Skip to comments.WHY NBC GOT RID OF JAY LENO
Posted on 06/15/2019 4:21:04 AM PDT by sodpoodle
News is leaking out from Hollywood executives in-the-know that the Obama White House had been leaning on, pressuring executives at NBC for two years to replace Jay Leno because the comedian was criticizing Obama every night. Obama didn't like it and considered it a racist attack on him.
After data came to light that $100's of millions had been spent on First Family vacations during a recession, Mrs. Obama's unpopular new laws that changed food in America's schools and other negative news including the disastrous Obamacare roll-out & website mess, Jay Leno took his comedy to a new level and his ratings skyrocketed -- none of the other comics were so bold. NBC couldn't stomach the fact that Leno's jokes about Obama were always right on target about the first black president.. And left-leaning Democrat executives at NBC were being harassed by Obama himself who thought the comedy was a racist attack on him.
GOLDEN OLDIES FROM JAY: "I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke, but I don't want to get audited by the IRS."
On NSA surveillance: "We wanted a president who listens to all Americans -- now we have one."
On a new IRS commissioner: "He's called 'acting commissioner' because he has to act like the scandal doesn't involve the White House."
On closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorists: "If he really wants to close it, turn it into a government-funded solar power company. The doors will be shut in a month."
Concerning the Benghazi, Associated Press, and IRS scandals: "Remember in the old days when President Obama's biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?"
On saying he didn't know about the IRS scandal: "He was too busy not knowing anything about Benghazi to not know anything about the IRS."
"The White House has a new slogan about Benghazi: Hope and change the subject."
"It's casual Friday, which means that at the White House, they're casually going through everybody's phone calls and records."
"It is not looking good for President Obama. Today his teleprompter took the fifth."
"Fox News has changed its slogan from 'Fair and Balanced' to 'See, I told you so!'"
On commencement address: "He told the young graduates their future is bright unless, of course, they want jobs."
On a Chicago man who set a record for riding a Ferris wheel: "The only other way to go around and around in a circle that many times is to read the official report on Benghazi."
On White House claims of ignorance on the scandals: "They took 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' out of the Pentagon and moved it into the White House."
Now the last and I think best..... "These White House scandals are not going away anytime soon. It's gotten so bad that people in Kenya are now saying he's 100 percent American."
Letterman always had a snarky, mean, nasty streak to him. When he said what he did about Sarah Palin's daughter on TV, he showed his true self and it wasn't pretty.
I hear you.
Since I gave up late night TV when Johnny retired, I never heard any of these words of understated wisdom...
If that day comes, everybody will be on their knees. begging for their lives or scratching in the dirt for edible bugs and roots to try to keep their kids alive.
The implication was that he was a raging egomaniacial a-hole in real life. We got to see that for ourselves over the course of his last 15 or so years on the air.
Yeah, the jokes were good; the premise is a lie.
You can knock off the spamming. I just breeze through them without stopping.
It became clear in the 1990s he was offing his interns and one of them he kept putting on camera to hand out free dinners when he asked the audience questions
Rembrandt. Another great! Beautiful!
I wonder if abstract artists like Picasso simply lack the ability and accept this fact and then paint in a style that hides their lack of ability. Just my opinion, of course.
I think that the engine in that car is from a WWII fighter?
I always wondered about the firing since Leno’s ratings were high.
I wonder if abstract artists like Picasso simply lack the ability and accept this fact and then paint in a style that hides their lack of ability.
A representation of reality by the great artists approached the fidelity of photography, but could go no farther. Perfection is perfection.
So how were new artists to make names for themselves if they produced perfectly what was already being done? There had to be a breakout. And since the current state was realism, the only way to go was surrealism, expressionism, and other non-representational styles. It had to happen.
And when photography matured, the demand for representational art fell drastically. The ‘isms’ were the state now. And after the Armory art show in New York, Deco shoved into line with nouveau, forcing new artists even further out until arriving at the end, non-representational art. Monkey, elephants, and toddlers now produced art, and in one case, in an art museum, the sculpture art piece was delayed, and people actually thought the empty plinth was an artistic expression.
So, no, it wasn’t lack of ability at first, but now in poetry, sculpture, painting, and prose ability is elitist and probably white supremacist.
I like a slow acting enema. It gives me time to read so I can post coherent replies instead of responding with the first flippant and grade school sarcasm that comes to my single malt poisoned brain.
Because they’re morons.
The only hole in your theory......the Left is far, far, far more ignorant than Freepers.
I "read and observe" constantly, and have all my life...but my interests are in science (PhD/Chem) and history. IMO, art would be far better off if Picasso had never been born.
There’s no hole in my theory. The right ignores and disdains artistic creativity and now we have two or three generations of people who brag that they do not understand or appreciate modern art the way fools once argued that they didn’t understand or appreciate impressionism. My recent use of the words “Les Demoiselles D’Avignon” was called “mumbo-jumbo” by someone on FR who didn’t even know I was using a place name.
Happily, the dogs bark and the caravan moves on.
Current Communist Goals :
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
Lol. Explains it all. Picasso was a communist! Thanks. :)
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