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  • Late-night legend David Letterman's ugly personality no laughing matter, former colleagues say

    03/12/2017 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 95 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/11/17 | Larry McShane
    <p>Late-night funnyman David Letterman was hardly a barrel of laughs off the air.</p> <p>A new biography of the now-retired talk show host portrays Letterman as more self-loathing than self-critical — and an often miserable man who inflicted his pain on his staff.</p>
  • David Letterman: Trump a ‘Damaged Human Being’ Who Should Be ‘Shunned’

    10/07/2016 1:59:50 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-07-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    “I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person,” Letterman told the Times. “And that’s what I thought would happen. Because if you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned.” Letterman also blamed the media’s influence for Trump’s victory in the Republican primaries.
  • David Letterman Comes Out of Retirement—Ruthlessly Mocks Donald Trump With an Epic Top 10 List!

    07/13/2015 1:51:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    EOnline ^ | 07/13/2015 | Zach Johnson
    Less than two months after he left CBS' The Late Show, Letterman appeared onstage in San Antonio, Texas, Friday with Steve Martin and Martin Short, who are touring with their stage show, A Very Stupid Conversation…With Music. "Back in Hollywood, we met at a Scientology mixer," Letterman, 68, told the crowd, "and they have been so kind and so generous to invite me here to this beautiful city." "I am so happy to be out of the house," a bearded Letterman admitted. "I retired and I had no regrets—none. I was happy. I was complacent. I was satisfied. I was...
  • My favorite Christmas song by Darlene Love.

    12/14/2015 11:24:00 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/15/15
    My favorite Christmas song. Darlene always puts her heart out when singing. Phil Spector was genius with his "wall of sound". This was the only time I watched Letterman every year, when Darlene was on performing Christmas(Baby please come home)
  • After Losing to Jay Leno, David Letterman’s Bitterness Cost Him His Indiana Soul

    05/22/2015 2:44:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 49 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 May 2015 | John Nolte
    Johnny Carson’s retirement truly was the end of an era. Jay Leno’s retirement felt like the end of an era. David Letterman’s retirement feels like the end of an argument that probably mattered once upon a time but now drags ceaselessly on due only to the bitter loser’s unwillingness to let go. It is not hard to trace the long, sad, bitter fall of David Letterman. In early 1992, Letterman lost “The Tonight Show” to Jay Leno. Letterman believed Johnny’s chair was rightfully his (it was), that he was Carson’s heir apparent (he was), and that he had more to...
  • CBS throws Letterman set into Dumpster

    05/21/2015 11:23:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/21/15 | Sophia Rosenbaum and Beckie Strum
    CBS wasted no time in kicking David Letterman to the curb. ​Just hours after Letterman said farewell after 33 years on late-night TV, Ed Sullivan Theater crews hauled off blocks of blue stage and hacked up pieces of the iconic New York City bridges that made up the set of the “Late Show​.” Fans and passers-by gathered around a police barricade cordoning off the Ed Sullivan to watch workers unceremoniously chuck red theater chairs into an overflowing Dumpster and ​take reciprocating saws to his miniature Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Slams Final Letterman Shows as being "Unbearably White"

    05/21/2015 7:12:59 AM PDT · by rightistight · 58 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/15 | Aurelius is happy to see David Letterman go. Not because they think he was unfunny, but because he had too many white people on his show, particularly in its final days. In an article titled, "The unbearable whiteness of the Letterman farewells: Let this truly be the end of a show-business era," Salon took Letterman to task for inviting white actors and actresses on his final shows, but few minorities. "You'd never know" that American culture has a large minority presence, Salon author Scott Timberg writes. Referencing the last few shows before Letterman left the air, Timberg writes, "Some of...
  • Bill Clinton, in final 'Late Show' appearance, jokes he'll move back to the White House ...

