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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-07-09 06:14 PM
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38. No, I wouldn't.
I would be calling for a boycott of the Letterman show if he had acted like Bill O-liely and HIS actual sexual harassment case that he paid to hush up.

I haven't defended John Edwards one little bit, not one post, even though I liked his politics.

Not because he had an affair while married.

Not because he had an affair with a campaign worker.

But because he lied about it and tried to cover it up, and used campaign money to do so. Used his friends to do so. And, for all I know, is still lying about it.

But Letterman is an adult, his employees were all adults. There isn't even a whiff that he forced himself on any of them. And, so far as I know, the affairs that he had were when he was single. Not that I would care if he is married. Those are all issues for him, his girlfriends, and his wife.

BTW, since college and his first serious girlfriend... ALL of his relationships have been with staff members, including one with his head comedy writer and another with his now current wife. Where was all the outrage THEN about his dating behavior? It was well known and documented.
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  -NOW: "calls on CBS to recognize that Letterman's behavior creates a toxic environment " joeycola  Oct-07-09 04:26 PM   #0 
  - Agreed - I don't mind him sexing around, but I *DO* mind that he did it from a position of power.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-07-09 04:28 PM   #1 
  - Even Bill Maher, who is known for a certain amount of womanizing,  Cleita   Oct-07-09 04:35 PM   #7 
  - Funny, you don't see this kind of "understanding" when it's someone whose ideology you don't share.  timeforpeace   Oct-07-09 05:55 PM   #36 
  - It has nothing to do with what I see. I'm only repeating what  Cleita   Oct-07-09 06:21 PM   #40 
  - yes, I know folks how have worked with Maher and he does  katty   Oct-08-09 04:28 PM   #67 
  - There have been no complaints fom any of the women that worked with him  notadmblnd   Oct-07-09 04:38 PM   # 
  - I imagine because they got nice perks for the sex -  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-07-09 04:42 PM   #18 
  - people screw around with each other all the time at work  notadmblnd   Oct-07-09 07:38 PM   #47 
     - It's not an issue of puritanical hypocrisy or puritanism at all - it's an issue of power abuse  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-07-09 07:54 PM   #48 
        - we don't know if that was the case  notadmblnd   Oct-07-09 09:58 PM   #53 
           - I'm not talking this specific case -  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-07-09 11:26 PM   #56 
           - I'm not talking this specific case - I'm talking about workplace practice in general  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-08-09 11:23 AM   #64 
              - Damn - didn't realize that first response was also from me  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-08-09 11:26 AM   #65 
  - And, what might happen if the women did complain . . .? Duh???  defendandprotect   Oct-07-09 05:16 PM   #27 
  - never thought I would see the day something like that was posted here.  timeforpeace   Oct-07-09 05:45 PM   #34 
  - I did turn off the channel.  emilyg   Oct-08-09 07:01 PM   #68 
  - Unethical, but so far, not illegal  Warpy   Oct-07-09 04:41 PM   #17 
  - And how do they know that the relationship WASN'T consensual?  rocktivity   Oct-07-09 04:29 PM   #2 
  - Doesn't matter, NOW says he's guilty. Case closed.  tridim   Oct-07-09 04:31 PM   #3 
  - They said no such thing.  joeycola   Oct-07-09 04:36 PM   #9 
  - it's nothing to do with consent  Skittles   Oct-07-09 04:34 PM   #6 
  - Sorry Skittles, But you made me giggle.Are you saying if he wasn't selectively  saracat   Oct-07-09 05:00 PM   #24 
     - well, we'll never know what really happened  Skittles   Oct-07-09 05:30 PM   #29 
        - I would agree in general except inmy own case LOL!  saracat   Oct-07-09 05:43 PM   #33 
  - Depends on how many parties are consenting, when it comes to workplace sex  customerserviceguy   Oct-07-09 04:36 PM   #10 
  - CUSTOMERSERVICEGUY GETS IT  Skittles   Oct-07-09 04:37 PM   #11 
     - Yes, but not at work!  customerserviceguy   Oct-07-09 04:55 PM   #22 
