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Leno Bashes Letterman: I've Never Had Sex With a Staff Member
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Posted on 10/03/2009 10:30:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Leno Bashes Letterman: I've Never Had Sex With a Staff Member By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-10-03 12:24

Jay Leno went after his former late night rival on Friday using some of his opening monologue to poke fun at David Letterman's recently disclosed sexual escapades with staffers.

As Friday's program began, Leno quipped, "If you came here tonight for sex with a talk-show host, you’ve got the wrong studio."

But that was only the beginning (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t Mediaite [1]):

If you came here tonight for sex with a talk-show host, you've got the wrong studio. Alright? So. Boy, what is going on? Boy, first, Conan hit his head, then somebody tries to extort money from Letterman. I'm so glad I'm out of late night. Oh. You know, I want to say I myself was once the victim of an extortion plot. How do you think NBC got me to do a 10:00 show? That's why I'm here. I am happy to say I have never had a sexual relationship with any of my staff members.

Nice.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: leno; letterman
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1 posted on 10/03/2009 10:30:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I am happy to say I have never had a sexual relationship with any of my staff members.

So is his wife. LOL!

2 posted on 10/03/2009 10:31:28 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve never had sex with that woman, Lewinsky.


3 posted on 10/03/2009 10:33:02 AM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Leno could solve that problem by hiring his wife to his staff... ;)


4 posted on 10/03/2009 10:34:15 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not to pick nits - but Leno is married, right? So he’s never had sex with a staffer - that does not mean he’s never had any extramarital activity, just not with people who work for/with him... not much of an admission Jay :)


5 posted on 10/03/2009 10:36:55 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Obama-care won't pull Grandma's plug - because Grandma won't be plugged in under Obama-care.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m confused, I always have sex with my staff member.....


6 posted on 10/03/2009 10:39:07 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore
I’m confused, I always have sex with my staff member.....

Alone? ;-)

7 posted on 10/03/2009 10:41:42 AM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Leno could solve that problem by hiring his wife to his staff... ;)

Brilliant, and work it into a routine: first the on air confession, then bring out the "staffer" for a face to face apology.

8 posted on 10/03/2009 10:41:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Way to go Leno!


9 posted on 10/03/2009 10:43:22 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope he is telling the truth!


10 posted on 10/03/2009 10:43:51 AM PDT by classified
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. First Dave lost the “Tonight” gig to Jay, now he has to sit there and get lit up by him? That has got to hurt.


11 posted on 10/03/2009 10:44:05 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone know why the Lenos never had kids?


12 posted on 10/03/2009 10:45:08 AM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism, everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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To: nevergore
I’m confused, I always have sex with my staff member.....

Just as long as you don't have staph on your sex member...

13 posted on 10/03/2009 10:45:51 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: meyer; nevergore
...Alone?...

At least he's doing it with someone he loves.

14 posted on 10/03/2009 10:46:02 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Jump You F**kers!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Of the whole bunch who’ve come along since Carson, Jay’s all right. I don’t always like his politics but at least he can be funny without that smarmy, cynicism of a college kid who wants to be seen as clever and “worldly”. Letterman’s scum. Conan’s less than juvenile. I don’t watch any of them actually, but have enjoyed Leno from time to time.


15 posted on 10/03/2009 10:46:31 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Lizavetta

I don’t know, but his wife is a foaming at the mouth feminist.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 10:48:33 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve always sensed that Leno had more character than Letterman....besides being funnier, without Letterman’s bitter edge.


17 posted on 10/03/2009 10:49:40 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: Emmett McCarthy

That Craig Ferguson (sp) is hysterical. I like British humor, though. But he’s on too late for me.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 10:53:20 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mr. Lippman: "It's come to my attention that you and the cleaning woman have engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in your office. Is that correct?"
George: "Who said that?"
Mr. Lippman: "She did."
George: [pause] "Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon... you know, 'cause I-I've worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time."
19 posted on 10/03/2009 10:53:34 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Lizavetta
"Does anyone know why the Lenos never had kids?"

He loves his cars too much.