    05/13/2015 3:48:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Vanmetre
    Complete Headline: Bill Clinton, in final 'Late Show' appearance, jokes he'll move back to the White House ... if Hillary lets him Bill Clinton hopes to be Hillary Clinton's First Man in the White House, but there's a big 'if" ... if she invites him to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "If she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent that I'll move back," the former president told David Letterman Tuesday night on "The Late Show." "By the way, if I'm asked!" he added with a smile.
  • As Letterman winds down, sidekick Paul Shaffer readies to disband the CBS Orchestra

    05/08/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 56 replies
    Fox 411 ^ | May 7, 2015
    NEW YORK – Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer. The gravel-voiced sidekick, who's 65, isn't ready to leave show business even with the gig of a lifetime coming to a close after 33 years. "Of course, I had the old mixed feelings, sadness, etcetera," Shaffer said during an interview in his office behind the Ed Sullivan Theater. "Now I have come around to just being absolutely thankful for such a wonderful...
  • Not My Horse, But This Is My Rodeo

    05/03/2015 8:24:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-3-2015 | MOTUS
    Appearing on David Letterman last Thursday, Lady M proved again that you can never do too much self promotion (partial list so far this year: Kimmel, Fallon, Ellen, Glamour, Night Shift, and last butt hardly least, the Black Girls Rock! event).Black Girl, rockin’Donning a regal purple v-neck, flared dress MO dished with Dave on things like Joining Forces - Lady M’s military PR program - and college education (everyone should get one; for free).Then things shifted to more serious issues: Lady M’s career after being FLOTUS: she’s either going to be president, or a nanny for David Letterman’s children (although...
  • David Letterman's last show announced, clearing way for Colbert

    12/10/2014 1:05:52 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Brian Stelter
    Mark the date, David Letterman fans: May 20 will be his final edition of "The Late Show." CBS announced the finale date on Wednesday, a full five months before it will take place. Letterman announced his retirement plans back in April, but did not specify a date. "It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave's final broadcast in May," CBS CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. The network is planning a triumphant departure for the acclaimed late-night host, who will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert of...
  • CBS & David Letterman Slapped With Latest Intern Class Action Lawsuit

    09/09/2014 8:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    Mallory Musallam filed a class action complaint against CBS Broadcasting, CBS Corporation and the retiring late night host’s Worldwide Pants Inc. for herself and everyone who has ever been an intern on the show. "Named Plaintiff has initiated this action seeking for herself, and on behalf of all similarly situated employees that also worked on The Late Show with David Letterman, all compensation, including minimum wages and overtime compensation, which they were deprived of, plus interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs," says the jury demanding filing in New York Supreme Court ... Claiming that the production company and CBS intentionally wrongfully...
  • Finally: the Final Semi-Finals. Or: When Will This Nightmare End?

    07/09/2014 4:43:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Two important things you should be aware of today:1) Brazil takes a spectacular dive in the world cup; tears flow now, riots to follow.Maybe if the fans hadn’t all decided to wear elf hats…the team would have tried a little harder.There’s certainly enough blame to spread around (one of soccer’s virtues as I understand it) butt I blame the haters like Ann Coulter, who’s obsessed with hating on soccer: (h/t Gerard) The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's "Girls," light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. The number of New York Times articles...
  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern. With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job. “Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this...
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the “Late Show,” effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • Buh-bye, David Letterman: Nasty, bitter, left wing television host announces his retirement

    04/04/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Late night television talk shows have become an important part of the national political conversation, a forum for digesting news and personalities of the day. Although their individual audiences number in the single digit millions, the political quips of the hosts are recycled the following day on morning TV, radio talks shows, and the internet. The crucial low information voting bloc, in whose hands the destiny of the Republic now perilously rests, tends to favor late night shows over hard news sources. So even though it is trivial, the retirement of David Letterman, announced last night on his television show...
  • Howard Stern Says Greg Gutfeld Great Replacement for Departing David Letterman

