After reading Ed Attanasio's editorial on the Letterman sex scandal, I felt is was my duty, and right, to express an opposing opinion.
Letterman is refered to as S-C-U-M. In the headline. Scum? WHY?
Is consentual sex between co-workers NEW news?
Have any of the women Letterman has admitted to having had sexual relationships with previously filed suit against him for sexual harrassment or rape?
Have there been any reports of his wife of six months filing for separation or divorce due to this 'breaking news' and ratings initiated media scandal?
Only ONE 'victim' of this "SCUM", has been publically revealed - Stephanie. During another sexual liason with an influential man employed by the network (never mind that HER morals and motives have not been questioned) confided, I assume, in confidence, of her trist with Letterman. This man chose to not only betray her trust, but used this information in an attempt to extort two million dollars from Letterman.
Letterman contacted law enforcement, which designed a "sting" operation, requiring that he meet with this man on three different occasions. Said man was subsequently arrested and charged with numerous illegal activities, and now faces up to fifteen years in prison.
There is a "SCUM" in this story, to be sure, but, in my opinion, it is not Letterman.