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October 07, 2009
David Letterman, part 2
Continuing to show the rest of us what to do when we screw up, David Letterman spent 3 minutes and 20 seconds apologizing on last night's show after revealing last week he'd been part of an extortion plot.
The alleged plot was based on Letterman's relationships with women on his staff.
With a bit of humor and obvious emotion, Letterman is forthright and honest. He states the obvious without going into maudlin detail.
It's all forthright authenticity any company or person can learn from, even if you consider what Letterman did to be a sign of poor judgment.
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We all make mistakes. It's probably better to tackle it head on like this than have other people tackle it for you.
Luke -- Well said! Doesn't mean people aren't tackling Letterman for it, but no one can accuse him of not telling the truth.
"Even if"??? Wow, what a statement on our culture and the power of celebrity to assuage what would be unconscionable behavior in any other setting. He may have handled the extortion well but--really--a cheater is a cheater.
ever worked in an environment where an employee is having a consentual sexual relationship with the boss? At best, it's a distraction; at worst, it's a source of resentment and discomfort for everyone else. Whether the two parties are married and committing adultery or not, this is about the abuse of power and the atmosphere created for the rest of the staff.
I applaud Dave for being forthright and honest and agree that he spared himself a much worse public reaction. But let's not kid ourselves that this is just about a cheater owning up to his mistakes & we can all move on now.
While his irresponsible behavior which brought him into this situation is not justifiable, his forthrightness really is a breath of fresh air. I really wish that everyone caught in a sex scandal would be so honest with themselves and with the people they lead. I lose a lot of respect for people who try to cloud the issues with lies, denials, disinformation and perjury.