    04/08/2014 8:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Howard Stern has made no secret of his affection for Greg Gutfeld. Stern proclaimed Gutfeld's The Five to be his favorite show earlier this year. Now, the self-proclaimed King of All Media is going a step further with his praise for the Breitbart News contributor and author. Stern told his listeners earlier today that Gutfeld would make a fine replacement for the departing David Letterman. That praise doesn't come lightly. Stern has made his animosity toward fellow late night talker Jay Leno well known...
  • Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host

    04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary and Sara Nathan
    Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so. Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports. Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.
  • Jimmy Fallon’s high ratings pushed David Letterman to retire, source says

    04/04/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04-04-2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – David Letterman, 66, rattled the entertainment industry on Thursday when it was revealed that after more than 32 years and almost 6,000 episodes in the late-night arena, he will retire in 2015 when his CBS contract expires. According to a source closely connected to the “Late Show” host, newly appointed “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon – his direct competition – inadvertently gave Letterman the final nudge. “David is older now; he had heart surgery some time ago and sees both Jimmy Kimmel [of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”] as well as the more formidable Jimmy Fallon now gaining...
  • David Letterman to retire in 2015

    04/03/2014 1:53:39 PM PDT · by illiac · 84 replies
    TheMargin ^ | 4/3/14 | TheMargin
    After more than 30 years of hosting late night television, David Letterman announced that he will retire in 2015 during a taping of “The Late Show” on Thursday afternoon, according to CNNMoney
  • The Never Ending Case of Obama Craving Media Attention

    03/10/2014 10:08:42 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 3 replies ^ | March 10, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    We're all the same in many respects, and one of those is that we all have an ego. It's a part of being human, but few people take it as far as the media craving attention that President Obama seeks out. I understand that all politicians have a healthy ego as that's to be expected in today's political climate. Most politicians are attention seekers and love having the spotlight on them. However, I find it astounding that in a city seething with narcissistic politicians, Obama finds a way to outdo them all. He just can't seem to stop himself from...
  • Video: Pelosi Delivers Top 10 List on David Letterman

    11/06/2013 3:50:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    YouTube on via PJ Media ^ | November 6, 2013
    The House is out this week, giving Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) plenty of time (yeah, there’s a budget conference and other important things regardless of recess) to go on David Letterman and make funnies, delivering last night’s top 10 list.

    07/26/2013 5:56:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies ^ | 07/26/2013 | n/a
    Bill Donohue comments on David Letterman’s opening monologue of July 23: Last night, Letterman mentioned Pope Francis’ appearance at World Youth Day in Brazil by saying, “And I’m telling you if there’s anything the kids can’t get enough of, it’s a 76-year-old virgin. Come on! World Youth Day. Or as the Vatican calls it, salute to altar boys.” There are some people who can’t be shamed. One might think that a man who is known for sexually harassing his staff, and for serial adultery, might be cautious about making such a statement.
  • Letterman's audience hurls BOOS at liberal comedian Bill Maher after Zimmerman jokes

    07/17/2013 7:23:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Martosko
    HBO's resident left-wing comic Bill Maher drew disapproval from late night host David Letterman's audience on Tuesday after he told a pair of jokes mocking George Zimmerman in the wake of his acquittal for the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin. Maher was in New York City to watch the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. When Letterman mentioned that Maher was among the owners of the New York Mets, whose stadium hosted the annual mid-season classic, Maher noted that he was only a 'minority owner.'
  • Obama Scandal Fallout: Jay Leno Trounces David Letterman in May Sweeps

    05/31/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2013, 12:35 PM PDT | Chrisitan Toto
    We've already seen audiences fleeing MSNBC, the network that religiously carries the Obama administration's water, as a number of scandals rock the White House. Now, it looks like the long-running battle between Jay Leno and David Letterman is also being affected by the toxic headlines swirling around the president. During this year's May sweeps, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" posted a 39 percent lead over "Late Show With David Letterman" in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic -- the widest May sweep margin over "Late Show" since 2004, and a 12 percent increase over last year's May sweep.... In total viewers,...
  • Letterman's Post-Election Obama Ad: ‘Hey Clint – (Bleep) You!’

