As I’ve stated before, I can’t watch David Letterman due to the rage blackouts I suffer when I hear or see Paul Shaffer. But Letterman can still pull some ballsy moves: on last night’s show, he reacted to a death threat on an extremist Muslim message board by basing his monologue and Top Ten list around the threat (videos below).
And why not? It’s not like the poster, someone using the alias Umar al-Basrawi, knows anything about Letterman:
“Is there not among you a Sayyid Nosair al-Mairi … to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever?” Al-Basrawi wrote, referring to El Sayyid Nosair, convicted of the 1990 killing of Jewish Defense League founder Meir Kahane, and to Letterman, who is not Jewish. [LA Times]
Dude, David Letterman’s from Indiana. If there are any Jews in Indiana, they’re only there by accident. Hell, I’ve made more serious death threats online. Not that the FBI needs to look into that. Let’s just forget I ever brought this up.