20 posted on 10/03/2009 10:54:28 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Keith in Iowa

It’s a sign of the times that someone would pat themselves on the back for not having stepped out on their spouse. What do people think those vows they make in the marriage ceremony mean?


21 posted on 10/03/2009 10:56:07 AM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jay-lousy?


22 posted on 10/03/2009 10:57:05 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I got bored with Leno a long time ago. Lately I have been watching Jimmy Kimel Live. Just the monologe though.


23 posted on 10/03/2009 10:57:40 AM PDT by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I guess... but he to my knowledge hasn’t been linked to anything shady in that regard either. I don’t know. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Besides, it wasn’t an admission. It was a joke. The point was to poke fun at Letterman not give a rundown of his sexual history.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 10:59:52 AM PDT by Soul Seeker ( of Kos.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I've never had sex with any of my staff members"

and I've never had sex with any of my members staff either.

25 posted on 10/03/2009 11:00:26 AM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: Spunky

Like I said, I’ve watched him so rarely, I suppose I never took the time to get bored? Maybe it’s faint praise to say that, unlike Letterman, Jay’s “not instantly repulsive”.


26 posted on 10/03/2009 11:00:33 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: FrdmLvr

Hell, they’re all on too late for me - and I live in the Central Time Zone where they come on an hour earlier. Pretty soon, I’ll be out hustling broads at the “early bird special” restaurants!


27 posted on 10/03/2009 11:02:32 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I haven’t watched any of them since Johnny Carson left. He makes them all look sophomoric, not to say moronic.


28 posted on 10/03/2009 11:03:02 AM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nah, Jay is as pure as the driven snow. Why those 18 to 24 months when he was ripping Linda Tripp to shreds almost every night, I was thinking what a great moral compass he had compared to Letterman.

Sadly, Jay is no moral giant either.

As for Letterman, folks, people mingle with staff members. While that’s generally a lateral type thing, it certainly isn’t against the law to have relations with people in your employ. If both parties were willing, I’m just not going to get worked up over this.

If something of a nature of coercion or abuse were to pop up, I’d have to see it different. I haven’t followed this closely, so if that has been revealed, I’d see it different.

I don’t think he should be canned for this. If it’s been a long time since, I wouldn’t like to see his current marriage broken up over it either.

I’m not a fan of David. I hardly every watch the show, and generally it’s when a Conservative person is the guest. I don’t like to see people torn apart by public outrage that is overblown.


29 posted on 10/03/2009 11:03:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: FReepaholic

...Alone?...
At least he’s doing it with someone he loves.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

LOL


30 posted on 10/03/2009 11:06:11 AM PDT by rasl04 (Reagan/Goldwater 2012)
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To: Keith in Iowa
For years, the feminazis at NAG, and their ilk, told us that sex with subordinates was akin to rape — because of the power imbalance.

That actually made sense — and I was willing to believe that the feminazis were sincere in their beliefs. Right up till BJ Clinton raped Lewinski. (Not “rape-rape”, as Whoopi would say — but certainly the most lopsided “power imbalance” imaginable.)

Letterman is in total control of his show — he can make or break the career of any staff member. Therefore (by the pre-Clinton logic of the feminazis) Letterman committed rape (although not rape-rape).

Now, everyone knows that some women are more than willing to use their wiles for career advancement. However, the feminazis denied that reality for many years, and attacked any male transgressors, deemed guilty of “workplace sexual harassment”.

The feminazis proved themselves to be complete hypocrites, by defending BJ — and have proven it once again by not vociferously condemning Letterman.

Extramarital activity is wrong — coercive sex is wrong. Letterman is either guilty of coercive sex (rape, but not “rape-rape”; in the logic of Hollywierd elites) — or his female staff are whores — or some combination of the two.

31 posted on 10/03/2009 11:07:02 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: nevergore

“I’m confused, I always have sex with my staff member.....”

And on the other hand....


32 posted on 10/03/2009 11:07:43 AM PDT by jessduntno (Tell Obama to STFU - Stop The Federal Usurpation.)
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To: nevergore

“The first time I had sex I was scared to death - - I was all alone!” - Rodney Dangerfield


33 posted on 10/03/2009 11:08:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Sub-Driver
I've Never Had Sex With a Staff Member

Try the little blue pill.