    11/09/2012 9:01:42 AM PST · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    <p>David Letterman took a vulgar swipe at Clint Eastwood Thursday.</p>
  • Letterman: Obama "Not Telling The Truth" About Romney And Auto Bailout

    10/25/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Oct. 24, 2012
    DAVE LETTERMAN, HOST: Here's what upset me last night … this playing fast and loose with facts. And President Obama cites the op-ed piece that Romney wrote about Detroit, 'Let them go bankrupt, let them go bankrupt.' And last night he brings it up again, 'Oh no, Governor, you said let them go bankrupt, blah blah blah, let them go bankrupt, blah.' And Mitt said, 'No, no, check the thing, check the thing, check the thing.' Now, I don't care whether you're Republican or Democrat, you want your president to be telling the truth, you want the contender to be...
  • Zero Loses Letterman

    10/24/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by knarf · 19 replies
    David Letterman show ^ | October 24, 2012 | knarf
    zero has lost Letterman ... it's over.

    10/15/2012 3:11:31 PM PDT · by longfellow · 19 replies
  • Desperate Letterman: ‘Don’t Vote For Romney’ If He Won’t Come On My Show

    09/29/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | September 29, 2012 | Neal Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, CBS Late Show host David Letterman last Thursday begged Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to come on his show. On Friday, Letterman continued groveling actually telling viewers, "If he's not here in 39 days, don't vote for him" (video follows with transcript and commentary):Letterman: 'Don't Vote For Romney' If He Doesn't Come On My Show DAVID LETTERMAN: Now here's something that's really stuck up my nose. You know how long it is to the election? How long? Do you know? PAUL SHAFFER: A couple of months. LETTERMAN: No, it's not a couple of months. SHAFFER: One...
  • CNN's Blitzer: Letterman Better for Obama Than Israel

    09/23/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/12 | Warner Todd Huston
    As the Middle East erupts in flames and as his foreign policy scheme is burned up with it, President Obama refused a meeting with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and instead went on the David Letterman show. One might think the President's neglect of his duty was a bad thing, but apparently it was perfectly fine with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. On Sept. 19, during an America's Choice 2012 segment on CNN's Newsroom, Wolf Blitzer was full of words of understanding for Obama's choice of Letterman over Israel's Prime Minister. It just made good sense, Blitzer imagined, for Obama to ignore his duties...
  • Video: Obama now pretending he doesn’t know how much the national debt is

    09/19/2012 5:00:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2012 | AllahPundit
    Am I giving him too much credit in thinking that he does know — rounding within, say, a trillion dollars — and is simply playing dumb to deflect an “unhelpful” question, or have we reached the point where we’re hemorrhaging money so quickly that even the president can’t keep count? C’mon. The Five Trillion Dollar Man knows.Here’s a better question: Why did Letterman broach this subject? Partisan that he is, there were a million things he could have asked O to make life easier for him (“Tell us the story about killing Osama Bin Laden again, papa”) and yet he...
  • Obama tells Letterman he expects the Muslim world to ‘keep our people safe’

    09/19/2012 1:29:01 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    twitchy ^ | september 18, 2012
    President Obama used his appearance on David Letterman’s show to talk directly to the people of the Muslim world, because we all know that Dave is huge in Yemen, right? Via Reuters: “The message we have to send to the Muslim world is we expect you to work with us to keep our people safe,” Obama said during a taped interview with CBS’s David Letterman in New York. “We expect their full cooperation because that’s the only way the world works.”
  • Obama On Debt: "We Don't Have To Worry About It Short Term" (video)

    09/18/2012 9:13:44 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 18, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    When asked if he remember what the national debt was when he entered office, President Obama said "I don't know what the number was precisely." Obama told Letterman "we don't have to worry about it in the short term." "A lot of it we owe to ourselves. Because if you invest in a treasury bill or something like that then essentially you're loaning the government money. In fact, the majority of it is held by folks who live here, but we don't have to worry about it short term," Obama said.

