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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:08 PM
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Jay Leno, RW Hack
He just told a "joke" which started by him saying, "President Obama's approval rating is down to 46%. Not good. Yeah, 54% of people do not approve of the job he is doing, which I think is totally unfair. You should at least wait 'til he actually DOES something." (applause)

He has also told many ACORN jokes. And he had Limbaugh on as a guest a couple weeks ago. I'm glad his numbers are tanking.
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:10 PM
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1. yeah he's just upset the President chose to be on Letterman's show.
oh and after all these years he still doesn't know how to deliver a joke.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:12 PM
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2. But Obama went on Leno's show FIRST-as President.
So I don't know what his problem is.
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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:10 AM
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36. At the end of show when Obama was on Leno thanked him and said
to him "This is the best night of my life"
and he looked like he meant it.

Obama doing nothing is all the rage now and really Saturday night live started and ran with that. Leno might lean right...and he didn't challenge limbaugh but leno just doesn't challenge.
He didn't tell rush it was the best or 2nd or 3rd best night of his life either.

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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:32 AM
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55. I remember that.
But it seems like he has jumped on the RW bandwagon when it comes to talking points.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:12 PM
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3. JL is neither funny nor interesting. He's a stupid bore bidding for a Teabagger audience.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:14 PM
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7. Yup. The audiences love his RW jokes. n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:14 PM
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8. And, they're so numerous..he must be believing the doctored
hannity version.
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:44 AM
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61. Which is why he told George Bush jokes every night.
Obama is nowhere near as funny to joke about as George Bush, but I think it's hillarious that people are calling Leno a teabagger because he made a joke about Obama, and had Limbaugh on, considering Letterman had O'Reilly on multiple times.

And oh yeah, Letterman sucks. Watching paint dry on the wall is funnier.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:04 PM
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63. No-one's calling Leno a teabagger because he made a joke about Obama.
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 12:05 PM by jenmito
I called him a RW hack because not only does he use RW talking points and "facts" as a basis for his jokes (using Rasmussen as his source for poll #s), but it's the way he TREATED Limbaugh. When Letterman had O'Reilly on multiple times, he called him out every time on his BS. Limbaugh kissed Limbaugh's butt.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:06 PM
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67. And either he or his writers are lazy.
The number of fat jokes he has told outnumber the funny jokes by about 10000000 to 1.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:12 PM
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4. Sounds like he has
a tin ear And tone deaf.

No wonder his numbers are tanking..It's funnier when it's something that's closer to the truth.

His sounds like it was all freakin' lies.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:16 PM
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10. I just checked Rasmussen since that's the ONLY poll that could have such low approval. I was right-
yesterday they had Obama's approval at 46% and disapproval at 53%. It's better today by 2%.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:19 PM
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13. Yeah, his writers went for the lowest to work in their stupid joke.
Edited on Thu Nov-12-09 09:20 PM by Cha
Be interesting hear what Letterman is joking about in regards to PO.

There's got to be some way for writers to write Funny Material about real stuff that happens.

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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:22 PM
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14. Letterman is pretty liberal. And funnier.
And when he mentions Obama they applaud in his audience.
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:12 PM
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5. I do not think Leno will last very long.
When he lost the late show spot his show went south.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:16 PM
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11. His show was losing in ratings to Eastwick
Eastwick was just canceled due to low ratings.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:17 PM
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12. It was an experiment to save NBC money.
It's not working.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:09 PM
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28. He's locked into a 2 year contract. I only care because he bumps Law and Order SVU up an hour
Edited on Thu Nov-12-09 11:11 PM by SemiCharmedQuark
And it's messing with the ratings. If this Leno experiment causes Law and Order SVU to be canceled, THEN I'll be pissed.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:13 PM
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6. He should have got out when he was on top
Leno seems like one of those guys who just can't let go.
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msallied Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:43 PM
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25. He's like the Brett Favre of late night TV.
Edited on Thu Nov-12-09 10:45 PM by msallied
Only Brett Favre is actually winning...
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:15 PM
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9. It's prime time.
He's shooting for the LCD.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:22 PM
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15. On the other hand, he could do well on Planet Green network...
Ed Bagley Jr and Bill Nye the Science Guy play well off each other on "Living With Ed", one of the greatest shows on that network. Sometimes Ed runs into Leno, who is in the "green movement". If you can get past his giant face, way down, he may have a voice in the renewable energy movement, instead of the current stuff he delivers as a bowel movement.

Leno has to be good a something, if we'd only give him more time...
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:25 PM
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16. how energy efficient can you be if you own dozens of cars?
OK I know he's not driving all of them all the time. I just don't like leno.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:41 PM
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18. Yeah, that is true...
I do like Ed's show though, so I gave Leno a pass.

I never watched Leno and stopped watching Dave Letterman years ago when I moved away from late night tee vee... before almost entirely moving away from same...
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Mopar151 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:14 AM
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37. Several are unusual high efficency "microcars" .
He does very well conserving them. If you want to see some, look for the My Classic Car episodes on SPEED Channel. Jay usta be a Rolls-Royce mechanic , and the cars is probably what he's best at.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:25 AM
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53. Hav there been new "Livign with Ed" shows? I never seem to find any and wonder if he is still making
them.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:31 PM
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17. His anti-Clinton jokes were okay with many folks here. nt
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:48 PM
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19. I quite watching Leno during the Clinton administration. He was merciless, and
the hand writing has been on the wall ever since.
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:48 PM
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20. Here's the best Letterman clip explaining why he's better than leno

dick cheney: A Big Bowl of Bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W01mMDwqT8

It's only a minute long.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:51 PM
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21. Oh that is wonderful ! Thank you for posting it. N/T
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 09:56 PM
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22. Thanks for that! Very good. He STILL makes jokes about Cheney and Bush.
He also does a segment called, "Cool/Not Cool" where he shows a clip of Obama doing something like shooting a basket and making it followed by Bush trying to bounce a basketball and it not bouncing back up. :D Same with dancing clips and other things.
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timzi Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:47 PM
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29. Recomment This Clip....Short And Sweet.
Edited on Thu Nov-12-09 11:51 PM by timzi
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:47 AM
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62. Excellent!! n/t
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:01 PM
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23. He sucks
Never liked him. He seems like an empty-headed tool.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 10:38 PM
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24. actually on top of everything else the 54% is almost certainly a lie
that would have 0% having either no opinion or being unsure which almost never happens.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:30 AM
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54. It was a lie. Even the RW Rasmussen poll had him at 53% disapproval the day he was at
46% approval.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:01 PM
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26. Leno knows he's finished and has become a desperate little pinhead
I never thought Leno was funny. He's a crappy interviewer and his schtick was tired a dozen years ago.

His ratings are sinking faster than Glenn Beck is losing sponsors. Between the two of them, they could do the Artic Belt comedy circuit in the dead of winter.

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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 11:05 PM
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27. Meh he's never been funny. n/t
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:21 AM
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30. Are you just figuring that one out? n/t
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:30 AM
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31. It would be a problem if anyone actually watched the show.
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:38 AM
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32. Where exactly he's at 46%?? And JL better
watch his own back, as his ratings in the toilet and his 10 pm experience is one big failure. Unfunny idiot.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:37 AM
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56. RW Rasmussen had him at 46% one day and Jay used THAT. And we know
Rasmussen is always skewed against Obama and other Dems.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:38 AM
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33. I have never understood why anyone watches him
Have hated him since before i started paying attention to politics and its only gotten worse since I did.

Hes had an amazing run though for a no tallent hack I'll give him that.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:49 AM
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34. Even with only 4 million viewers at the minimum, NBC is still making loads of profit from it.
For one thing, The Jay Leno show only costs about $500,000 per episode to make.

The other shows on versus it cost 4 times as much. This means they must pull in 4 times the audience to garner the same net profit. Thus, they must grab 16 million viewers.

I don't think "Eastwick", "Castle", or "The Forgotten" pull in 16 million viewers each. No way. The CBS shows might, but just the three CSIs.

It is highly questionable that the other ABC and CBS 10:00pm shows grab 16 million viewers nightly.

Thus, even if it is in 3rd place in its time slot, it probably is one of the few at 10:00pm making a tidy profit. To NBC, that's more important, that it makes money. Steady money. Steady money now, instead of in syndication a few years from now.
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Garam_Masala Donating Member (711 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:14 AM
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35. JL is just a comedian....no one takes him seriously
AT least so far as politics is concerned.
A comedian wants laughs...no matter what.
Don't worry about comedians.
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 06:58 AM
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38. Jay Leno is an overrated hack
I have hardly ever found him funny and he's always seemed to me to be an overblown ego in a suit. I hope his show and his career crashes and burns. He's gotten too much credit for being a talentless little shill of a hack for too long
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 07:53 AM
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39. He can't stand being out of the spotlight... he has nothing else and isn't funny
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:00 AM
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40. Don't worry, he'll be off the air in less than a year.
At least off his current show.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:01 AM
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41. Leno is a desperate man it seems..
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:03 AM
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42. I can't stand Leno.
Don't think he's funny. Always been a Letterman fan.

Although, I am not against these Late Night Hosts telling jokes about the Pres (or any Pres for that matter), that's kind of their job, it's just that Leno's jokes on the subject are just not funny.
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peoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:07 AM
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43. I cant believe everyone is upset at a Jay Leno monologue. You guys sound petty.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:14 AM
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44. while the joke proved leno is a douchebag, i do agree that's it wierd when people
view everything through a political lens 24 hours a day.

still a dumb joke though.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:16 AM
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46. Oh hell, I have never liked Leno.. He has always grated on my last nerve
It is not about a single monologue or even his political persuasion. He just grates
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:43 AM
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59. I didn't like it so I started a thread about it. That's all.
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:16 AM
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45. Many years ago - like 10 years ago or so - Leno was interviewing an actor
on his show. I don't remember who the actor was. Anyway, this actor had recently moved from NY to California to make a tv series and Leno asked him about the show and living in California. The actor said that he liked California very much except he really missed NY pizza, but it was just as well because he had to lose weight for his role and it was quite a struggle for him to do so.

The next thing I knew Leno had someone bring out a pizza they had flown in from NY and wave it under the actor's nose to generally taunted him with it. You could see the turmoil on the actor's face - here was his favorite food being waved about in front of him while Leno kept saying oh come on, have a slice. The actor declined the pizza several times and it became sort of uncomfortable.

There was an air of mockery in the segment and it was a real turn-off. I thought it was cruel to do that to a guy who confessed to having a struggle with his weight. I never liked Leno after that.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:40 AM
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47. He sucks. Letterman is so much better. n/t
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 08:54 AM
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48. Leno's always protecting his ass to discourage right-wing attacks. He also had Michael Moore on.

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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 09:15 AM
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49. His writers are RW hacks
Leno just reads what's on the cue cards.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:05 AM
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50. 46% what poll is he looking at? But yes, his small audience I think tends to be older and
conservative and so he is catering to them.
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Mudoria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:06 AM
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51. You must have missed Leno's quips about Bush from 2000-2008
Selective outrage is amusing...
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:39 AM
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57. I don't have "selective outrage." I never watched Leno until he came on at 10pm.
:eyes:
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:17 AM
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52. Seems similar to the SNL skit to me -
- at least the part about Obama not having done anything. Can't speak about the Acorn stuff as I don't watch Leno but, hey, where there's fodder for jokes, a comedian is going to use it no matter what party it involves. And Acorn has given them a good bit of fodder, like it or not.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:41 AM
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58. Leno sucks, and has sucked like a Hoover for years.
The last time I liked him was in the 80s when he'd fill in for Johnny from time to time.
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 11:41 AM
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60. Meh...
Edited on Fri Nov-13-09 11:54 AM by chrisa
It's just a comedy show.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:16 PM
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64. I don't recall laughing at anything he's ever said.
Never came even close to what I consider funny.

He's an asshole.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:34 PM
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65. obama doing nothing/too slow is the new RW propoganda
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 12:41 PM
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66. Leno sucks. n/t
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