Monday, October 12, 2009


I've been watching the New York Times, whose reporting on David Letterman's sex scandal has bordered on the vicious, for a followup article documenting his affairs with subordinates. So far, nothing. While you can bet that the paper has tried to develop one, it may be having trouble persuading Letterman's apparently loyal and even affectionate employees to trash him.

Now Randy Cohen, a former Letterman writer who blogs on ethics for the Times, steps up to the plate with an article about whether Letterman gave his girlfriends special favors, such as putting them on TV. Cohen also makes this critical point:
[I]t is noteworthy that over 25 years, we know of no former girlfriend who has taken legal action against this very wealthy, very public figure.

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