Last night on his television show, David Letterman made history by confessing in the public square he had not been faithful to his son or the mother of his son.

Of course, the only reason Letterman was confessing his infidelity and dishonest ways last night was because he was being blackmailed to the tune of $2 million to keep his sins a secret.

Should we pity a man who led a life that can be blackmailed?


Can you be blackmailed if there is no guilty evidence against you?


Instead of laughing at David Letterman and respecting his fresh wish to “protect” the women he was sleeping with at work — we should instead damn his wicked ways and pity his child even as he loathes his new wife.

David Letterman deserves none of our sympathy and even less of our shared good graces.

David Letterman — in his silly and tantalizing confession for Nielsen ratings only — left no room for redemption or even a truthful or memeingful modicum of regret. 

We now plainly see him as the perpetual jester deceiver who has mocked for money and fame the very sort of behavior he admitted to committing last night — and there’s nothing funny or entertaining about a man who begs for mercy while providing none.


  1. I used to be a David Letterman fan but eventually lost interest — sad how he made such poor life choices and then pushed them in our faces.

  2. When I was young and stupid, Gordon, I also enjoyed watching David Letterman. Then I matured and grew up. He didn’t. I don’t understand the enjoyment of watching an old man act like a child. Live studio audiences used to reflect the nature of the nation. Today, live television audiences are filled with nothing but pre-placed sycophants.

  3. Today, live television audiences are filled with nothing but pre-placed sycophants.

    Could you elaborate on this, David?

  4. In many of these live shows, Gordon, priority seating for audience members go to VIPs and friends of the show. The very little room left goes to the “fanatical public” who line up in sycophant lines to wait their turn to pay homage to the entertainment Gods they adore. Who gets into a “live” show is closely monitored because the producers only want cheers and clapping and no boos and no real world people who seek the human freedom of pure, and real, expression.

  5. Wow, David — I had no idea that was the case. I thought live show tickets were all about calling a number or applying online — that’s how I have always gotten my tickets. I suppose now when I attend a show I will always wonder who is really there and who is just a plant!

  6. It is disappointing, Gordon, that most shows today with audiences are pre-loaded — “stacked” — with friends and associates and not real, genuine, people.

  7. I don’t remember watching any of the David Letterman show David, but what happens in the name of a reality show is mostly farce…and I really pity this guy who wanted to have his cake and eat it too.

  8. David Letterman has a daily late night comedy show, Katha. He pokes fun at politicians and celebrities and I guess now we see he has always been just as reprehensible in his behavior as those he mocked.

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