    09/11/2012 5:35:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies ^ | 09/11/2012 | CHRISTIAN TOTO
    Barack Obama will be visiting one of his biggest fans soon - late night talker David Letterman. The president will chat with the "Late Show" host during a trip to New York City next week, according to the National Journal. Letterman's nightly monologues mostly spare the president from satirical ribbing, saving his most cutting remarks for the Romneys ... or even former President George W. Bush. The news comes on the same day Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he couldn't meet with him due to a scheduling conflict.
  • No Joke: Leno Took Pay Cut of 50%

    09/07/2012 11:11:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER S. STEWART
    Late-night talk show host Jay Leno took a 50% pay cut as part of NBC's budget-chopping effort last month at "The Tonight Show," the network said, detailing the scope of the changes for the first time as well as the reasoning behind them. The outsized pay cut, which took Mr. Leno's salary down to around $15 million, helped NBC slash the show's $100 million annual budget by about 20%, the network said. At the same time, Mr. Leno, the leading late night host, extended his contract for another two years to May 2014... "Tonight" is "not the cash cow it...
  • Letterman Campaigns For Obama On 'Late Show': 'What More Do We Want This Man To Do For Us?'

    05/16/2012 12:18:13 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/12
    On "The Late Show" David Letterman went into a partisan speech about Obama's role in the killing of Osama bin Laden. [Video at the link if you're really interested in listening to this babbling half-wit Obama zombie Koolaid drinker]
  • David Letterman Calls Sarah Palin A Slut (flashback)

    03/02/2012 12:16:24 PM PST · by mnehring · 7 replies
    Tony AArdvark Blog ^ | January 2011
    The Liberal media purveyors of Political Correctness and moral judges of what is it acceptable to say, and what is not acceptable say. This normally translates in to say anything you want about a right wing person, but, and this is a very big but, say anything against a Liberal Left person and you are immediately guilty of a range adjectives ending in “ist”. As with any left wing agenda, be it AGW, Political Correctness, immigration et al, there is always rank and blatant hypocrisy from those that seek to convince us they know better. The left has long championed...
  • Cain steps into Letterman's lion's den and gets devoured

    11/20/2011 1:41:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 144 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2011 | Stu Tarlowe
    On Friday night, Herman Cain was a fly and David Letterman was the spider cordially inviting Cain to "step into my parlor." Didn't Cain or any of his advisors see the potential for disaster in Cain appearing on Letterman's show? Didn't anybody say, "Herman, don't go in there! It's a trap!"? I desperately don't want to be seen as one of those just itching for clear proof that Herman Cain's candidacy is over. But it's hard to have watched Cain on Letterman and not come to the conclusion that neither Cain nor his advisors have sufficiently good judgment for him...
  • Herman Cain vs Dave Letterman 11/19/2011

    11/19/2011 6:23:20 PM PST · by FR_addict · 22 replies
    Youtube.con ^ | 11/19/2011 | Dave Letterman SHow
    Cain's appearance on the Dave Letterman show. 24 minutes.
  • Cain to Letterman: 'All of these women are lying'

    11/18/2011 5:17:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.18, 2011
    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says "all of these women are lying" about unwanted sexual advances. In appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show" airing Friday night, the former pizza executive is again denying any impropriety during his time running the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.
  • Letterman offers Christie fat jokes in Top 10 list

    09/30/2011 10:25:43 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 57 replies · 1+ views
    New Jersey Newsroom ^ | 9/29/11 | TOM HESTER SR.
    On Tuesday night, the governor was the subject of David Letterman’s Top 10 list under the topic “Ways the Country Would be Different if Chris Christie was President.” 10. Al-Qaeda taunts America with ‘Yo president’s so fat’ jokes. 9. Goodbye White House vegetable garden. 8. Cabinet now has a Secretary of Cake. 7. New state: Fatassachusetts. 6. Congress does whatever he wants, ‘cause fat guys are, like super-strong when they freak out. 5. Presidential retreat moved from Camp David to Hershey Park. 4. Taxpayers would have to pay for president’s second seat on Air Force One. 3. New National Anthem:...
  • Late Night Icons (Leno, Letterman) See Their Ratings Slide

