Sneak preview: Audience gives Letterman 35-second ovation at tonight’s show

posted at 9:06 pm on October 5, 2009 by Allahpundit

Actually, it’s longer than that since the clip picks up mid-clap. But the guy deserves it. He, er, shtupped a bunch of his staffers, didn’t he? So, three cheers.

Sympathy is due him for being the victim of a crime, but of course he’s not the only victim here. Could we at least hold off on the “awwws”?

“Now the other thing is my wife, Regina. She has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it. And at that point, there’s only two things that can happen: Either you’re going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you’re going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed, so let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me.”

Another audience member said Letterman’s apology to his wife appeared to evoke sympathy from some in the crowd…

“That was very heartfelt, a lot of women in the crowd — I could hear them literally saying, ‘awww,’ that they felt for Dave and the dilemma he’s probably going through.”

For what it’s worth, i.e. probably not much, the lawyer for the accused blackmailer told the Times he has evidence of sexual harassment but that he won’t be producing it until trial. Which, in all likelihood, will never come.

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What a hero

ErinF on October 5, 2009 at 9:09 PM

He’s so brave for cheating on his wife.

ronsfi on October 5, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Is Bud Mellman still on show?

Shivas Irons on October 5, 2009 at 9:10 PM

OK. But what was the ovation for? Cheating on his wife? Shagging the hired help?

Labamigo on October 5, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Bill Clinton all over again.

bridgetown on October 5, 2009 at 9:10 PM

If he hadn’t been caught and called out on it, he would have been upstairs in the ‘secret bedroom’ an hour before the show.

Liberals are always sorry after they get caught.

Fraud.

tatersalad on October 5, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Well he`s a lefty. They don`t care about marital fidelity. So there`s no wrong doing here.

ThePrez on October 5, 2009 at 9:11 PM

… trial. Which, in all likelihood, will never come.

That’s where all the lawyers get involved and the word “blackmail” is replaced with “settlement.”

Ronnie on October 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Is Bud Mellman still on show?

Shivas Irons on October 5, 2009 at 9:10 PM

I hope not. He died 2 years ago.

Ronnie on October 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM

But he’s a good buddy with the president.

the_nile on October 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Liberals are always sorry after they get caught.

He doesn’t seem sorry to me. He’s going to make out big time. Increased ratings. Pay hike. Book deal.

ErinF on October 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM

“Now the other thing is my wife, Regina Bill Paxton ”

Ooffaahh.

bessex on October 5, 2009 at 9:13 PM

So this is felony sexual harassment, the boss boinking the underlings? And the libturds think it’s OK? Can we hear from the NAGs?

tarpon on October 5, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Sanford > Letterman… let’s see those love letters dave…

ninjapirate on October 5, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Thats because they found out he had a

‘Sex Bedroom’ on the side,ahem!

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:13 PM

The Awwwers were promptly given a guided tour of the “bunker” by Letterman himself…

darclon on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

A round of applause for the millionaire who cheated on his wife, embarrassed his family, slept with multiple staff members, and then had the man who tried to blackmail him swiftly arrested. We can all sympathize, can’t we?

amerpundit on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Sanford > Letterman… let’s see those love letters dave…

Sanford > Letterman > Ensign… let’s see what creepy things you’re talking about dave…

ninjapirate on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

I have no idea what shtupped means but I’m guessing it’s not good.

txag92 on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Rewarding degenerates.

JammieWearingFool on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

The type of stuff only emboldens the scum bags. I feel sorry for our wives, daughters , and sisters.

CWforFreedom on October 5, 2009 at 9:15 PM

I hope not. He died 2 years ago.

Ronnie on October 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM

LOL!

txag92 on October 5, 2009 at 9:15 PM

the dilemma he’s probably going through.

That’s just pitiful. So the whole world finds out about his perverted skanky sexually harassing “private life, business model”? Where’s the dilemma?

What set of difficult options is he facing?

Is he trying to decide whether or not to stop being a perv?

Is he trying to figure out exactly how far to own up to his skankiness, without getting himself into legal trouble?

Is he trying to figure out how to keep his soon-to-be-ex from nabbing whatever he might have banked in the last two decades?

