Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky
CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown

Posted on 05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT by windcliff

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern.

With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job.

“Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this made relentless jokes about the poor woman and she was a kid. She was 21, 22,” Letterman said, adding that it was a “sad human situation.”

Letterman continued: “I feel bad about my role in helping push the humiliation to the point of suffocation.”

Walters said it was time to “turn the page” on Lewinsky.

“She has been ridiculed now for all these years and she is an intelligent woman,” Walters told Letterman. “I wish her well.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Humor
KEYWORDS: 2little2late; abc; adulterer; barbarawalters; cbs; davidletterman; demagogicparty; democratwaronwomen; letterman; lewinsky; memebuilding; monicalewinsky; nbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; seebs; vanityfair
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-66 next last
He would still be at it if it wasn't for the blue dress.
1 posted on 05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT by windcliff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: windcliff

But he will call Palins daughter a whore screw him


2 posted on 05/17/2014 3:02:11 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

I feel bad about both my children knowing about BJs before they got out of junior high school.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

in the runup to a hillary candidacy for president, the lewinsky boil needs to be successfully lanced by all the leftys.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 3:03:17 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

You should feel bad about your role period, EX-Hoosier.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 3:03:49 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

So the senile old shit is another example of, “do as I say & not as I do”.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 3:04:27 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Don't worry about stuffing the bus or filling the fridge. Try filling the Church.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

BOVINE EXCREMENT....

He loved those attaboy’s, and slaps on the back for a jib well done from the New York Media wonks.

Disingenuous piece of crap...

And he enjoyed the same celebrity while attacking Sarah Palin. The libs f-in LOVED it. How many attaboys from the New York lefty’s did he get for that, at those Manhattan Parties he likes to attend??


7 posted on 05/17/2014 3:06:25 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky...

No he doesn’t, it’s part of the Democrats’ War on Women, just as his philandering was, the humiliation of his most recent wife and his only child.

He’s a Demwit, and had the nerve to deny that he’d ever registered as one, put his staff on this, and admitted on the air that he had registered as a Demwit a few years earlier.

Thanks windcliff.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: windcliff

They destroy her and then feel bad about it, then wish her no ill will.

How noble of them.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 3:10:26 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf

Cry me a river Dave.
Still screwing young females on your staff ??


10 posted on 05/17/2014 3:10:50 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Lecherman has his own history of screwing internee. FU Lecherman.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 3:11:31 PM PDT by csvset
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

On the plus side, his impending divorce is going to cost him $200 million.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 3:11:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

now he feels bad. loser.


13 posted on 05/17/2014 3:13:26 PM PDT by blueplum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: al baby

I’m with you. I bet we’ll never hear these “late night” bozos tell us about how bad they feel about their role in trashing Sarah Palin and her kids. They might say they just got caught up in the Obamamania that was “sweeping” across freeloader land.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 3:13:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: al baby

Beat me to it.

Dried up, bucktoothed piece of garbage.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 3:14:26 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: al baby

Beat me to it.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

She knowingly had sex with a married man. She deserves worse than she got.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 3:19:33 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freedomfiter2
She knowingly had sex with a married man. She deserves worse than she got.

I don't disagree, but their motivation was insidious.

They were only concerned with making sure the married man didn't have to face any consequences and they accomplished that by destroying her.

18 posted on 05/17/2014 3:22:27 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

Monica was a willing girlfriend.

Paula Jones was a state employee, at work, when Governor Clinton had a state trooper fetch her, where he then exposed himself to her, and she fled the room.

Aside from Governor Palin, no American female has been more trashed that Paula Jones.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 3:22:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

If Letterman really felt bad he would use his money, contacts and influence to help her. The truth is super wealthy liberals pretend to feel the pain of others but when it comes to actually lifting a finger, or taking money out of their own pockets, they walk away.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 3:22:51 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff
What about your staff that had to give you sex favors, beaver face?
21 posted on 05/17/2014 3:23:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff
Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky,

Thanks for sharing. DIAF, loser.

22 posted on 05/17/2014 3:24:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

Letterman is a pig.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 3:24:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

David Letterman isn’t particularly my favourite creature in the world, but I’m going to take him at his word. He’s making a public statement. Should he make apologies to other people? Perhaps so, but he’s making a public statement about Lewinsky, whom he probably really skewered over the years, so his apology and that realization is maybe a good start in my opinion. Lewinsky was a mixed up girl looking for love, affection, and attention in the wrong fashion with a very powerful man that didn’t have her best interest at heart. Been there, done that...just not the same circumstances and not in a public way. I hurled some stones at her, too, probably along the way. I’m thinking back, and I don’t know that she had anyone in her corner. Not women. Not men. Not left. Not right. Unless she does something EVIL (I’m talking psychopathic) in the future, I will not do that any longer. I refuse to dog pile on people any more...Obama et. al. and EVIL people being exceptions and are FAIR GAME IMO. I wish her the best in having a happy life, being a good person, and finding meaning for her life. It’s human compassion and we all need that.


