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  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    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...
  • Bible Critic Says Jesus Isn't God, Stephen Colbert Leaves Him Speechless (Video)

    04/20/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | BY JARED FREEMAN
    (Screenshot: Comedy Central)As we mentioned, Stephen Colbert, heir to David Letterman's chair on "The Late Show," openly talks about his Catholic faith. It's a surprise to those who know the comedian only as the satirical conservative host of "The Colbert Report."In this April 2009 episode on Maundy Thursday, Colbert hosted Bart Ehrman, a prominent New Testament scholar and biblical critic.As Ehrman points out contradictions he's found in the Bible, notably in the crucifixion of Jesus, Colbert takes him to task in his usual acerbic tone. But under the caricature, Colbert presents the divinity of Christ in ways that leave...
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Limbaugh Blasts Colbert Hire [re For Letterman]: CBS Declaring "War on the Heartland"

    04/10/2014 3:10:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Natiional Review Online ^ | April 10, 2014 | Josh Encinias
    CBS’s decision to replace David Letterman with comic Stephen Colbert is an open act of contempt toward ordinary Americans, Rush Limbaugh says.
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the “Late Show,” effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host

    04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary and Sara Nathan
    Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so. Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports. Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.
  • David Letterman to retire in 2015

    04/03/2014 1:53:39 PM PDT · by illiac · 84 replies
    TheMargin ^ | 4/3/14 | TheMargin
    After more than 30 years of hosting late night television, David Letterman announced that he will retire in 2015 during a taping of “The Late Show” on Thursday afternoon, according to CNNMoney
  • Jimmy Fallon’s high ratings pushed David Letterman to retire, source says

    04/04/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04-04-2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – David Letterman, 66, rattled the entertainment industry on Thursday when it was revealed that after more than 32 years and almost 6,000 episodes in the late-night arena, he will retire in 2015 when his CBS contract expires. According to a source closely connected to the “Late Show” host, newly appointed “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon – his direct competition – inadvertently gave Letterman the final nudge. “David is older now; he had heart surgery some time ago and sees both Jimmy Kimmel [of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”] as well as the more formidable Jimmy Fallon now gaining...
  • Buh-bye, David Letterman: Nasty, bitter, left wing television host announces his retirement

    04/04/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Late night television talk shows have become an important part of the national political conversation, a forum for digesting news and personalities of the day. Although their individual audiences number in the single digit millions, the political quips of the hosts are recycled the following day on morning TV, radio talks shows, and the internet. The crucial low information voting bloc, in whose hands the destiny of the Republic now perilously rests, tends to favor late night shows over hard news sources. So even though it is trivial, the retirement of David Letterman, announced last night on his television show...
  • In Long Segment Lauding Letterman, Morning Joe Never Mentions His Liberal Slant

    04/04/2014 5:41:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's Morning Joe devoted a seemingly endless opening segment to the lavish lauding of David Letterman, who yesterday announced that he would be retiring sometime next year. Not once, but twice, Joe Scarborough actually equated Letterman's importance with that of the Beatles. Gag me with a walrus. But not once in the 12-plus minute love letter to Letterman did anyone find time to mention the liberal slant that Letterman brought to the Late Show. Ironically, in the subsequent segment Scarborough lambasted Harry Reid for, among other things, lying in claiming that Mitt Romney over a period of ten years hadn't...
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Hollywood Stars as 'Full of Hate' at Movie Premiere

    06/29/2011 6:25:54 AM PDT · by radioone · 47 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6-28-11 | Paul Bond
    <p>The first 10 minutes of "The Undefeated" doc features entertainers using vulgar language aimed at Palin, who told THR it was the first time she'd seen most of it: "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem?"</p>
  • Jimmy Carter Equates Sex-Selection Abortion With Murder of Babies