Dilemmas, dilemmas….

notropis on October 5, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Pervs Pervs everywhere
And oh the broads did shriek

Pervs Pervs everywhere
And not a one thinks

Branch Rickey on October 5, 2009 at 9:15 PM

I have no idea what shtupped means but I’m guessing it’s not good.

txag92 on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

It was probably good for Dave. Not so much for his wife and family.

amerpundit on October 5, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Like I said before, this is like putting white paint on a fresh dog turd. Grant it, it will look all nice and clean on the outside, but inside it’s still stinking fecal matter.

Which means Letterman can put as much of a happy face spin on this as much as he wants and it is not going to change the fact that his reputation is now pretty much on the same level as that dog turd, with or without the white paint.

pilamaye on October 5, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Letterman is a twisted, depraved, washed-up has-been with the morals of an ally cat. He fits right in with the rest of the “progressives”.

gordo on October 5, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Somebody just left the applause light on too long.

Skywise on October 5, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Well, they’ve been cheated out of the opportunity to applaud Polanski, so maybe they’re just really lettin’ it out on Letterman.

misslizzi on October 5, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Why do ugly, horny politicians and comedians always seem to score with the babes in secret rooms and places??

tatersalad on October 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM

The Awwwers were promptly given a guided tour of the “bunker” by Letterman himself…

darclon on October 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM

darclon: A Dungeon comes to mind!ahem:)

Twisted and Sick,and it is more than just having a
hotel room,Letterman had his very own love nest!!

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM

One whole studio of people with defective moral compasses.

kingsjester on October 5, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Why do ugly, horny politicians and comedians always seem to score with the babes in secret rooms and places??

tatersalad on October 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Because babes wouldn’t be caught dead with them in public!

misslizzi on October 5, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Why do ugly, horny politicians and comedians always seem to score with the babes in secret rooms and places??

tatersalad on October 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM

tatersalad: Above the Law,good to be king!

Or sumpin like dat!:)

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:18 PM

He gets a standing ovation for admitting to sleeping with staffers only after someone tried to blackmail him? This country really has lost its way.

alwaysright43 on October 5, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Move over Clenis, the Lenis is in town!

I was expecting a Polanski-ish mea culpa:

“Everyone wants to f**k little girls…” etc., you know, just for laughs.

BobMbx on October 5, 2009 at 9:19 PM

A producer held up a sign and a preselected member of the audience shouted, “We love you Dave!”. The blinking, on-the-fritz applause sign also caused the cheers and clapping to ebb and flow.

Nothing, nothing is as it seems on these or any other “live” audience shows.

Rod on October 5, 2009 at 9:20 PM

No sympathy at all from me. The man is a used Kleenex.
Randy

williars on October 5, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Can’t watch. I won’t watch him at night–won’t watch him now. Piece of worthless sh*t-eating dirtbag son of a dog waste of airtime scumsucker…
There, I feel better now. *Flicks fingers off shoulder and walks away…*

lovingmyUSA on October 5, 2009 at 9:21 PM

What a sad sack…that’s Obamamerica summed up in a nutshell. A very ugly specimen and lefty women are feeling sorry for him…no wonder they hate men almost as much as they hate themselves.

AUINSC on October 5, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Time for another book,on Liberal Men who keep
Sex rooms on the side!

And the idiot wifes that still stay with their
perfervted Liberal men!
————————————————-

Ya know,ummmmmmmmmmm,if I remember right,goons in Iraq
before America Liberated that country,had,er was rumoured
to have ‘Sex Bedrooms’ as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jus sayin!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:23 PM

I have a feeling that the audience who applauded Letterman…

… can’t give a bowel movement for our soldiers fighting overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Seven Percent Solution on October 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Crapola,thats perverted,not perfervted,Ugharoo!

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM

We know one thing that WILL FLOAT.

Letterman’s lame excuses and fauxpologies.

For workplace sexual harassment and an atmosphere of intimidation, illegal favoritism and promotion partiality, and creating a toxic enviroment for the “unchosen” co-workers.

And Cue Paul the Gnome to play:

Sue, sue, sue-deeooo!

profitsbeard on October 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Exit question: Is New York City Gomorrah? Don’t look back.

faraway on October 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Letterman, his babes, his audience, and the lawyers deserve each other. Someone crashed airplanes into their city and the libtards still didn’t learn. Too bad they’re dragging the nation down with them.

