Dave & The Laydeez
We haven’t been a regular Letterman watcher since the early days of the CBS show — his best moments were on NBC, and even those started to, er, peter out near the end.
So we don’t really have a take on his admission — in the face of a $2 milliion extortion attempt — that he had a self-described “creepy” habit of diddling the staff. Some are comparing it to Monica Lewinsky, although Dave’s not the President of the United States (hell, he’s not even a senator), and there’s no indication yet that any of the women were interns. Others are saying that fucking the help is bad news, whatever the circumstance.
Looking for a compass, we thought we’d check in with Jezebel, which we haven’t visited since The Great Panty Raid of 2009. Sure enough, blogger Anna N. is in High Dudgeon over Letterman’s “Abuse of Power.” But the commenting Jezzies aren’t so sure — doesn’t this attitude just victimize women, who as adults are fully capable of making their own decisions?
All we know is this: As long as Colbert remains a good Catholic, we won’t have to deal with it. Although we’ll probably never look at Worldwide Pants the same way again.