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Letterman Admits He Apologized to Palin So He Could 'Go Forward Making Fun of Her'

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<p>Sounds like a personal vendetta ahead of genuine regret. CBS <em>Late Show </em>host David Letterman admitted to Oprah Winfrey, in an interview first aired Sunday night, that he backtracked after outrage erupted following a sex joke he told involving Sarah Palin’s then-14-year-old daughter Willow, not because it was highly inappropriate, but primarily so he could continue ridiculing Willow’s mother: <br /><br />"I’ll tell you why I apologized. I felt like Sarah Palin was somebody I wanted to continue to be able to make fun of and I felt like if I don’t apologize, if I don’t sincerely express my regret, I will not be able to go forward making fun of her." </p><p>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2013/01/07/letterman-admits-he…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</p>