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NBC Executive and Leno Said to Have Clashed Over Jokes
NYT via Drudge ^ | 15 Mar 2013 | BILL CARTER

Posted on 03/16/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT by shove_it

NBC has aggressively denied recent reports that it plans to replace Jay Leno soon as host of “The Tonight Show,” but the network’s top entertainment executive, Robert Greenblatt, recently stirred up a bit of a feud with the late-night star over jokes about the network.

Three executives close to the situation reported this week that Mr. Greenblatt had taken offense to monologue jokes Mr. Leno made last month in the wake of news stories about NBC’s ratings struggles and how the network had fallen into fifth place in the sweeps month of February — behind the Spanish-language network Univision...

(Excerpt) Read more at mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: leno; nbc
“For the first time in history NBC is going to finish fifth in the ratings period,” Mr. Leno said. “We are behind the Spanish-language network Univision — or as we call it here in Los Angeles: Cinco de Ratings.”

Doncha just luv it?

1 posted on 03/16/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

If you can tell a host to avoid jokes about the President, you can get him to avoid any subject


2 posted on 03/16/2013 7:31:09 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: shove_it

Fifth place??? That’s terrible. But then so is 95% of NBC’s programming. Just unwatchable garbage, unless you’re gay or a flaming lib or both.


3 posted on 03/16/2013 7:31:21 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: shove_it

Leno hasn’t been shy about spearing emperor Baraq Hussein the antichrist, so I’m guessing the libs in the NBC hierarchy were rubbed the wrong way.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 7:32:18 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: shove_it
NBC now regularly finishes first in the ratings in only three places: the evening newscasts, “Saturday Night Live” and Mr. Leno’s “Tonight” show.

So the top source of news for the masses is devout Baraqqi Brian Williams. That explains a lot in itself.

5 posted on 03/16/2013 7:35:47 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: shove_it

****...Mr. Greenblatt had taken offense to monologue jokes Mr. Leno made last month in the wake of news stories about NBC’s ratings struggles...****

So what was the difference between Leno’s jokes and the old LAUGH IN joke of news of the future, “when President Goldie Hawn requested that NBC stop the bombing”?

For those in the dark, at that time (1968-1969)the US was bombing North Vietnam to the chagrin of the leftists in the US.

NBC’s TV lineup that fall also bombed big time.


6 posted on 03/16/2013 7:37:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: OrangeHoof

Unless and until the trend of CMCSA (Nasdaq) changes, this will not matter one bit.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: shove_it; All

Personal life

Greenblatt is gay and is the first and currently the only openly gay broadcast TV president.[9]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Greenblatt


8 posted on 03/16/2013 7:47:09 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Explains a lot.


9 posted on 03/16/2013 8:25:34 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: jimbo123

Doesn’t sound like he is really happy.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 8:27:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shove_it.

I’ve come to like Leno a little, but the fact is, he’s not very funny, and the talk show format has now officially been done to death. He should add a “who’s the daddy?” DNA segment and give the Maury fans something to watch at night.


11 posted on 03/16/2013 8:27:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nascarnation

And that NBC would be willing to kill off the Tonight Show where they are first in that time slot would be just plain stupid. But then again, the alphabet networks haven’t been known to be Einsteins.


12 posted on 03/16/2013 8:29:14 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: shove_it

All humor has truth at its core.


13 posted on 03/16/2013 8:42:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: shove_it

Making jokes about the network on late night TV is a tradition going back to Steve Allan.

NOW it’s a problem?

Is this really about Leno making the occasional joke at the expense of the democrats?


14 posted on 03/16/2013 8:42:59 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’ll never forget one Laugh-In “News of the Future” where they predicted the fall of the Soviet Union to within a few years.


15 posted on 03/16/2013 8:45:02 AM PDT by DManA
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To: shove_it
Maybe NBC should change their programming to 100% gay instead of just 90%?

That'll fix it.

16 posted on 03/16/2013 8:47:53 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: DManA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYCvOmQLgS0

But there was one about the Soviet Union too.


17 posted on 03/16/2013 8:48:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: fatnotlazy

The homo NBC exec is fighting to save his job, but he’ll be gone a year from now.


18 posted on 03/16/2013 9:05:58 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I expect Jay has his FU money stashed away.


19 posted on 03/16/2013 9:26:01 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Makana

And if not, he could sell off his car collection.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 10:02:48 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, and if they do that they’ll yearn for the days when they were the fifth-place network. I don’t watch much TV these days, but I make it a point to avoid NBC.


21 posted on 03/16/2013 10:05:17 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: shove_it

I’ll bet it would be a real hoot to watch Leno “clash” with a flaming homo liberal. I’m pretty sure that the homo would be intellectually outgunned. LOL!


22 posted on 03/16/2013 10:31:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: AppyPappy
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23 posted on 03/16/2013 10:54:11 AM PDT by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: shove_it
So far, Mr. Leno has continued to win consistently in almost every rating category, including among viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, the chief target for late-night advertisers. Mr. Kimmel won his first week against Mr. Leno in that category, but Mr. Leno has won every week since.

Leno's also made a few jokes at the expense of Obama and liberals. My guess is that's the real problem with Leno ... He laughs at everyone - liberals conservatives all of us..

NBC is the network of 'we hate conservatives'. I suspect NCB executives are thin-skinned jerks with chips on their shoulders.

24 posted on 03/16/2013 11:35:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: shove_it

Leno, is a light weight compared to the way Johnny use to skewer NBC.


25 posted on 03/16/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by Despot of the Delta
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