    03/27/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jack Coleman
    Television history was made last night when a guest on “Late Show with David Letterman,” for quite possibly the first and last time, used the words “murdered” and “aborted” in the same sentence. The person doing the talking was former president Jimmy Carter, who’s making the rounds to plug his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.” (Video after the jump) Any conservative saying what Carter said, which was profoundly disturbing, would be immediately condemned by the left as an extremist – jimmycarterLETTERMAN: Things are contained in this book that I was completely ignorant about and...
  • Jimmy Fallon’s second night as ‘Tonight Show’ host draws more viewers than rivals combined

    02/19/2014 4:45:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/19/2014 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Jimmy Fallon proved Tuesday he wasn't a one-night wonder. The new "Tonight Show" host — oops, star — drew 7.4 million viewers for his second night, more than the combined total for his rivals, David Letterman on CBS and Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Fallon still had, and will have all this week, the benefit of a lead-in from NBC's popular Olympics coverage.
  • Video: Pelosi Delivers Top 10 List on David Letterman

    11/06/2013 3:50:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    YouTube on via PJ Media ^ | November 6, 2013
    The House is out this week, giving Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) plenty of time (yeah, there’s a budget conference and other important things regardless of recess) to go on David Letterman and make funnies, delivering last night’s top 10 list.
  • The Twilight Of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 24, 2013l | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!”
  • The Twilight of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!” It’s the sort of joke that is rapidly becoming a staple of Leno’s monologue. (On Monday’s show, riffing on the royal baby, he confided that he was “a little bummed out,...
  • Letterman & Maddow Rip Gay Marriage Opposition: ‘Absolute Stupidity,’...

    04/04/2013 10:08:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 4, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    David Letterman had Rachel Maddow on the Late Show last night and he came out swinging against the “nonsense” he sees on the part of those who are still opposing gay marriage. He found a willing partner in Maddow, who agreed with his impassioned assessment and filled him in on the latest news in the same-sex marriage fight. “I am just sick and tired, and I think it has crossed the line into nonsense — this ongoing, politically nuanced, religiously nuanced discussion of gay marriage and gay rights,” Letterman began. “It is absolute stupidity. Humans have the right to do...
  • NBCU Debates Timing of Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Debut

    03/20/2013 6:44:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1:14 PM PDT 3/20/2013 | by Kim Masters
    Sources say some network execs want to launch with Olympics in February; exec producer Lorne Michaels might want more time. It has become clear that Jimmy Fallon is going to become the host of The Tonight Show, but sources say an internal debate among key players is underway regarding the timing.According to these sources, some top executives at NBCUniversal are leaning toward a February launch to take advantage of the promotional platform of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Others, including Late Night executive producer Lorne Michaels, are said to have concerns about rushing the transition.STORY: Sources: NBC Discussing...
  • [David] Letterman: Say, Obama’s kind of lying about this GM bankruptcy thing, huh?

    10/24/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/24/12
    Alternate headline: Even Late Night Comedy Shows Must Interview Obama Off the Record. Noel Sheppard picks up David Letterman’s belated realization that Barack Obama — one of his favorite guests — has misrepresented Mitt Romney’s position on GM and the auto bailout for months. Letterman tells MSNBCs Rachel Maddow that he finds it disappointing when a challenger proves to be more honest than an incumbent President: DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: Here’s what upset me last night, this playing fast and loose with facts. And the President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, “Let them go bankrupt, let...
  • David Letterman bitter - can't swallow Romney's last night win

    10/04/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT · by Milagros · 59 replies
    He start off his show, as he tries bashing Romney... But he is too angry at his beloved Obama for losing. I start feeling sympathy for poor Dave...
  • Obama Wasn't Only The Worst President Ever On Letterman...

