David Letterman Affair Scandal Boosts Rating … Rewarding Bad Behavior & Hypocrisy


Affair scandal is suck a ratings winner that maybe Letterman will make this a permanent piece on the show like the Top 10 List. Maybe he can call it “Stupid Dave getting Tricks”.


Hmm, how can I turn this affair into a ratings grabber?

The Letterman apology for his cheating ways with having affairs with staffers of The David Letterman Show have boosted his ratings. How sad that Letterman be rewarded for bad behavior and embarrassing his wife.

His apologies meant another big night in the ratings. The Nielsen Co.’s overnight measurement of the nation’s 56 biggest markets netted Letterman’s “Late Show” a 4.2 rating – higher than anything rival NBC had in prime-time.

Nielsen didn’t immediately have an estimate of the size of Letterman’s audience. The overnight rating was slightly less than Thursday’s show, when 5.8 million people watched Letterman say he had been the victim of a $2 million blackmail threat that led him to reveal he had sex with staff members.

ABC asks the question whether David Letterman’s apology will work. Work how? It already has in the ratings and to those in TV land, what else matters? Letterman has been public about his being a “victim” in all this, but what about the staffers? And what about his wife!

David Letterman has straddled the line between remorse and humor ever since he revealed that he was the victim of an alleged extortion plot by a CBS News employee who threatened to expose his sexual affairs with staff members.

Fellow comedians say he has struck the right balance.

Actually, what about his wife! What balance has he struck, making fun of an affair because he has ridiculed others for the same indiscretion? Why make such a person thing public if it wasn’t for ratings? To continually make mock of his cheating ways as some type of a Letterman skit might seem amusing to the audience and a ratings grabber, but what does the wife think behind the scenes to constantly have this put out there?

On Monday night’s show, Letterman opened with a reference to South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, whose own extramarital affair made him a previous Letterman target.

“I mean, I’ll be honest with you folks — right now, I would give anything to be hiking on the Appalachian Trail,” he joked about Sanford’s infamous phony alibi.

“I got into the car this morning,” he added, “and the navigation lady wasn’t speaking to me. Ouch.”

The entire matter just proves that Letterman is a hypocrite. By making fun of himself that is supposed to justify him making mock of others in the past and into the future. His fellow comedians and Libs come to his defense and state that he has acted superbly. I wonder if they would feel the same way if it were a conservative Republican caught is an affair? I think we already know the answer.

The libs at the Washington Post are already saying that Letterman should not be put on the same level as a cleric or a Congressman. Really? No one is saying that clerics or politicians should not be held accountable, but why is Letterman off limits? It’s ok to make fun of others as a bit of comedy to millions of TV on-lookers but when it’s Letterman’s turn to face the affair music, it’s some how different? Why? Letterman does not stand above anyone. He cheated like the rest of them and now makes light of it for ratings.

One of many sad things about recent stanzas in the ballad of David Letterman is that now, in all media, Dave will be lumped in with other sexually misbehaving celebrities, even though he stands head and heart above most of them.

Is this the same reason why Roman Polanski is defended by the same people and that what he did was really not rape, rape. As News Busters writes, “does Shales think clowns and jesters should be free of the charge of hypocrisy?”

The end result is most people would say that this is a private matter and they needed to discuss it with their wife, doctor and clergy to privately deal with a break in the vow of trust. The David Letterman affair is no joke.  

The hypocrisy is off the charts on this one. Let alone the long discussion that there has been since the early 80’s of sex in the workplace and inappropriate behavior. In a Fortune 500 company this would have got Dave a call into HR. However, on TV it just gets him ratings.

Why would Letterman be discussing with his audience the affair as if it was a low rent joke. But in the end, it seems to be all for ratings and Letterman has become over the years just that, a low rent joke.

