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June 15, 2009

Embassy Suites Yanks Advertising on CBS Website Over Letterman Joke; Letterman Apologizes -- For Real This Time?
Update: Jeri Thompson Goes After Letterman

A cynical man might guess these two facts are not entirely unrelated.

Embassy Suites yanks web ads on CBS after outcry and complaints.

Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told TVGuide.com. The company was not an advertiser on Letterman's show.

"We received lots of e-mails from concerned guests and we assessed that the statement that he made was offensive enough to our guests and prospective guests that we elected to take the ads down," Walker said. She declined to release the cost of the ads.

CBS declined to comment Tuesday.

Tuesday? This story is datelined today. Must be a typo.

Meanwhile, Letterman supposedly tries a new heartfelt apology at today's taping. Last time his "apology" was entirely self-serving and contained a fair amount of fresh barbs for the Palins -- the audience was chuckling along with it merrily, getting the sarcastic tone of his "apology."

Supposedly this time he tries to get it right.

Thanks to William A.

Full Statement: Actually, it seems more of the same. He continues saying it wasn't his intent to make the joke he made, but that "perception" is more important here than "intention."

He concedes what he already did concede -- to wit, that even if he meant Bristol, the joke is still "coarse."

I don't see much here different than his old apology. Though his last apology was done as a joke-type thing. Maybe this one is more serious.

Thanks to DrewM. and Joshua.

Oh: I meant to link this a while ago. Jeri Thompson, your next damn Chairman of the RNC.

Thanks to William A for that one, too.

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