    09/20/2012 9:12:29 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • OBAMA TELLS DAVID LETTERMAN HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW MUCH THE NATIONAL DEBT IS

    09/19/2012 9:31:59 AM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 41 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | September 19, 2012
    VIDEO: Barack Obama tells David Letterman he doesn't remember how much the national debt is (either he's lying or he doesn't want to remind everyone how gargantuan it is), blames Bush, and plays the class warfare card.
  • OBAMA ANNOUNCES LETTERMAN APPEARANCE ON DAY HE SNUBBED NETANYAHU

    09/11/2012 5:35:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09/11/2012 | CHRISTIAN TOTO
    Barack Obama will be visiting one of his biggest fans soon - late night talker David Letterman. The president will chat with the "Late Show" host during a trip to New York City next week, according to the National Journal. Letterman's nightly monologues mostly spare the president from satirical ribbing, saving his most cutting remarks for the Romneys ... or even former President George W. Bush. The news comes on the same day Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he couldn't meet with him due to a scheduling conflict.
  • David Letterman To Brian Williams: ‘What More Do We Want [Obama] To Do For Us, Honest To God?’

    05/16/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night. Letterman discussed Williams’s special on Rock Center about the killing of Osama bin Laden and became agitated when describing President Barack Obama’s successes as compared to what he sees as President George W. Bush’s failures in the War on Terror. “What more do we want this man to do for us, honest to god,” asked Letterman. He was first asked about CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, who Williams described as being suspiciously “sunny” in his disposition. “Life’s too short, if you feel...
  • Keith Olbermann Complained To Current That Car Service Drivers ‘Smelled, Talked To Him’

    03/31/2012 3:10:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/31/12 | Tommy Christopher
    On the heels of Countdown host Keith Olbermann‘s firing from Current TV, the network and sources close to it have been quick to buttress their case for the dismissal with details of the temperamental star’s antics. One such source tells Mediaite, among other things, that Olbermann went through 8 different car services (he doesn’t drive), and complained to the network that some of the drivers “smelled,” and “talked to him,” -snip- Olbermann plans to counter Current’s PR offensive with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday
  • The Campaign '08 Lesson? Don't "Piss Off" Letterman.

    12/11/2008 9:29:43 PM PST · by Enchante · 7 replies · 898+ views
    National Journal ^ | 12/11/08 | NICHOLAS TABOR
    Plouffe on the Rev. Wright controversy: "We failed as a campaign to do the proper research there. … We hadn't looked through every page of every sermon. … The ferocity of it took us by surprise, and I think the press could see we were taken by surprise." The initial round of videotape of Wright, he added was as bad as when Wright "went on his little media tour" thereafter. By the general election, however, "the public had digested Rev. Wright. I don't want to minimize it; it gave them some indigestion, but they'd digested it." Axelrod, after receiving a...
  • Late Night Icons (Leno, Letterman) See Their Ratings Slide

    09/29/2011 5:10:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | Bill Carter
    The decline of television’s two big late-night stars was more noticeable than ever during television’s premiere week, as “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and the “Late Show With David Letterman” were both beaten by ABC’s “Nightline” — a first during that week. “Nightline” was up slightly from last year, increasing its viewership by 7 percent, but the story was in the falloff for both Mr. Leno on NBC and Mr. Letterman on CBS. The two late-night lions saw their audience, especially the younger segments of viewers, drop sharply. Mr. Letterman lost a total 560,000 viewers from last year, a...
  • President Bill Clinton appears on David Letterman show [two slime ball wife cheats yuk it up]

    10/13/2011 6:01:30 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    "One of the best things about Americans is that we don't really resent other people's success," said Clinton. [snip] The two also discussed serious issues such as the economy and trade relations with China, as well as the protestors on Wall Street. "They're going to have to transfer energy to making specific suggestions," advised Clinton
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a
    http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/007413.html "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: • al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • ILYAS KASHMIRI - PAKISTAN'S FRANKENSTEIN

