Skip to comments.Are These The Reasons Jay Leno Is Gone From NBC?
Posted on 06/28/2014 12:14:26 PM PDT by Stayfree
News is leaking out from Hollywood executives in-the-know that the Obama White House had been leaning on, pressuring executives at NBC for the last two years to replace Jay Leno because the comedian was criticizing President Obama every night. Obama didn't like it and considered it a racist attack on him.
THESE ONE-LINERS MIGHT BE THE REASON NBC GOT RID OF THE FUNNIEST MAN ON LATE NIGHT - JAY LENO. Of course NBC was on board when Jay Leno went after Republican George W. Bush every night for 8 years but they 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 Obama 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 Obama's 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."
I guess the White House Dummy was insulted by the truth...........
I would believe that pressures from the White House caused Leno to be terminated.
I would not put anything past this president or his henchmen. They are beholden to their liberal theology and Alinskyite tactics, to do whatever they want to get their way.
Leno should just be grateful that he only lost his job.
Wow, those are good jokes!!! I miss Jay Leno!!!
Nothing surprises from this low-life.
Leno made more jokes on Bill Clinton than either Bush, if I recall the analysis properly.
Also, Fallon is doing a good job lampooning Obama, at least occasionally.
I saw him in an interview recently where he said flat out that he was fired. He also said he knew it would happen eventually and he seemed not to care.
Basically he had enough money to do whatever he wanted the rest of his life and did not need to work.
Leno was beating that old child molester,Letterman,like a rented mule in the ratings.Pressure from His Royal Highness is,IMO,distinctly possible.
and his ratings skyrocketed
We can't have the mere peasants noticing the majority of Americans are laughing at the king. .
Nice position to be in, to have enough money to fund a nice retirement. It’s likely he didn’t care if he offended Obama or the suits at NBC.
I don’t watch these comedians very often, but, have gotten the impression that they treated Obama very differently than other presidents. It was open season on joking about Bush, but Obama was not joked about in the same manner.
He seems to be much happier playing with his car collection, and who could blame him?
Those were good one liners, knocking it outta the park over and over. “He was too busy NOT KNOWING about Bengazi, NOT TO KNOW anything about the IRS scandal!” If I had known Leno was being this up front and evenhanded, as comics used to be, I might have actually turned the show on to look at it.
If all the people who had been threatened, or lost their jobs, or threatened with worse, would come out and SAY IT - this would be amazing. When they lie low, they are still under his control.
Seriously, when you think about it, the line that was drawn for Obama by his media sycophants has helped bring him down!!
When other presidents (koff bush koff koff koff) got shredded each day by the media and ripped a new one by the late night comedians, they developed a thick skin. What choice did they have? They learned day by day to handle it and it became like water off a duck’s back and didn’t even hurt any more at some point. It made them tougher.
But the line was drawn around the Pooooooor Helplesssss Black President that no one should criticise him at all, all gaffes to be covered up, any jokes made about him would be made to make him look good. He relaxed into this soft treatment and grew softer, and grew to expect and need to be propped up and puffed each day in the media. When a few well placed witticisms were made to show some of the truths in his administration, he simply couldn’t stomach it! It hurt him tooooo badly.
So the coddling has actually hurt him! Made him weak and now visibly less of a leader and more of a self absorbed foolish tyrant. Firing an entertainer who probably voted for him twice!
Ha ha ha ha ha, the last laugh is indeed on you, mister president. Jay will be fine but you look like a wilted lily.
He’s gone because he announced his retirement... TWICE. And Fallon’s ratings are up. I like Jay, but his time was up. It was up the first time but he couldn’t figure that out.
Please explain the child molester reference.
No matter what the press says, they know this is so. We are constantly hearing on how abusive this WH is if they don’t like what you are saying. Every so often it leaks, even from lib outlets, that they have never seen such a restrictive WH.
Rush mentioned just the other day that no one tells jokes against the left wing on late night. Now we know why.
Yeah, when he's not "slow jamming" the news with Obama.
Although it didn't meet the legal definition of "child molestation" it is,IMO,just about the moral equivalent of it.In short Letterman was discovered to have had a long term carnal knowledge relationship with a female subordinate who was young enough to be his granddaughter.
I figure that if Dirty Harry can accuse Romney of not having paid taxes for 10 years I can accuse Letterman of being a child molester.
Well, he’s a narcissist so don’t think there was ever a chance for a thick skin for him.
Obama and the other democrats behave like bad 3rd graders.
Remember the Thomas Payne actor who was doing the u tube videos when ozero was first elected? He got called to some special meeting and was never heard of again.
I believe it. Comcast/NBC/Universal is totally in the tank for Mullah Baraq.
This approach is simply the manifestation of a thorough understanding of Alinsky methodology. They understand the power of ridicule, so while it is important to ridicule one’s enemies, the corollary is to ensure ridicule of one’s self is suppressed and dealt with as harshly and as quickly as possible.
You're right, and it made me think about the Edward Snowden affair.
In a recent recent Snowden TV interview, Snowden said ... "Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law."
Snowden has done a great service for America.
Gee, Hillary disses bossman, now Hollywood execs in the know about things NBC fire off about Barry’s hateful, tyrranical actions.
SCOTUS reverses Zero’s “recess” recess appointments with all the ramifications of undoing those appointments’ actions. That might bode quite poorly when a court-case against Barry shows conclusively that he has been ineligible. Would that fear be the real reason 0bambi tries to denigrate Bainer’s actions by calling it “a stunt”?
Let there be a flood of damning tell-alls!
NBC plays the long game with their 2nd most valuable franchise, The Tonight Show. (The most valuable is morning program Today.)
Leno’s ratings were solid, but number crunching showed his audience was getting older every year. Yes, he was growing his audience... but not the KIND of viewers NBC wanted. They don’t want old people.
So they fired him the first time and put ten-years younger Conan in the chair. (Leno announced his “retirement,” but he was fired.)
Conan attracted neither young NOR old, so he had to go. Jay came back. But that was just to stop the bleeding. Leno Redux was a placeholder. NBC never stopped looking for a younger guy to succeed him.
Enter Fallon. Convinced he could do what Conan couldn’t, NBC fired Jay a second time. (”He announced his ‘retirement.’” Again.)
Leno didn’t want to leave either time. He was forced out by ratings considerations. Not the raw number of viewers. But by the AGE of his viewers.
NBC believed the long-term profitability of The Tonight Show would be compromised by allowing Leno to remain in the chair any longer.
Those considerations are much, much bigger than who happens to be president. That had nothing to do with it.
“It just came out that President Obama brings a portable security tent with him on overseas trips so that he can read classified documents. He sets up a tent in his hotel room. Obama said it’s a good way to avoid being spied on while he keeps track of who he has spied on.” Jimmy Fallon
“President Obama celebrated his 52nd birthday yesterday. You can tell he’s getting older because he no longer supports President Obama.” Jimmy Fallon
“Another scandal hit the White House today. A report found that the government has been secretly collecting the phone records of Verizon customers. I knew something was up when I said, ‘You hang up first.’ Then my wife said, ‘No, YOU hang up first!’ Then Obama said, ‘Uh, how about you just hang up at the same time?’” Jimmy Fallon
“President Obama recently came under fire over the lack of diversity in his cabinet. Then Obama said, ‘You guys know I’ll be there, too, right?’” Jimmy Fallon
“The White House announced that the theme for President Obama’s inauguration will be ‘Faith in America’s Future.’ Which is proof that no one in the White House has ever seen ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’” Jimmy Fallon
Many more by others at:
When did that start? When he first took over for Conan he was praising Barry every night.
After that, I turned him off and haven’t watched him in years, admittedly.
Only about 2% in total. But they're up 34% in the 18-49 demographic, which presumably means that they've collapsed outside of that demo. I guess the network was looking for younger viewers.
Now THOSE are funny.
And not funny.
Now that we’ve had the opportunity to laugh at somebody having the guts to say what’s real, when do we as a country get the chance to cry over the fact that those things are real - right before we roll up our sleeves and work together as a people to CHANGE it?
When does the country get to cry over Obama agitating for a Muslim “protest” that killed 4 Americans - 2 of them bravely fighting to save the lives of others?
