CBS to fire Letterman, so please check back often AND let me know what you are doing to get Letterman fired!
Via Instapundit: An Austin, Texas, jeweler has filed an FCC complaint against David Letterman. Strangely, although both comments state their support for the jeweler, the story says commenters are threatening to boycott him.
For notice of new posts on getting Letterman fired, please follow me on Twitter: @conservativelez. Let’s tag our tweets with “#Letterman.”
Update, 6/13: Michelle Malkin’s syndicated column yesterday did not call for Letterman to be fired, but made the case:
Face it: David Letterman, late-night entertainer-turned-partisan hack/hitman has a deranged obsession with Sarah Palin and her family that has crossed into rank bigotry and hatred. If the CBS network cares about basic standards of decency on public airwaves and if it cares at all about bolstering its shrinking audience, the network honchos will get Letterman a therapist pronto.
Over the past year, Letterman has displayed his sexist, elitist stripes in jibe after jibe aimed at Palin. Taken cumulatively, Letterman’s mockery is about much more than expressing contempt for the popular GOP governor. It’s a handy device to deride a broad class of working-class and middle-class women he holds in contempt ….
Update, June 13: Ace of Spades HQ, thanks for the link! Together we can show the liberal media that rape jokes are never funny and that we conservatives have the backs of our fellow conservatives. If we learn ’em now, it will save us a heap o’ hassle later — a stitch in time, saves nine, and all that.
Update, June 13: There’s a “Fire David Letterman” rally scheduled on Monday, June 15, at the time and location where “The Late Show with David Letterman” is taped:
Time of rally: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The Ed Sullivan Theater (sidewalks in front)
Between West 53rd and West 54th Streets
New York, NY 10019-6119
You may bring signs, but please keep them “G” or “PG” rated — after all, we are trying to make a point about the boundaries of good taste and good character.
Daily Kos has a post urging its readers to attend the rally — I gather they would come as Letterman supporters. If you are new to rallies like this, stay polite and don’t engage with them, no matter how provocative they get.
Update, 6/13: Letterman is co-owner of a race car and depends on sponsors who might be sensitive to the concerns of people who object to rape jokes. Hot Air has all the contact info.
Update, 6/13: Awesome tweet from Jim Treacher:
I’m going to keep judging David Letterman by a couple of bad jokes as long as you keep judging Sarah Palin by a couple of bad interviews.
Maybe longer. No, definitely longer.