Skip to comments.Palin was right about Letterman
Posted on 10/02/2009 3:06:03 PM PDT by Diago
Admit it: Sarah Palin seems pretty prescient when it comes to David Letterman's creepy talk about sex.
Palin excoriated Letterman last June after Letterman joked that one of Palin's daughters had been "knocked up" by New York Yankee player Alex Rodriguez.
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There are a couple of other reasons CBS won’t can him. First of all, with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show struggling, Letterman is winning the late night ratings wars for the first time in more than a decade. What’s the difference between #2 and #1? Millions of dollars a year.
Secondly, CBS abandoned any pretense at corporate scruples a long time ago. If not for Buckhead and the gang at Powerline, Dan Rather’s journalistic fraud would never have been exposed.
Besides, CBS is run by a guy named Les Moonves, who dumped his wife (and kids) a few years ago to shack up with Julie Chen, the newsreader on The Early Show and the host of “Big Brother.” I don’t recall Mr. Moonves or Ms. Chen being disciplined for their conduct. It’s a fair bet that Moonves won’t call Letterman on the carpet for his indiscretions.
Still, Letterman will pay dearly for his actions. The would-be extortionists (who deserve to go to jail) will subpoena all of Dave’s consorts, and the tabloids will have a field day. No wonder Letterman could never catch Leno in the ratings. He was too busy running a casting couch above the Ed Sullivan Theater.
The one person I truly feel sorry for is Letterman’s six-year-old son. He’s just at the age where he realizes that Dad is famous and his life is far different than that of his peers. Letterman’s son is about to discover that his dad is a philanderer, lout and a lot more. If he’s lucky, his mom will file for divorce, grab a nice chunk of Dave’s change and get him the hell away from Letterman.
One more thought: Letterman has always been something of a cad in his treatment of women. He persuaded his first wife to go with him to Hollywood and she supported him while he tried to launch a career as a stand-up comic.
When his career took off, Letterman dumped his wife for Merrill Markoe, a successful TV writer. Markoe helped Letterman land a slot as a performer on Mary Tyler Moore’s ill-fated CBS variety show. That, in turn, got Letterman gigs on the Tonight Show, his own daytime program, and eventually, “Late Night.” Markoe was the head writer—and the primary creative force—behind Letterman’s early shows.
By the mid-80s, Letterman had tired of Markoe. With his clout as star and producer of Late Night, he pushed her off the program, and began a new romance with Regine Lasko, the girlfriend who eventually bore his son. For her troubles, Ms. Lasko got a luxurious lifestyle, her child, and (apparently) Dave’s serial philandering.
What’s left of Letterman’s reputation will be thoroughly trashed in the upcoming trial. That’s why he confessed to the affairs on air last night, trying to depict himself as the victim in all of this. No one should feel any sympathy for Dave; it’s a mess of his own making.
Following Dave's lead above... I wonder how Dave's slutty wife and their little bastard feel about Dave taking advantage sexually of his subordinates working on his CBS show?
It’s The whole BOSS-Employee thing...
That is no longer allowed by American courts.
He’s been in a long term relationship with the woman who is his wife, and mother of his 6 year old child, since 1986.
He wasn’t really “single”, unless this only happened earlier than 86, which I doubt.
Damn near everything! IMHO.
Just another leftist misogynists pervert. If it’s good enough for BJ Clinton it’s not raunchy enough Dippy Dave...
Oh, yes. Anyone who worked there over the years could sue for millions. They would not have to have been involved. His employer could be in a world of hurt.
very interesting background, especially about the 1st wife he discarded. I wonder if she’s still around.
I have to think there were quite a few of these young interns that Dave took advantage. It should be interesting when the truth comes out, as it undoubtedly will.
I suspect Dave probably paid all these women very handsomely to stay quiet, and there is already a report about how he paid for one of them to go to law school. So he’s pretty much a John here and paying for sex.
It was a pretty nice scheme he had cooked up. Sleep with me and I’ll set you up nicely, take care of anything you want, and help you out in your career.
Dave is very fortunate that this broke this week instead of last week when he had Obama and Clinton on. If it had broke before that, I doubt either of them go on, although it would have been worth it to see him and Clinton discuss it.
What a disgusting pig of a man.
Letterman's relationship fault's make for an interesting juxtaposition with Leno - who has been married to the same woman I believe for more than 35 years. And, I've never heard even a hint of Leno wandering off the farm.
How many of these SoddomWood dingbats are protecting these pervs to hide their own guilt from abortion?
Pray for America and Our Troops
Did you hear the audience laughing and clapping when he revealed his sexual harassment? How disgusting!
Birds of a feather, flock together.
Did you notice that Leno voluntarily stepped down from the Tonight Show and handed the job to Conan O’Brien but did ‘advance in a different direction” and has a new show.
Does not remind of what Sarah Palin did in Alaska?
Why is Leno not referred to as a “quitter” and Sarah Palin who is clearly “all in” to national politics now still considered a “quitter”?
Did you hear what he said about Palin’s book. Really stupid thing to say. Is that the best he can do now to be funny. I must admit, I used to love those stupid pet tricks, but now there is Animal Planet I get my animal fix on.
Not only the women involved, but the other people working were forced to deal with all the sexual tensions and gropings. "Hostile work environment."
But I'm hoping for the big one--a suit for the violation of civil rights.
I'm not sure it was voluntary. O'Brien's contract was up this year - actually in May of this year. Rather than lose O'Brien to ABC or FOX, NBC forced Leno out - remember, unlike Letterman, Leno didn't own the "Tonight Show", NBC did and still does. It would be interesting to know if NBC would do it over again considering O'Brien is getting beat rather soundly by Letterman.
Essentially, Leno didn't quit - he got fired.
What did Perv Lecherman have to say about Sarah’s book?
Dave owes Paris Hilton and Madonna apologies for calling them names.