Fire David Letterman Protest in New York on Tuesday, June 16
While thousands in Iran are protesting to demand fair elections, some American politicians and activists are set to protest something that is slightly less important: firing David Letterman.
Protestors have started a "Fire David Letterman" website and are planning to protest the talk show host for jokes her made about Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Willow.
The protest is being organized by New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb, attorney Gwendolyn Lindsay-Jackson, and radio talk show host John Ziegler. Earlier in the week, Ziegler was cut off during an interview with MSNBC about the Palin-Letterman controversy.
The Fire David Letterman rally will take place on Tuesday, June 16 at the Ed Sullivan Theater at 4:30pm, an hour before the taping of Letterman's show.
Of course, the odds of CBS actually firing Letterman are a longshot at best, especially since Dave recently started beating the NBC's Tonight Show in the ratings. This week Dave beat out The Tonight Show in household ratings for the first time since Conan O'Brien took over the long-running NBC late night show. Perhaps instead of hurting his career, all the Letterman protests are actually helping it.