When questions arose whether CBS was up to covering, as well as investigating, the Letterman scandal, we seconded that concern. But we preferred that CBS concentrate on the malicious thrashing of Catholicism delivered by Penn & Teller on their August 27 season finale on Showtime (CBS owns Showtime).

What Letterman did was indefensible. But Penn & Teller crossed the line and engaged in the most hurtful, bigoted and immoral behavior ever seen on TV. If Imus and Michael Richards suffered for their transgressions, then justice demands that at the very least CBS not renew Penn & Teller’s contract.

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