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  • Comments

    20 Responses to “David Letterman Affair Scandal Boosts Rating … Rewarding Bad Behavior & Hypocrisy”

    1. david r on October 7th, 2009 11:46 am

      i can’t remember Steve Allen, or Jack Paar, or Johnny Carson, or Jay Leno ever having to do anything like this. I guess Letterman is not in their league as far as honor is concerned. This is simple sexual harassment. Of course these young women were willing to a degree. (It was probably “consentual” to a degree but most likely “unwanted.”) He was in a position to make their careers. He is no better than the Hollywood producers with their casting couches. Even worse in my books, because he makes a living ridiculing people for the very same behavior.

    2. rightknight on October 7th, 2009 12:36 pm

      Common low-life jester in a very very expensive suit.

    3. Jayne on October 7th, 2009 12:52 pm

      DL was also in a long term relationship without commiment. Did these young women actually beleive he would treat them any better? He used women and where are the feminazi’s?

    4. Al on October 7th, 2009 3:22 pm

      it is what it is…don’t like it?…don’t watch.Just spare me this holier than thou attitude

    5. katablog.com on October 7th, 2009 5:50 pm

      The increase in ratings, laughing at DL making jokes about abusing women and comments like #4 just show how low our society can do.

    6. NewGirlBoston on October 7th, 2009 6:32 pm

      #4- Al—-”Holier” than thou? It has nothing to do with being holy, you Idiot. Get a grip, you are missing the whole point of the article. Spare us your point of view since obviously- you seem to think that cheating on a Spouse is acceptable. This just translates into people like you and Mr. Letterman who exhibit no personal morals and are also hypocrites when YOU JUDGE AND MOCK OTHER PEOPLE FOR THEIR LIFESTYLE CHOICES? Who the hell are you?

      What’s ridiculous to me is that America tunes in for garbage like this… This is news and makes ratings? It’s been all over the headlines for the past week or so, so who needs to waste time watching Letterman’s show?

    7. R.L.Haley on October 7th, 2009 7:35 pm

      You know I dont care who he has consensual sex with And doing this the way he has just seems defeated.Almost like I screwed up and I dont care opps…hes not one of my heros just a dude that can hopefully entertain me when I cant sleep.

    8. Greg the Mongoose on October 7th, 2009 7:48 pm

      His ratings will sink in the next two weeks.

    9. Greg the Mongoose on October 7th, 2009 7:50 pm

      Like a wreck on the road most slow down to look.

    10. Al on October 8th, 2009 3:30 am

      Spare you my point of view because we only like 1 opinion here..Here is how it works…Red makes a post..The usual suspects come on here and all agree with each other and any opposing view or logical argument is shouted down and/or ridiculed/insulted like a bunch of 5th graders.

      IF YOU DON’T LIKE LETTERMAN THEN DON’T WATCH IT.I DON’T…….I have no personal morals and ethics now? Dr. NewGirl…..Thanks for the update (edit).
      SM: Hey Al, spare us your victimhood.

      This is why we love freedom of speech, because its a double edged sword that shows just how foolish some people truly are.

      I really don’t think we need you to explain how it works here. You can have an opinion, but you better be damn ready to defend it as well. That’s the way it works here. This is not Obamaland where the MSM runs cover and makes excuses for your socialist polices and screw ups. Sorry, go post on an uber-lib web sit if you want that BS.

      Just like a typical fool. Instead of giving your opinion, you bitch and moan about others opinions. Let me guess, you vote Democrat?

      Just provide your opinion and move on. No one forces you to come here either, but ya do … because ya love us, you need us. :)

      Here is an idea. If you do not like the way it works here … create your own blog. However, that may actually require work wouldn’t it rather than just complaining.

      What a typical troll. No point worth a damn and not really worth listening to so you attack others.

      Go run along and play …


    11. Buster on October 8th, 2009 5:10 am

      lower than a snake belly in a wagon rut !!!

    12. Scott on October 8th, 2009 9:06 am

      Red – all these lower than scum liberals are Scared Monkeys MARKS…end of story.

