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Some things you just don't joke about.

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Visitor Comments: 37

(37) Iris, December 9, 2009 5:14 PM

He did not joke about his infidelity

I saw the Letterman show the night he confessed to his infidelity. He was NOT joking about it. He was exposing the fact that he was being blackmailed by someone because of his infidelity. He joked about that person's attempt to blackmail him. He was apologetic to his wife and child, something he need not do publically, since it is a personal matter. Rabbi Salomon, you really should be more careful in how you present this matter. You messed up.

(36) Regan MacBannon, October 27, 2009 6:01 AM

The Rabbi is Right

While Mr. Letterman may wish to be known as a joker, his son won't laugh when he learns how flip Mr. Letterman was to him and his mother. This genre of immorality towards our own children is what costs parents the respect and trust of their children and Letterman is not excempt..

(35) Daniel, October 25, 2009 10:55 AM

Judging in public

Is this a public judging to Mr. Letterman´s attitude? Shouldn´t we help Mr. Letterman and understand he is in a difficult moment of his life, and maybe he does not know what and how to do it?

(34) Steve, October 24, 2009 10:48 PM

Completely Agree

I completely agree, Rabbi! I really don't understand how the media has given David Letterman such a free ride on this issue. Everyone seems to have forgotten that the guy cheated (or so it appears - the details aren't clear) - and now has turned it into a big joke as a means of defusing the public relations fallout!

(33) Ginny, October 22, 2009 7:49 PM

While I agree that it is not a good idea to joke about his infidelity, I disagree that it is okay to joke about someone else's infidelity as well. If we agree that infidelity is something that we are against, then we should be serious about it for everyone.

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