Feedie on October 5, 2009 at 9:26 PM

that’s Obamamerica summed up in a nutshell.
AUINSC on October 5, 2009 at 9:22 PM

+73 1/2

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 5, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Good thing Roman Polanski wasn’t a guest that night. There wouldn’t have been time to do a show after all the applause.

Cicero43 on October 5, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Ummm, I told ya so.

BierManVA on October 5, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Can’t watch. I won’t watch him at night–won’t watch him now.

lovingmyUSA on October 5, 2009 at 9:21 PM

What normal human being can watch that show knowing what he was doing above his desk before and after his shows?

Not only that. The guy has millions and the best he can do is sh*t where he eats?

I also read somewhere that he spent a hell of a lot of time in that in that stupid theater. The guy just plain has no life.

misslizzi on October 5, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Question: How does Letterman park his car in an unsecured parking lot and leave it unlocked for someone to put a package in his car? What’s the deal?

d1carter on October 5, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Maybe he could double date with Levi?

PappyD61 on October 5, 2009 at 9:32 PM

I have absolutely no interest in this gas bag — unless he reads Jim Treacher’s top 10 list.

Terrie on October 5, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Why do ugly, horny politicians and comedians always seem to score with the babes in secret rooms and places??

tatersalad on October 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Cash transactions. I’m just guessing.

sherry on October 5, 2009 at 9:32 PM

I hope not. He died 2 years ago.

Ronnie on October 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Sort of my point, but now that I think further I wonder whether Bud ever visited “The Bunker”?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

Shivas Irons on October 5, 2009 at 9:35 PM

No means no unless no means yes he can.

Dhuka on October 5, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Why do ugly, horny politicians and comedians always seem to score with the babes in secret rooms and places??
tatersalad on October 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Money, power, tooth gap.

Feedie on October 5, 2009 at 9:37 PM

Top Ten Reasons Dave Letterman’s job will not be affected by schtupping his interns…

10. He’s a liberal
9. He’s an Obama-lover
8. He’s a Democrat
7. The leftist media wll give him a pass
6. The interns he schtupped will not come forward out of embarrassment for having sex with the old man
5. People don’t expect Letterman to have any scruples
4. He was apparently single for much of the time of the affairs
3. The girls have so far remained loyal to their former boss
2. It shows he may have better taste in women than was prevously thought

…and the number 1 reason Dave will get to keep his job…

1. It’s the entertainment industry…what did you expect? Morals?

ornery_independent on October 5, 2009 at 9:38 PM

From Letterman 1998:

Top Ten Questions Clinton Will Be Asked at His Sexual Harassment Deposition.”

10. “Would you please put your pants back on?”

9. “Why do you giggle when you hear the word subpoena?”

8. “Mr. President, could you put away the GameBoy?”

7. “Would you please take your hand off my thigh?”

6. “True or false: you own a pair of boxer shorts that read, ‘Home of the Washington Monument.’”

5. “Could you repeat that when you finish chewing?”

4. “Explain this” (Video tape of Bill & Hillary dancing in their swimming suits)

3. “What exactly is ‘Pants Force One?’”

2. “Can you explain this room service charge for three gallons of mayonnaise?”

1. “Did somebody say McDonald’s?”

faraway on October 5, 2009 at 9:38 PM

LIbs simply live in an alternate universe. Nuff said.

Mojave Mark on October 5, 2009 at 9:39 PM

NOW has completely proved that they are worthless to stand for women.

But then again, we all really knew they were never really for women anyway.

ms on October 5, 2009 at 9:39 PM

I have a feeling that the audience who applauded Letterman…

… can’t give a bowel movement for our soldiers fighting overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Seven Percent Solution on October 5, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Seven Percent Solution: Or a Rats *ss! I think the Libs
are ignoring Iraq and Afghanistan
in hopes it just go’s away!:)

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:41 PM

From Letterman April 26, 2005:

Top Ten Signs You’ve Hired A Bad Secretary

10. Files all documents under “D” for “Document”.

9. Types 60 words a week.

8. Autopsies on her last 5 bosses show lethal amounts of wite-out.

7. “Flu attacks” suspiciously coincide with Yankees home day games.

