Ken has been doing a great job pointing out the awful support for Roman Polanski. Last night, in a bizarre scene, David Letterman entered into a similar (although far tamer) territory. What struck me about the whole thing was how bizarre it was that Dave joked about the entire situation. It was jarring. He veered back and forth between extortion and protecting his family and nonchalantly mentioning that he has had affairs with women where he is the boss.
I certainly don't equate the two situations, but I think the response to both is telling. As I watch the strange confession of Letterman, the crowd cheers and laughs. I'm not sure that's the appropriate response for stories about cheating on a marriage. And Dave definitely shows no remorse for the affairs.
I know I'm not as upset about the Letterman thing as I was by Polanski, but I am left cold by how he handled it, and by the response of the crowd. Did they turn on the applause sign during his confession?
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