      They B&M because the truth is coming to light about their Great Black Hope; all his empty promises (FACT); driving the debt to record levels (FACT); going to raise taxes on families making lower than $250K (higher premiums will be passed down to individuals..FACT…Corporations do NOT pay taxes, individuals do…FACT); driven the unemployment rate to double digits when he promised his stimulus would create jobs (FACT)….

      SNL, as much as I hate that left leaning elitist POS broadcast company, has ended the honeymoon for Obama…..even Jon Stewart and little man Bill Maher is on the “great ones” a$$!

      You are all MARKS or you would not be on here day after day posting your same tired liberal/obama talking points. I’m sure you all have your little 3X5 cards mailed from the WH with your talking points, of non-facts and unexplainable logic….

    13. Buster on October 8th, 2009 9:36 am

      #12 take two aspirins and I will promise you your head will feel better in the morning

    14. Al on October 8th, 2009 9:38 am

      I do not vote actually because both parties are corrupt and cow tow to corp[orate interests.I am not a republican ditto head like you.Most of the people that post here are ignorant as hell.It is good for a laugh though.If not sure what to say…accuse them of being a librul leftist communist—weak,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.

    15. NewGirlBoston on October 8th, 2009 10:10 am

      #10- By the way, Smart Ass—My opinion is only my own. I’m not a Doctor, don’t always agree with Red on every article posted here and I don’t have to, either. Not a Republican Ditto head either, Sorry. This topic had NOTHING to do with politics. I assume you can read???

      You love coming here though, admit it. What you don’t like is to be called out on something you posted—What??—just because I didn’t agree with YOUR OPINION you got your boxers all in a knot, Al? Don’t judge me or anyone else, Al. We are all entitled to our own opinions and have a right to express them— that was my point!

      Grow up and get a life.

    16. Scott on October 8th, 2009 11:05 am

      Gee Al, you didn’t vote so you in reality to have a dog in this fight and should keep your fat trap shut! You might be in the form of one of the biggest cowards ever!

      Go back and re-read your posts to see who is and who isn’t ‘ignorant as hell’ LOL!

      What are you if you didn’t vote? I know Libertarians would not have you, you’re too stupid….Republicans are dancing in the streets not to have you…so that leaves only one putrid party or way of thinking….loser!

      You have not offered one piece of rebuttal information….tool!

    17. Jack Hammer on October 8th, 2009 11:55 am

      Al, you took the words right out of my mouth. Now wait until SUPER DAVE and Scott get on here and call you names and tell you about the oral relations you have had with the president. It is classic.

    18. Al on October 8th, 2009 2:36 pm

      This topic had nothing to do with politics until

      a)Red starting talking about Obamaland and the evil democrats

      b)Scott started talking about how evil and stupid the liberals are and how smart and righteous the republicans are…

      It always comes back to one being a stupid evil idiotic liberal if you dont agree with red and his lunacy….

    19. NewGirlBoston on October 8th, 2009 4:42 pm

      #17-Jack Hammer & #18- Al:

      Here is the question of the day for you 2 grown Men….. When are you BOTH going to start acting your age with something decent to contribute to a public blog instead of wasting space with all the finger pointing and BS? You come on here and call everyone WHO DOESN’T AGREE WITH YOUR VIEWS a Republican, a Racist, Conservative, Evil, Obama-Haters…blah blah blah and your critisize individuals, judge and generalize all over the place. Don’t recall anyone calling you evil so maybe you are the ones that are lunatics?

      Let us know when you do have something decent to contribute to any given topic instead of all the whining and name calling of which you both do plenty of yourselves.

      Please pass the Kleenex ! Waaaah Wahhhhh!

    20. Paul on October 9th, 2009 11:50 am

      Letterman is fine; he never was the “Family Values” type. Yes, he probably cheated on his girlfriend now wife. But at least he does go around claiming he is Mr. “Family Values” like some of our politicians/ preachers (can you just see the grin on all “Fake News” reporters/ commentators and the Palin fringe). This has been a tough summer, for Dave, for our economy but at least he did not end up on the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Sanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC).

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