24 posted on 05/17/2014 3:25:02 PM PDT by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon
Dried up, bucktoothed piece of garbage.

I was trying to think how to put it, and there you nailed it!

25 posted on 05/17/2014 3:25:08 PM PDT by MUDDOG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: freedomfiter2
I don't feel pity for her for what she did.

However, she had the most powerful people in the world after her who labeled her "stalker" among other such things to deflect the blame from Clinton and no help from NOW or other women's groups.

That was atrocious.

26 posted on 05/17/2014 3:26:49 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

“Walters said it was time to “turn the page” on Lewinsky”

In other words sweep it under the rug, we have Hillary running for President. What a bunch of losers.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 3:28:17 PM PDT by Parley Baer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon

Well said.


28 posted on 05/17/2014 3:28:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

He’s just jealous that it wasn’t him sucking on that ‘cigar’.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 3:35:20 PM PDT by tje
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff
Someone's regret over having humiliated Lewinsky is totally meaningless without an admission of finally being outraged that BJ Clinton avoided being removed from office by the United States Senate for perjury and obstruction of justice.

Almost everything that happened to Lewinsky, including any unjustified ridicule by Letterman, was the fault of Clinton. It is he who deserves the shame of having squandered his time in office by abusing this young woman.

I won't hold my breath waiting for someone like Letterman to see what master he was serving.

30 posted on 05/17/2014 3:35:30 PM PDT by William Tell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: what's up

They gave Linda Tripp real hell.


31 posted on 05/17/2014 3:39:27 PM PDT by windcliff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: MUDDOG

The description writes itself...ugh.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 3:48:34 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: trisham

Thanks, trisham. ;)


33 posted on 05/17/2014 3:48:56 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon

:)


34 posted on 05/17/2014 3:49:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

I’m not gonna say she was not an opportunist. But BC held the keys to the Oval Office! An Immoral Ass that forgot the three most important things, God, Country, Family,~ And Defiantly had no Honor!


35 posted on 05/17/2014 3:53:44 PM PDT by DocJhn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: beaversmom

Nope he is all part of the plan to put this all behind us as Hillary ramps up for 2016


36 posted on 05/17/2014 3:53:49 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

“I feel bad about my role in helping push the humiliation to the point of suffocation.”
++++++
You should have allowed her to come up for some air more often.


37 posted on 05/17/2014 3:54:25 PM PDT by RetSignman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

They would do it again in a heartbeat to save a RAT president.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 4:01:06 PM PDT by SC_Pete
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: William Tell

I agree with what you say. I’ve never watched Letterman and never will, and I don’t take seriously any “regret” he claims to have about the matter. He’s nothing but garbage. As for Miz Walters, the wrinkled old Methuselah should have been put out to pasture eons ago. She’s another one I’ve never watched, as I was never interested in anything she had to say. A pox on both of these losers.


39 posted on 05/17/2014 4:04:37 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: al baby

A 14 yr old at that time!
Talk about a war on children.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 4:06:42 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

How about making up sex jokes about Palin’s underage daughter? No problem there?


41 posted on 05/17/2014 4:25:16 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: al baby

I don’t know how bringing the subject up and apologizing to Lewinsky helps the Clintons, but my mind isn’t big enough to know all the intricacies and workings of these vast conspiracies.


42 posted on 05/17/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: kingattax

You wait, Lewinsky will emerge as a big Clinton supporter. She is getting paid to forgive. Yuck. This is all probably a set up.


43 posted on 05/17/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: dforest

of course it is. thats the way the clintons have always done everything.


44 posted on 05/17/2014 4:30:02 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: trisham

Bump.


45 posted on 05/17/2014 4:50:46 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: fatima

Hello, friend. :)


46 posted on 05/17/2014 4:52:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: windcliff
Top Ten David Letterman Come-On Lines!:

10) B****, bend over or you're fired!

9) B****, on your knees or you're fired!

8)B****, you have two black eyes? That means I told you twice!

7)B****, I have powerful friends who'll destroy you if you tell what I did!

6) B****, You didn't like bending over? Fine, BEND OVER AGAIN!

5) B****, get an abortion! I ain't paying for your B*****d child!

4)B****, you know I don't like bras in the break room!

3) B****, you're not here for your mental skills, you're here for my personal gratification!

2) B****, integrity and respect is for Right-Wing Teabaggers!

And, the number 1 answer is:

1) B****, why do you care if I call you a wh***?

47 posted on 05/17/2014 4:53:17 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. DonÂ’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kingattax
in the runup to a hillary candidacy for president, the lewinsky boil needs to be successfully lanced by all the lefties

Exactly the point. Letterman is just doing his duty to Hiliary by these quotes.

48 posted on 05/17/2014 4:54:03 PM PDT by johniegrad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

give her $10 million and i may believe you, dick - i mean dave.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 4:56:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: al baby

Letterman should feel bad that he is taking up air another could breathe.


50 posted on 05/17/2014 5:07:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-66 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson