First, NOW blasts Letterman, and is planning all sorts of juicy retribution.
"As 'the boss,' he is responsible for setting the tone for his entire workplace — and he did that with sex," O'Neill (President of N.O.W.) said. "This places all employees — including employees who happen to be women — in an awkward, confusing and demoralizing situation."
A powerful man with a public forum like Letterman, O'Neill said, can get away with turning women into sex objects because "he can crack a few jokes and publicly apologize for his mistakes."
"It is this kind of hypocrisy that perpetuates the image of men in power preying on women, while many look the other way," O'Neill said.
NOW urged CBS to take immediate action against Letterman for his lewd behavior...
Did NOW just come up with this stance? The biggest "boss" in the United States is the President. The most vulnerable employee is arguably an intern.
Where was NOW when the disbarred former President was turning women into sex objects? Silent, that's where.
Hypocrite 2-- the Black Caucus. They claim that they are out to protect the poor and disadvantaged from being preyed on by the rich and powerful. Their defense of Charley Rangel gets them the title this week.
The Black Caucus should not have protected Rangel this week. They should have disowned him and attacked him themselves, months ago.
Not because Charley didn't pay taxes. Not because he didn't list a few assets on his disclosure form (what's a few million between friends, heh?).
No, because of a reprehensible thing he did that Congress isn't even investigating him for.
That sonuvabitch took over 4 rent controlled apartments for his own use--three he cobbled together for a huge duplex. The fourth he uses as his campaign office!
That's three apartments that poor people-- the people the Black Caucus claims to represent-- could have used.
Worse, according to the New York Times, Charley has been silent about abuses his landlord has allegedly perpetrated on the good people of Harlem. Why? Perhaps in exchange for 3 extra apartments he never should have had, at ridiculously low rents (the Times estimated he was saving about $4,000 per month)?
And yet the Black Caucus protects him--instead of riding him out on a rail.
Shameful behavior on the part of Letterman and Rangel.
Greater shame falls on NOW and the Black Caucus for failure to protect their constituents.