    06/24/2010 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda commander continues to pose a threat to U.S. and South Asian security as Pakistan’s military and intelligence services look the other way” IPT News June 22, 2010 SNIPPET: “Top Al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri poses a major threat to U.S. interests both at home and abroad. Described by intelligence agencies “as the most effective, dangerous and successful guerrilla leader in the world,” Kashmiri heads Al Qaeda’s military operations wing. He figures prominently in two recent high-profile terrorism indictments issued in Chicago. But Kashmiri remains free in South Asia and in control of a renowned Al Qaeda terror...
  • Letterman Curses Out Andrew Breitbart On National TV; Drudge And Fox News Attacked (video)

    08/05/2010 10:10:12 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 28 replies
    David Letterman, speaking to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on his show, asked about the Shirley Sherrod incident and took it upon himself to slam Andrew Breitbart. At one point during the interview he asked her “how much time, energy was wasted on this a*shole ****ing around?” Maddow described Breitbart as a “spinoff from Matt Drudge, from the Drudge Report.” Breitbart, indeed, used to serve as an editor of the Drudge Report, but her intentions in mentioning the Drudge Report probably amount to the effectiveness of the site to sway public debate– not to mention millions of viewers visiting per day....
  • Chris Rock: Opponents of Obamacare Akin to Those Who Hate Martin Luther King, Jr.

    04/11/2010 1:10:15 PM PDT · by nhungerford · 49 replies · 1,135+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 4/11/10 | David Swindle
    Hat tip to Big Hollywood Oh how the mighty have fallen. Chris Rock used to be such an inventive comedian with bits that straddled the fence politically. His first two major comedy specials — Bring the Pain and Bigger and Blacker — were from the Clinton era and are classics of ’90s comedy. Yet his two efforts from the last ten years — Never Scared and Kill the Messenger — both mostly abandoned his political heterodoxy in exchange for unoriginal Bush-bashing and wild-eyed Obama sycophancy. Apart from the politics neither were as funny as his first two efforts. Perhaps because...
  • Mitt Romney Warns Letterman About Sarah Palin: 'She has a rifle, you know'

    03/02/2010 5:47:00 PM PST · by kristinn · 115 replies · 2,476+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    SNIP “Now what about that Sarah Palin," says Letterman, who had to apologize for an off-color joke about the former Alaskan governor's daughter last year. "She’s not ready to be president, is she?” “She’s terrific,” Romney rapidly replies to derisive audience laughter. “She really is! She’s terrific. She’s got energy, passion – by the way, you know, be careful what you say about her.” Letterman says he knows. Romney adds with a smile, “She has a rifle, you know.”
  • Letterman staff quits over Tiger Woods Top Ten

    11/29/2009 9:34:03 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 4,797+ views
    ChicagoNow ^ | November 29, 2009 | Bruce Wolf
    The entire writing staff of the David Letterman show has quit over a Top Ten list that Letterman has written himself and plans to read on his CBS-TV show tomorrow night. "Forget about the fact that he's micromanaging the show and trying to do our job. It's his prerogative to oversee the operation," said an unnamed writer. "But the list just isn't funny."
  • Limbaugh Dropped from Rams Group; To Run for President; Letterman Apologizes for Olbermann

    10/14/2009 8:47:58 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 8 replies · 1,004+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 10/14/2009 | Dr. Dave
    ST. LOUIS -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh today was booted from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams because fabricated Wikiquotes now constitute rock solid evidence on which the MSM can base race card smear campaigns. Limbaugh, meanwhile, said on his radio show that he'll take his $450 billion personal war chest -- earned exclusively by the increasingly anachronistic expression "sweat of his own brow" -- and launch a bid for the Republican presidential nomination against Democrat pResident Barack Obama in 2012. "Folks, I don't even know if he plans to run for a second...
  • Beck Rips on Olbermann, Matthews; Says Letterman 'Practically Made Out With Obama'