6. Wears inappropriately short skirts, no matter how many times you tell him not to.

5. Will only dispense “petty cash” to Tom Petty or one of the Heartbreakers.

4. Instead of chatting by water cooler, goes 30 miles away to chat by reservoir.

3. You asked if anyone called–he said, “I’m not here to talk about the past, I’m here to talk about the present.”

2. Every night tries to fax self home.

1. Filed a sexual harassment lawsuit because you asked her to take dictation.

faraway on October 5, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Farve

Spathi on October 5, 2009 at 9:45 PM

The Dave clappers are kinda like Obama voters: they either have to clap, or admit to themselves what damn fools they were for standing in line to get “Late Show” tickets. It’s easier on the ego to clap…and clap…and clap.

Rational Thought on October 5, 2009 at 9:46 PM

So, do women actually find Dave attractive, or is this another pure turned-on-by-power/fame thing?

Count to 10 on October 5, 2009 at 9:46 PM

35 seconds? Child’s play. I bet Polanski could get a good 2 minutes.

Erich66 on October 5, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Sort of my point, but now that I think further I wonder whether Bud ever visited “The Bunker”?

Shivas Irons on October 5, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Possibly. Larry “Bunker” Melman would have been too obvious perhaps.

misslizzi on October 5, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Narcissistic supply.

Jim Treacher on October 5, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Disgusting all of it

gophergirl on October 5, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Heres an interview bewteen Cher and Letterman,and how
Cher treats lettermans pervertness!!

Part 1/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBgDHhmSrAo&feature=related

Part/2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Q0M6mmYX4&feature=related

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:51 PM

It is disgusting, but seriously you guys cannot figure out why they are applauding? He came out and is doing his show and isn’t hiding like most would.

thphilli on October 5, 2009 at 9:52 PM

gophergirl on October 5, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Yikes! With a handle like yours, you better steer clear of the Ed Sullivan Theater!

misslizzi on October 5, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Ya know,ummmmmmmmmmm,if I remember right,goons in Iraq
before America Liberated that country,had,er was rumoured
to have ‘Sex Bedrooms’ as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jus sayin!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:23 PM

One of the Bad Boys of Hussien had photos of the Bush girls on his wall. If nothing else…..he had good taste.

BobMbx on October 5, 2009 at 9:53 PM

I haven’t seen his show since 1985 I’d guess.

Marcus on October 5, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Waiting for Bloomberg to have him prosecuted for sexual harrassment as fully as he had Burress for gun laws.

I’ll be holding my breath starting……..NOW!

TugboatPhil on October 5, 2009 at 9:54 PM

It is disgusting, but seriously you guys cannot figure out why they are applauding? He came out and is doing his show and isn’t hiding like most would.

thphilli on October 5, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Weren’t you the one telling Palin to shut up and go hide when she called Letterman out on his bullsh*t about that Yankee raping her daughter?

Why yes. Yes you are.

hypocrite.

portlandon on October 5, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Sodom and Gomorrah

TheBigOldDog on October 5, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Ya know,ummmmmmmmmmm,if I remember right,goons in Iraq
before America Liberated that country,had,er was rumoured
to have ‘Sex Bedrooms’ as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jus sayin!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:23 PM
One of the Bad Boys of Hussien had photos of the Bush girls on his wall. If nothing else…..he had good taste.

BobMbx on October 5, 2009 at 9:53 PM

BobMbx: Well,it least Saddom`s sons met the end of a 25mm.
gun from a Bradley fighting vechicle parked outside
their house,as it was being sliced/diced with a nas
ty rain of death!!:)

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 10:01 PM

thphilli on October 5, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Yes, that must be exactly why they’re applauding.
Brainless turds are such fans of courage, dontcha know.

massrighty on October 5, 2009 at 10:01 PM

No matter how they spin him, he is still like the white on top of chicken s**t, looks all clean and nice but it is still s**t.

bluemarlin on October 5, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Ignorance may be bliss, but having no standards has to be high up there too.

javamartini on October 5, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Wow. We really have the hit the bottom as a society.

Connie on October 5, 2009 at 10:07 PM

It is disgusting, but seriously you guys cannot figure out why they are applauding? He came out and is doing his show and isn’t hiding like most would.

thphilli on October 5, 2009 at 9:52 PM

You sound as if you honestly believe that had the extortion never occurred, he’d have come out with all of this? LOL!!! That’s rich!