34 posted on 10/03/2009 11:11:06 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: OneWingedShark

Not good to be together ALL the damn time.


35 posted on 10/03/2009 11:13:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: DoughtyOne

...it certainly isn’t against the law to have relations with people in your employ.


Actually, it is. The way the law is written it assumes that if a person has sex with someone that reports directly to them, it is sexual harassment.

I worked for several large companies (telecoms) that had yearly sexual harassment


36 posted on 10/03/2009 11:14:59 AM PDT by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

How is that “bashing”?


37 posted on 10/03/2009 11:19:52 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (nothing is normal anymore)
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To: Brookhaven

Thank you for the correction. My, isn’t our government concerned with our well being. I’m sure it was because the women’s groups wanted to make sure bosses didn’t abuse their employees. All well and good. It still prevents two people who find each other attractive from doing what comes naturally. It also sets up a situation where two people going in by choice, could turn upside down when one gets angry about a breakup.

Note, these same women’s groups saw nothing wrong at all with Bill Clinton hitting on Paula Jones, raping Juanita Broaderick, or having an intern service him in the oval office, while he was on the phone discussing troops deployments with an official in Florida.

We sure live in an interesting age don’t we.


38 posted on 10/03/2009 11:23:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: Emmett McCarthy
I agree with your assessment completely. And yes, Letterman IS SCUM (And not funny in the least).
39 posted on 10/03/2009 11:31:31 AM PDT by TCats
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To: mrsmel

Well, when Carson was on I was young enough to stay up that late!


40 posted on 10/03/2009 11:33:23 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Spunky; Lizavetta

I thought they had several girls...Elantra, Mercedes, Porshe, Aurora, Ciera, Corsa, Berlina, Alfetta, ....


41 posted on 10/03/2009 11:34:09 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a One Worlder hanging from every tree, He wouldn't have created rope)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Leno has been married to the same woman for 30 years and there is never any sexual scandal about him. As show business people go, he is very much a moderate. He had Rush Limbaugh on recently and talked about his (Leno’s) support for the capitalist system. He routinely makes fun of the civic ignorance of the people in the street in his “Jaywalking” series. Give the guy a break.


42 posted on 10/03/2009 11:35:59 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("I apologize to hookers for having associated them with the House of Representatives.--Jim Traficant)
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To: Sub-Driver
Something tells me Dave won't be able to make a comeback by having Roman Polansky come on his show ...

What Dave didn't get is that you can be a creepy young guy and be a success in show business, but when you get to be a creepy old guy, it's over.

43 posted on 10/03/2009 11:36:56 AM PDT by x
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To: DoughtyOne
... it certainly isn’t against the law to have relations with people in your employ. If both parties were willing

It is definitely a thing that puts the subordinate's job in jeopardy when the inevitable break-up comes along; it also has been cited in many sexual harassment cases as something that creates a "hostile work environment" for the other workers, who feel that they have to compete with an immoral situation to get the boss's favor.

44 posted on 10/03/2009 11:40:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("I apologize to hookers for having associated them with the House of Representatives.--Jim Traficant)
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To: Tamar1973
I have never had a sexual relationship with any of my staff members.

How about all those cars?

45 posted on 10/03/2009 11:41:40 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I wasn’t, except for last few years, but my siblings and I sneaked into the hallway to watch TV (mainly Charlie’s Angels, we weren’t allowed to watch that. Or soap operas. Or much of anything, for that matter).


46 posted on 10/03/2009 11:42:22 AM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: nevergore

Stiff, too.


47 posted on 10/03/2009 11:44:51 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Albion Wilde

Leading up to the election in 2008 you didn;t have to watch his monologue. It was Bush stupid, John McCain old, and Larry Craig is a fag. Day after day after day.............


48 posted on 10/03/2009 11:55:24 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: meyer

Never......there’s always a member on my staff.....


49 posted on 10/03/2009 12:03:53 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Lancey Howard

<“The first time I had sex I was scared to death - - I was all alone!” - Rodney Dangerfield

LOL! Damn, I miss Rodney.


50 posted on 10/03/2009 12:13:42 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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