    09/29/2011 5:10:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | Bill Carter
    The decline of television’s two big late-night stars was more noticeable than ever during television’s premiere week, as “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and the “Late Show With David Letterman” were both beaten by ABC’s “Nightline” — a first during that week. “Nightline” was up slightly from last year, increasing its viewership by 7 percent, but the story was in the falloff for both Mr. Leno on NBC and Mr. Letterman on CBS. The two late-night lions saw their audience, especially the younger segments of viewers, drop sharply. Mr. Letterman lost a total 560,000 viewers from last year, a...
  • David Letterman Beefs Up Security After Jihadist Threat

    08/20/2011 11:05:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/20/11 | Allison McGevna
    Days after a jihadist had made violent threats against him, late-night comedian David Letterman tightened security at the Manhattan theater where he tapes his “Late Show.” A source told the New York Post Friday that additional security precautions were taken at the Ed Sullivan Theater after a Muslim extremist called for Letterman's tongue to be cut out on Shumuka al-Islam forum, a popular Internet destination for radical Muslims. "Is there not among you a Sayyid Nosair al-Mairi ... to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever?" a user identified as Umar Al-Basrawi wrote, referring to El...
  • Whither the jihadi forums?

    08/01/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 114 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 1, 2011 | n/a "Whither the jihadi forums?" SNIPPET: "There are currently only three jihadi forums that are sufficiently active and well-connected to be of any interest whatsoever. Why we claim to be on the verge of defeating al-Qaida while simultaneously watching passively as they use these forums to regroup and regenerate is beyond me. These are the forums three: • al-Fidaa, a forum created by al-Qaida core. That it is directly linked to al-Qaida by definition moves it to the top of the list. Current membership: 2,462, all of whom can be considered "active" if only because they just joined the forum....
  • 5 Celebrities Who Were Targeted By Islamic Extremists (Besides David Letterman)

    08/18/2011 11:15:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Screen Junkies ^ | 08/17/11 | Jame Gumb
    5 Celebrities Who Were Targeted By Islamic Extremists (Besides David Letterman) Wednesday, August 17 by Jame Gumb When I first read the news that David Letterman was being targeted by Islamic Jihadists, I thought I must have been reading the satirical website, CelebJihad (NSFW). But sadly, the story was all too real. Apparently, the late-night talk-show host angered an Al-Qaeda affiliated website by mocking the death of reputed terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri. Granted, an “online jihadist” calling for Dave’s death probably means about as much as me calling for Scarlett Johansson to do a topless scene, but experts are still worried....
  • Threat to [David] Letterman on Muslim Forum (A TEA PARTY MEMBER DID NOT THREATEN HIM!)

    08/18/2011 11:18:32 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/17/11 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK -- A frequent contributor to a jihadist website has threatened David Letterman, urging Muslim followers to "cut the tongue" of the late-night host because of a joke the comic made on his CBS show. The Site Monitoring Service, a private intelligence organization that watches online activity, said Wednesday that the threat was posted a day earlier on the Shumuka al-Islam forum, a popular Internet destination for radical Muslims.

    06/24/2010 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies
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  • Online jihadist calls for David Letterman's assassination

    08/17/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 49 replies ^ | August 17, 2011 | James Hibberd
    A website frequently used by Al Qaeda has posted an assassination threat against David Letterman. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, a frequent user of the online forum called on Muslims to kill the CBS late-night host after taking offense at a joke made on the program. A poster calling himself Umar al-Basrawi wrote: “Is there not amongst you a Sayyid Nosair al-Masri (may Allah release him) to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever. Just as Sayyid (may Allah release him) did with the Jew Kahane.” Sayyid Nosair al-Masri was tried for the murder of...