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Annie Stamell

Annie Stamell

Posted: October 8, 2009 04:52 PM

Enough With the David Letterman Hoopla Already!

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Okay. Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, please! Enough with this David Letterman hoopla already! You know something? I DON'T CARE! I don't. In fact, I don't even want to know about Dave's indiscretions, just like I didn't want to know about John Edwards' (I still can't believe that dude thought he could be president), or Bill Clinton's, or about that time when Billy Crudup left pregnant Mary Louise Parker for Claire Danes. And I really, really don't want to hear another word about this Jon Gosselin character or if he's back together with the nanny after his fling with the reporter from OK!, okay?

I realize that public figures in the public eye must open their lives to public scrutiny. Tabloid magazines need to sell, and I certainly respect that (hey, I spent a summer interning at Us Weekly myself), however I'm sick of the constant judgment. People make mistakes! I've made more than my fair share. Spoiler alert: we're human. Don't judge Letterman for his mistakes as a man. If he flubs up on the show, then we can judge him. His job is to be the most entertaining late night host there is, and as far as I'm concerned, he's still got 'em all beat (with Conan and Craig trailing close behind). Clinton's job title was President of the United States, not Top Married Dude of the United States. And yes, I'm in a Facebook group called "Bill Clinton is and Always Will Be My President" (pre-Obama, mind you), and I still think Billy Crudup is really, really good looking, and I'd like to applaud John Edwards on his perfectly coiffed 'do (how does he do it!?! And also, really, president!?!), because at the end of the day, I don't want to know about these people and the mistakes they make. If those mistakes aren't impacting my life in a direct and detrimental manner then I don't need to hear about them. I'd rather watch the new episode of Stargate Universe (I watched it last night, and it's surprisingly good!).

About Roman Polanski, however, I'd rather just stay out of that one entirely. Actually, why not, really ... he raped a 13 year old. REALLY?

I'll repeat: Stargate Universe anyone?

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