David Letterman teaches us how to handle our problems

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  1. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Full story here: Letterman reveals affairs with staff, extortion attempt - CNN.com

    Also, Letterman sent the guy a fake check and that's how they nabbed him.

    His actions are not the most morally sound, but I think he's handling this in a way almost nobody even moderately famous has before. He's being up front, honest, saying "this is what I did, now let's move on." I think a lot of Hollywood and many politicians could learn from this.

  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Not to mention having a sense of humor about it. I like how he sent them a fake check. Owned. :lol:
  3. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

    Well, the point of the fake cheque wasn't just for humour sakes I think. That's a normal tactic for catching extortionists. When they come to make the pickup, it lets the cops know who it is, and then they can nab him.
  4. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Doesn't change the fact that it's hilarious. :lol:

    I just really like the way he handled this and I think people should take notice, politicians especially.
  5. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I also like the way he handled this, he took care of this "problem" the right way and I'm glad that he was up front and honest about the whole ordeal. I also found it funny that it was a fake cheque.
  6. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

    Yah, I have to say, he did handle it much better than I've seen other celebrities handle drama. It hurts your career a lot less when you're just honest about it, and don't try to hide it. Also, there's no way for the tabloids to twist it around either, since he came right out lol.
  7. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    The only good thing that can come from this is that by the end of the work week no one will even care about it anymore, and we'll just move right past that.
  8. SmilinSilhouette

    SmilinSilhouette Registered Member

    Look how easy it is to totally deflect the real issue, sexual harassment. If this was the CEO of your company would this type of behavior be tolerated? How about if it was someone that you don't like, maybe Rush or Glen Beck? Would their misdeeds be so easily forgiven? I sincerely doubt it. I have seen statements by the defendant's attorney and I will be interested it seeing the other side of this case.
  9. AngelsPeak

    AngelsPeak Wanna play?

    Yep, as long as he's making a joke about it, it's ok. Extramarital affair? No biggie, it's all in good fun right?
    It doesnt' sound as though this was a one time mistake, he did it more than once.
    He's only being "honest" because he's caught.
  10. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Except you're missing one glaring problem: it's not sexual harassment.

    It's also not rape, it was consensual sex. Thus, there is no further issue. Don't be a victim and mention hypothetical victims like Glen "everything is rape" Beck and Rush. Don't turn this into a partisan issue, please. That just makes it annoying to discuss. Besides, the reason I call Letterman a good example is because unlike everyone else who has to deal with this sort of thing and face up to their own issues, Letterman was classy and honest. He didn't start a PR campaign against the individuals, he didn't get pissy, mock the guy or anything else like that. He let the cops do their work, showed up in court and explained himself to his fans and viewers.

    He then came out on yesterday's show and apologized to his wife.

    Letterman apologizes to wife on Monday night's show - CNN.com
    This is why society shuts up about its problems. Even when someone fesses up and admits their faults, we still mock them. We ridicule and lambaste them just because they did it in the first place. Yet, statistics tell us that cheaters are everywhere, that criminality is everywhere. People fuck up all the time and hide it. No one on this Earth can turn around and say, "I handle all my problems" because we're all guilty of trying to hide at least one thing from one person in our past. It's part of growing up and learning how to cope.

    I never said I thought what Letterman did was right nor did I condone it, I'm merely saying that his handling of the situation is far better than what almost any other person who has gone through it has.

    Also, if you've been paying attention to the story, he's not "making a joke of it". He's not claiming it's "no biggie." He got pretty emotional on last night's show for a few minutes and maturely enough, moved on. It's why he came straight out and admitted it last week, so that it wouldn't be dragged out for months and he wouldn't have to stutter step around his words like so many politicians and other celebrities do.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009

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