D2Boston on October 5, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Glad to see the Howard Stern/Bill Clinton ethics of the ’90s is still with us.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 5, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Let’s keep in mind that Letterman’s audience in 2009 is self-selecting. Conservatives go out of their way to avoid watching on TV; they’re certainly not going to go see his show in person. He’s being applauded by True Believers.

The Lone Platypus on October 5, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Still struggling to see how this is a story worthy of Hot Air.

Leftist comedian plays around. Hmmmmmm….

Someone want to help me out here?

Anders on October 5, 2009 at 10:10 PM

They are trying to set a new tolerance for being a skumbag.
Thats all it is.

They won’t or can’t live clean lives, so we are to accept
the behavior they dont wish to stop. Smoke your dope. Cheat on your spouse. keep it away from me and my family please thank you.

johnnyU on October 5, 2009 at 10:11 PM

He came out and is doing his show and isn’t hiding like most would.

thphilli on October 5, 2009 at 9:52 PM

After years and years of hiding it, of course.

Ronnie on October 5, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Let me just take this Teachable Moment and reflect upon the sick, twisted and ultimately destructive life of Edward Teddy The Swimming Misogynist Kennedy.

This sickening display by the immoral, dysfuntional celebrity-worshipping drones of the live television studio culture reminds us that not only was Judge Bork correct, he was significantly understating the slide of our culture into the single-cell primordial ooze from which Allah would have us believe we once crawled. Sliding toward Gomorrah? No. We are there. There is a huge, solid gold sculpture of a bull somewhere – but it was stolen.

Teddy the Swimmer – agent of Mephistopheles – shouted down Judge Bork, and Borked America back into the muck, lest we stop the slide. And here on this video, we see one of the results. Look closely — see the green slime in their hair?

They have the intelligence of sheep.

Jaibones on October 5, 2009 at 10:12 PM

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 9:51 PM

That was LOL great!

lovingmyUSA on October 5, 2009 at 10:12 PM

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman…”

Awww…

The Ugly American on October 5, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Someone want to help me out here?

Anders on October 5, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Take the blue pill…

lovingmyUSA on October 5, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Two Americas as proclaimed by John ‘Silky’ Edwards,

1/ The Liberal America that they claim is victimized!

2/ The second America is being victimized at will by
Liberals!!

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Funny the Prez was just a guest on the show, then this comes out. I don;t watch either when they are on. The Prez for one thing just talks. Doesnt matter what he says. It means nothing. Letterman only repeats what the writers write, with a side order of sleaze.

johnnyU on October 5, 2009 at 10:16 PM

Take the blue pill…

lovingmyUSA on October 5, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Check your meds.

Talk show host, leftist water carrier, screws around. So what?

That is what passes for news? There are rather more serious issues to deal with than this kind of celebrity-obsessed BS.

Anders on October 5, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Question: How does Letterman park his car in an unsecured parking lot and leave it unlocked for someone to put a package in his car? What’s the deal?

As I understood it, Dave’s driver was sitting in the car waiting (you don’t think Lord Letterman drives himself, do you?), and Halderman allegedly went over and handed the guy the package. Remember, he works for CBS and had been shacked up with one of Dave’s ex-lovers, so it’s not a stretch that he knew where to go and what to do to make sure Dave got the package.

The Ed Sullivan theater has a garage space, which is accessed via a regular industrial garage door on West 53rd. A lot of Letterman staffers hang out there to smoke and stuff. My guess is he just showed his CBS ID card and said to someone, “I gotta get this to Dave, where’s his driver?”

The Lone Platypus on October 5, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Actually, it is a pretty amazing display of courage for someone who in his entire almost 60 years of life has shown himself to be a snarky, skanky, spineless toady of the Democratic Party Establishment, content to pick only the lowest-hanging of comedic fruits — one would assume because he lacks the backbone required to stand up.

For those of us for whom taking responsibility for our actions, and behaving as best we can in an honorable fashion, is an every day occurrence, it may be hard to notice Letterman’s extreme bravery.

For his studio audience, it was not.

notropis on October 5, 2009 at 10:21 PM

canopfor on October 5, 2009 at 10:01 PM

IIRC, it was a TOW. 2 of ‘em. Had to penetrate the interior bunker. The small arms weren’t gettin’ it.

BobMbx on October 5, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Letterman’s audience is every bit as depraved as he it.

Dave R. on October 5, 2009 at 10:22 PM

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