When do we get to cry over 20,000+ Manpads falling into the hands of terrorists because Obama decided to oust the Libyan leader who was providing the most intelligence on terror networks at the time, and open the pathway for Islamist extremists to take over the country? Well.... I suppose we’ll get our chance when one of those Manpads brings down a 747 every day for the next - what was it? 50 years?
When do we get to cry over the drug cartels coming in while the Border Patrol is changing diapers because of a “surprise” invasion that the regime was planning for 6 months ago? Oh... maybe when it’s one of OUR loved ones who is beheaded (the drug cartels just LOVE their terrorist allies’ methodologies) and thrown in a shallow mass grave. Or maybe when it’s one of OUR loved ones who gets a disease that was all but eradicated until now...
A laugh is good, and it’s good to be able to laugh in the face of this regime’s blatant criminality and enmity with “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.
But laughing at the open pits with the emaciated bodies from the concentration camps is ultimately not the right response - especially if the people running the camps are still operating freely and supposedly legally.
We need to laugh at the wit of the presentation, and then we need to fight. Together, with all our hearts and all our energy.
I don’t think Comcast is as in the tank for the left as some entertainment companies.
Comcast fired Keith Olbermaan off MSNBC the same day Congress approved their purchase of NBC/Universal.
What?? "Old" people are the ones with the money.We're the ones who have been gainfully employed for 30 or 40 years while the country's kids (and particularly grand kids) are on disability.We're the ones who can afford to fly...and buy a BMW...and buy expensive jewelry.
There's a risk in that. Young viewers can be fickle.
White, Christian, family man, Business owner, former military and this butthead says I am racist cause of it???
Hey obammy f-you you garbage.
Collapsing in the non-paying demos is fine if he’s up 1/3 in the money demo. 18-49 is the butter demo, that’s the people who spend money on what they want instead of what they need.
In a lot of cases, old people end up subsidizing their kids and grandkids, who make their own purchasing decisions.
Luckily Jay put away a little for a rainy day. He might not be able to buy as many rare cars now but he has a huge collection already.
There's plenty of opportunity yet for the Michael Hastings treatment. Jay owns quite a few Mercedes.
Oh, I agree with you. It’s madness. Ratings and advertising have nothing to do with solid math, statistics, or anything you can show to be true by the scientific method, although they LOVE to use lots of decimal points and abbreviations (HUT... Houses Using Television) to make it sound like your advertising dollar is well spent.
TV networks do not want old people watching their shows. Advertising agencies do not want to be associated with aging. Advertisers do not want their products to be perceived as being purchased by old people. It’s all about deep-rooted fear of aging in highly competitive industries.
His replacement , Fallon, bashes Obama just as much and is more talented than Leno IMO
“There’s a risk in that. Young viewers can be fickle.”
Like you said in an earlier post, Fallon has cratered the high overall rating Leno left him. He does well with the audience NBC wants.
But my parents won’t watch him. And they’ve got all the money.
It was madness to force Leno off the air with 8 million eyeballs a week tuned in. Are 8 million pajama boys watching Fallon? Nope.
It CANNOT be considered cool to mock obama! Leno had be removed from his perch!
“Letterman was discovered to have had a long term carnal knowledge relationship with a female subordinate who was young enough to be his granddaughter.”
Back here on Planet Earth, it has long been known that dominant, older, WEALTHY males often find very young females eager for a “relationship”.
For those who didn’t manage to stay awake in college, let me remind you this same pattern has been seen among the lower primates, that is a young/fertile female chooses a dominant male for the benefits.
And now you understand how welfare queens and gold diggers came to be.
> If all the people who had been threatened, or lost their jobs, or threatened with worse, would come out and SAY IT - this would be amazing. When they lie low, they are still under his control
Personally I’d like to hear fromObama’s hired assassins, the people that staged or helped psychiotic drug users engage in mass gun shootings, and anyone who helped forge documents or assisted on his flight path to power.
“Leno made more jokes on Bill Clinton than either Bush...”
In fairness there was a lot more fodder with comedy with Clinton.
It kind of bothered me how Leno made complete mayhem with the OJ Simpson trial. It was completely forgotten that 2 people had been brutally murdered.
So you believe that adult females are children because they are someone’s grandaughter?
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