  - If that was the situation, he should have removed the woman from his  Cleita   Oct-07-09 04:38 PM   #14 
     - Hey, Steph is now a successful lawyer who speaks glowingly and fondly of Dave.  saracat   Oct-07-09 05:05 PM   #26 
     - It's very tricky and sometimes it works out but it's still not right anymore  Cleita   Oct-07-09 06:26 PM   #42 
        - Ahem. My husband was the one that was going to quit. I didn't threaten him  saracat   Oct-08-09 12:18 AM   #58 
     - I'm sure that what he WOULD have done  rocktivity   Oct-07-09 05:24 PM   #28 
     - Women "boink the boss" for all kind of reasons.  Demoiselle   Oct-07-09 05:40 PM   #32 
     - Look, I worked for a company in the past that did business with David Letterman and  Cleita   Oct-07-09 06:30 PM   #45 
     - Sorry, Cleita, but that's NOT why Clinton got in trouble with Monica Lewinsky.  bertman   Oct-07-09 11:25 PM   #55 
     - Okay let's talk about the Kennedys. They all got away with a lot of  Cleita   Oct-08-09 01:39 AM   #60 
        - The times were different when the Kennedy's were in office. Ted's tragic stupidity  bertman   Oct-08-09 09:04 AM   #62 
     - They didn't get the same attention because they weren't President and because the Democrats  saracat   Oct-08-09 12:21 AM   #59 
     - Demoiselle, you expressed it very neatly. Thank you.  bertman   Oct-07-09 11:21 PM   #54 
     - I boinked my boss cause I liked it!  DoctorMyEyes   Oct-07-09 06:54 PM   #46 
        - So would you have if he were the mail room guy?  Cleita   Oct-07-09 08:44 PM   #51 
           - abso-freakin-lutely!  DoctorMyEyes   Oct-08-09 11:17 PM   #70 
  - Gotta get that money any way they can  sandnsea   Oct-07-09 04:33 PM   #4 
  - Maybe those women wanted to have sex with him, being adults and all  cliffordu   Oct-07-09 04:34 PM   #5 
  - HELLO  Skittles   Oct-07-09 04:36 PM   #8 
  - Are you kidding? Having sex with someone you work with does not make the  xultar   Oct-07-09 04:46 PM   #20 
  - it's not good when a boss is fucking some of the employees  Skittles   Oct-07-09 05:32 PM   #30 
  - Anyone that knows Dave's history  lapfog_1   Oct-07-09 04:55 PM   #23 
  - When I worked in restaurants I had sex all over the place with other members  cliffordu   Oct-08-09 07:51 PM   #69 
  - You missed the point.  joeycola   Oct-07-09 04:37 PM   #12 
     - Probably. I often do.  cliffordu   Oct-07-09 06:07 PM   #37 
     - Oh please tell us what the "point" is...  lapfog_1   Oct-07-09 06:29 PM   #44 
  - Glad I haven't sent in my renewal yet  Mabus   Oct-07-09 04:38 PM   #13 
  - 99 % sure of that last observation.  lapfog_1   Oct-07-09 05:00 PM   #25 
     - Where was this outraged guy when Mel Gibson called a female officer "Sugartits"?  Mabus   Oct-07-09 07:56 PM   #49 
  - Did NOW see the chemistry between Dave and Stephanie? She obviously liked him.  rudy23   Oct-07-09 04:39 PM   #15 
  - I was always pretty sure that he was having affairs  lapfog_1   Oct-07-09 06:22 PM   #41 
  - NOW doesn't know the specifics and neither do we  Ineeda   Oct-07-09 04:40 PM   #16 
  - NOW is stupid. The only time I have to scope for men is in the office.  xultar   Oct-07-09 04:45 PM   #19 
  - Hmmm...  lapfog_1   Oct-07-09 04:48 PM   #21 
  - NOW was among several feminist organizations that kept silent during Lewinsky affair  IndianaGreen   Oct-07-09 05:36 PM   #31 
  - Hey hypocrites, they are his employees. You're defending him because you like his politics. That's  timeforpeace   Oct-07-09 05:49 PM   #35 
  - No, I wouldn't.  lapfog_1   Oct-07-09 06:14 PM   #38 
  - Come back to us once you find out the elements of sexual harassment  IndianaGreen   Oct-07-09 06:21 PM   #39 
     - I was married to a former student.  lapfog_1   Oct-07-09 06:27 PM   #43 
  - Oh shut the fuck up NOW, you're barking up the wrong tree  sasquatch   Oct-07-09 08:37 PM   #50 
  - I think NOW is off base here  supernova   Oct-07-09 09:08 PM   #52 
  - Not condoning this, but there is more danger of becoming a society that controls and judges every  Go2Peace   Oct-08-09 12:15 AM   #57 
  - will be interesting to see what court cases come out of this, if any make it out of settlement  tomm2thumbs   Oct-08-09 02:03 AM   #61 
  - Have you ever been around a Celebrity?  Daveparts still   Oct-08-09 09:43 AM   #63 
  - I used to have a female boss who most people...  brendan120678   Oct-08-09 01:53 PM   #66 

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