    10/14/2009 4:39:00 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,537+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 14, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    This ought to get the folks at the left-wing noise machine all wound up. Fox News host Glenn Beck on his Oct. 14 show, after being a regular recipient of MSNBC host Keith Olbermann's "Worst Persons in the World" on his "Countdown" program, decided to have a little fun by mocking Olbermann and his MSNBC colleague Chris Matthews. Beck mocked Olbermann's "Shakespearean" performance he puts on nightly on his "Countdown" program and also mocked Chris Matthews for his February 2008 "Obama gave me a thrill up my leg" comments. ...more (w/video)...
  • Weak in flesh, weak in spirit (Sex Scandals of the High and Mighty)

    10/13/2009 12:22:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 703+ views
    The National Post ^ | October 13, 2009 | The Editors
    Rallying to the defence of director Roman Polanski after his arrest in Switzerland, French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand declared the situation "horrifying," and suggested that if the cultural world didn't come to the rapist's defence, "it would mean there is no culture in our country." He may have a case -- if you consider drugging and sodomizing a 13-year-old a manifestation of advanced "culture." Sadly, however, Mr. Mitterrand is hardly the only public figure willing to shrug off sexual crimes and indiscretions. Mr. Mitterrand's own background is illustrative. In a 2005 book he described as "half real and half dream,"...
  • The Base World of David Letterman and Hollywood

    10/09/2009 10:42:50 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 646+ views
    The Ignorant fishermen Blog ^ | 10/09/09 | DJP I.F.
    In light of the recent and base actions of David Letterman – which few are condemning in the liberal media – Mr. Letterman once again mocked Sarah Palin and made her the butt of his humor and sarcasm. I think it’s “funny” that Letterman has shown absolutely no remorse nor a hint of shame in the recent exposure of his adulterous scandal. The only remorse from Letterman has been that he was exposed and caught as an adulterer. It is just regarded as a joke and something to laugh at. In the godless, delusional Bizarro world of reprobate Hollywood, he...
  • Letterman’s Sponsors Appear to Be Unperturbed (List of Advertisers)

    10/10/2009 4:17:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 780+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 8, 2009 | STUART ELLIOTT
    HOW much have opinions on Madison Avenue changed about “Late Show With David Letterman” since Mr. Letterman’s startling disclosures about his personal life? Well, one of the commercials that ran during the show on Tuesday night was from the Disney parks and resorts division of the Walt Disney Company. If so squeaky clean a marketer seemingly has no qualms about wishing upon a star like Mr. Letterman after last week’s events, it is unlikely other advertisers would — barring, agency executives and media experts say, any disturbing or scandalous additional disclosures. So long as viewers stick with Mr. Letterman, they...
  • 'Late Show' staff gals got plenty of 'advances'

    10/04/2009 8:26:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 5,284+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 4, 2009 | Susannah Cahalan, Annie Karni and Stefanie Cohen
    Long before Stephanie Birkitt was revealed as David Letterman's squeeze, the funnyman was known to surround himself with beautiful young staffers who ministered to his daily needs -- and favored women when it came to promotions. Holly Hester, who interned for Letterman in the early '90s while she was a student at NYU, said yesterday the two had a steamy, secret affair for a year. She said Letterman called her one day and asked her to the movies, and they soon began seeing each other on the sly. "I was madly in love with him at the time," Hester told...
  • Jay Leno Mocks the David Letterman Scandal - Video

    10/03/2009 8:34:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 1,066+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Jay Leno mocking the whole David Letterman Scandal. Leno makes light of it in a good-natured way. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Number One Reason Sarah Palin Is Smiling Today

    10/03/2009 7:15:38 PM PDT · by euram · 37 replies · 2,369+ views
    nbcphiladelphia ^ | 10-02-09 | ROBERT A. GEORGE
    FACEBOOK Sarah Palin must be smiling, and not just because her new book is already #1 on the bestseller list, before it's even been released. The ex-Alaska governnor's erstwhile nemesis, David Letterman, just confessed that he's been the Horndog King of Late Night all these years, telling his audience he is the victim of an extrotion plot and admitting, "I have had sex with women who worked for me on this show
  • What's creepy? Telling a story about having sex with your employees to people who LAUGH

