The Washington Times - October 5, 2009, 01:31PM

David Letterman’s live mea culpa about having sex with members of his staff was littered with jokes about himself and the extortion case that led to the arrest of a “48 Hours Mystery” producer. 

Late night foes Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and Bill Maher treated the story as fair game, while Saturday Night Live played it more conservatively in Weekend Update and Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel avoided it all together.

Blogs sum up the jokes and question CBS’s attempts to hide Letterman’s live confession on the “Late Show.”

Ken Tucker’s Watching TV on late night jabs.

SNL’s Weekend Update Letterman jokes.

Larry David creates awkward moment on Letterman.

CBS scrums to hide Letterman’s extortion story and confession from the internet.  Bloggers ask if videos here and here survive.