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07/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

All The Palin Letterman Drama In One Minute (VIDEO)

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Roughly two weeks ago, David Letterman made a joke (as he is known to do) about Sarah Palin's daughter, saying:

"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game: During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."

He was obviously referring to Bristol, the daughter who has in fact been knocked up, but she was not at the game, 14-year-old Willow was. This spiraled out of control and quickly became an issue of rape with the National Organization for Women backing up a lady they told voters is "not an advocate for women," and conservatives blaming Obama for their made-up scandal.

Dave responded to Palin's insistence that his jokes were "disgusting" and "sexually perverted" in an earnest 7-minute segment in which he made it clear he was referring to Bristol and was self deprecating, saying:

"I'm telling you, I recognize that these are ugly. These are actually ugly. These are borderline...but again, in an act of desperation to get cheap laughs, which is what I've been doing for the last 30 years."

This wasn't enough for Ms. Palin, who quickly took to the air to drag this ridiculousness out telling Matt Lauer that Letterman contributed to the "acceptance of abuse of young women" and calling on people to "start really rising up."

The last tidbit, of course, struck a cord with nutjobs who organized a "Fire David Letterman" rally. That went on despite the fact that Letterman apologized (AGAIN) and Palin accepted.

Anyway, it worked out well for Dave, whose ratings have gone through the roof as a result of the "scandal."

Having said all of this, none of it is actually in the following video. No no, our "in a minutes" are about coverage not actual events, and the coverage of this ranged from awesome to absurd. I'll let you decide which is which.

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