The Letterman Standard

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, October 05, 2009

The Letterman Standard

October 6, 2009

You're waiting for me to comment on the David Letterman mess, aren't you? OK. What did we expect from people who live by no moral compass other than the one they design for themselves? This compass points whichever way the winds blow and directs people to destinies that will make them happy for the moment.

The media coverage displays the usual double standard. When a Republican, especially a conservative and most especially a self-identified Christian has sex out of wedlock, the media cover it with dripping sarcasm. When one of their own -- David Letterman, Barney Frank, Bill Clinton -- engage in such things, it's all fine with them and the media only wonder what affect this might have on their policies.

It's the same with ACORN. Criminal activity? No problem as long as the goal is the advancement of Democrats and a liberal point of view. The New York Times has named someone to monitor talk radio and Fox News for stories it ought to be looking for itself.

David Letterman has given me one more reason not to watch TV. If you want to read the column I wrote about it, consult your newspaper or find it today on my web page,

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.