    10/03/2009 7:51:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 1,054+ views
    kansascity.com ^ | 10/1/2009 | staff
    Wow. I don't know where to begin with David Letterman's bizarro, play-it-for-laughs on-air admission that he had sex with staff members. On the one hand, good for him for telling a fairly unvarnished account of being blackmailed by a Connecticut man for $2 million and admitting to the "creepy things," as Dave kept putting it, the blackmailer was threatening to take public. On the other hand: Couldn't somebody have gone out between the first and second act and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Letterman is about to talk about something very difficult and though you might be tempted to laugh,...
  • Letterman Extortion Case Raises Questions for CBS ['sexual harassment, abuse of power?']

    10/02/2009 8:35:12 PM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies · 1,425+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2009 | BILL CARTER and LIZ ROBBINS
    David Letterman, who built his career skewering philandering politicians and show business “weasels” and “boneheads,” finds himself in the middle of his own celebrity scandal, after he admitted having multiple affairs with employees of his production company, Worldwide Pants. For the intensely private Mr. Letterman, the revelations, which resulted from a bizarre extortion attempt, are sure to be extremely embarrassing, especially as he tries to extend his lead in the late-night contest. ”I have had sex with women who work for me on this show,” he told his audience on Thursday night, calling himself “creepy.” He added that he hoped...
  • "Office Romance"? No, Letterman's Affairs Were An Abuse Of Power

    10/02/2009 1:00:36 PM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies · 1,835+ views
    Jezebel.com ^ | 10/02/2009 | Anna N
    <p>At the center of David Letterman's extortion scandal is Stephanie Birkitt, an assistant who appeared on the show and who apparently had sex with Dave. But as information about her leaks out, pundits are already asking whether we should care.</p>
  • Rush shouldn't talk about Letterman's troubles...

    10/02/2009 10:18:41 AM PDT · by Hildy · 164 replies · 3,502+ views
    October 2, 2009 | Hildy
    I love Rush..I do. But if my memory serves me correctly, he came forward about his vicodin addiction ONLY when he found himself being blackmailed...am I correct? I love Rush..I dislike hypocrites. Tell me where I'm wrong.
  • Has Obama made any comments regarding his 'good friend' David Letterman's "Bombshell"?

    10/02/2009 12:02:10 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies · 828+ views
    Just wonderin'.... He was on Letterman's show very recently....
  • CBS worker arrested in Letterman blackmail plot

    10/02/2009 8:54:34 AM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies · 1,154+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-2-09 | DAVID BAUDER
    A CBS News employee is accused of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman, forcing the late-night host to admit in an extraordinary monologue before millions of viewers that he had sexual relationships with female employees.
  • Michelle Malkin: David Letterman: Perv (6/12/2009)

    10/02/2009 7:32:37 AM PDT · by kellynla · 41 replies · 1,722+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | June 12, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    My syndicated column today fixes the spotlight on David “The Perv” Letterman’s contempt for women. Yesterday morning, I noted the silence of the feminists. Last night, NOW finally spoke up — but not without taking a holier-than-thou potshot of its own. I suggest they all review the Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse before wagging their tired old fingers again and lecturing us “inauthentic” women about not doing enough to combat sexism.
  • David Letterman's Shocking Office Sex Fiasco

    10/02/2009 6:19:01 AM PDT · by kellynla · 170 replies · 5,658+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/2/2009 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    David Letterman wasn't joking on the air during Thursday night's show. And his shocking revelation that he's had sex with female staff members threatens to change the late-night TV landscape. For starters, most viewers won't look at Letterman, who's 62, the same anymore. Sure, he's a sharp and witty guy; that's always been obvious. But having sex with younger female staff members, when he's their boss? And don't forget: He's often on the air boasting of his love for his wife and son. Ouch. Letterman's revelation came out because he was the target of an extortion attempt. In the end,...