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Right Bemoans Possible Jay Leno Exit (too many anti-Obama jokes, Fox Network Interested?)
Politico ^ | 3/22/13 11:34 AM EDT | Patrick Gavin

Posted on 03/22/2013 10:55:19 AM PDT by drewh

Could Jay Leno become a new conservative hero?

In the bitter and gossipy duel between Leno and NBC (the “Tonight Show” host is set to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon, according to reports), some see political fallout in Leno’s fall from grace.

“Left cheering Leno exit typical, he dared to entertain and offer jokes for the other 50% of country. Unacceptable in ‘New America’…” tweeted Matt Drudge this week in the wake of news of Fallon’s ascension.

Fox News’ “The Five” speculated that Leno was suffering for his barbs against President Barack Obama.

“Clearly he pushed it too far,” said Greg Gutfeld said, half joking, on Thursday. “The network will send him to a reeducation camp for required therapy,” adding that Leno should poke more fun at Sarah Palin if he wants to keep his job.

Perhaps conservatives will be cheering when they hear this - Leno could land at Fox.

This from the New York Post on Friday: “The head of Fox’s powerful affiliate board — who represents the majority of the 206 Fox stations around the country, said yesterday he favors building a new late-night show — starting at 11 o’clock — around the departing ‘Tonight Show’ host. ‘If Fox were to present the right business plan, the affiliate board would be interested,’ Steve Pruett, the board chairman, told The Post.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
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1 posted on 03/22/2013 10:55:19 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

A Socialist characteristic: taking themselves very seriously and not liking divergent views. In the Leftist world, “diversity” (and any and everything else) is only a means of implementing Socialism. Afterwards, “diversity”, etc., is fine as long as it follows the party line.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 11:01:32 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: drewh

They hunt down all who dare wander off the plantation.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 11:02:37 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: drewh

Better than Red Eye!


4 posted on 03/22/2013 11:03:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: drewh

Is this really the reason Leno’s leaving? NBC didn’t seem to mind when Carson lambasted politicians. I guess they’ve changed since then ... as long as the bashing is directed toward the right it’s okay, but don’t bash the left?


5 posted on 03/22/2013 11:03:22 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: drewh

Don’t be led that Leno is anything more than a TV personality. Jay Leno is an entertainer and Jay is for Jay and nothing more.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: PapaNew

The Fox broadcast network is just as leftist as the others


7 posted on 03/22/2013 11:03:41 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KeyLargo

Matt Towery wrote on the conservative Town Hall website that Leno – despite being a liberal – is like “Barry Goldwater” when compared with David Letterman.

“…I know that Jay Leno, like most on network TV, is a self-proclaimed ‘liberal,’ but I could care less. Next to David Letterman, he looks like Barry Goldwater,” Tower wrote.

Towery described Leno as an “equal opportunity offender” comic, who doesn’t back away from poking fun at Democrats when it’s warranted.

“The critics generally hate Leno, because to them he’s too much a part of ‘average’ America. He doesn’t have the endless—and I mean endless — sarcasm of Letterman and actually refrains from attacking people. He’s not cutting edge. He’s too much the apple pie American. Oh and he’s too funny to a majority of Americans,” Towery wrote


8 posted on 03/22/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by drewh
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To: al_c

Consider the source: “Politico”


9 posted on 03/22/2013 11:04:42 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: drewh
I don't watch those shows, so I don't know much other than what I read.

As I recall, they all were anti-Bush/Reagan , pro Clinton/Obama, so I'm not sure taking on a late night talk show would be worth the investment if the host is not conservative all through.

A lot goes out when chatting with guests and the guests themselves are representative of the host.

We'll see.

10 posted on 03/22/2013 11:05:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: drewh

Saw a documentary on Johnny Carson recently.

After two grueling hours of viewing his self destroyed family and personal life, as is fitting for contemporary (entertainment, a few who knew him well chimed in with, “no one ever knew whom voted for; he was an equal opportunity mocker. Why would he want to alienate half of his audience?”


11 posted on 03/22/2013 11:06:18 AM PDT by stanne
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To: drewh

“…I know that Jay Leno, like most on network TV, is a self-proclaimed ‘liberal,’ but I could care less. Next to David Letterman, he looks like Barry Goldwater,” Tower wrote.”

Sounds like McLame.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 11:07:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: PapaNew

“Socialist characteristic: taking themselves very seriously and not liking divergent views. In the Leftist world, “diversity” (and any and everything else) is only a means of implementing Socialism. Afterwards, “diversity”, etc., is fine as long as it follows the party line.”

Yep.

Leno was about as down-the-middle as one can get.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 11:07:58 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: al_c

When Carson was there, NBC wasn’t fully owned and operated by the DNC/OFA.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 11:08:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: drewh

Why would the right “bemoan” anything about NBC?


15 posted on 03/22/2013 11:09:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

“Leno was suffering for his barbs against President Barack Obama.”

Yeah because empERROR Zero has thin skin and gets angry if someone refuses to blow rainbow platitudes up his marxist a$$.

I’m going to affix that target to the top of my truck now.... /sarc


16 posted on 03/22/2013 11:09:10 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: al_c
NBC didn’t seem to mind when Carson lambasted politicians. I guess they’ve changed since then

I'm quite sure that's the case.. In Carson's NBC era, they poked fun at all sides... nowadays, schwacking democrats is almost verboten.

17 posted on 03/22/2013 11:09:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: drewh

I wouldn’t get too excited about leno. He seemed to be one of the front men for the king during the election run. He’s doing this just to annoy his bosses right now who are about to give him the hook.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: al_c
Is this really the reason Leno’s leaving?

I'd say it's more likely all of his jabs at NBC. From one of this week's monologues, for example:

“According to several reports, scientists say they are getting closer and closer to being able to do Jurassic Park-style cloning of extinct species,” Leno told his audience. “Imagine that. Things that were once thought to be extinct could be brought back from the dead. So there’s hope for NBC. It could turn around.”

19 posted on 03/22/2013 11:11:45 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: drewh

You cannot make jokes about Obama...he has a very thin skin. That’s why I love FR!!!!!!!


20 posted on 03/22/2013 11:12:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: freeangel
Leno's wife seems to be the Obama bot in the family.

I doubt Leno really cares either way although he seemed to do a lot more pro-Obama jokes this election cycle

21 posted on 03/22/2013 11:12:50 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Diversity, diversity, shalt thou pursue!

Except in thought.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 11:14:41 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: KeyLargo

No kidding. Leno is a well known liberal here in CA.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 11:18:17 AM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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To: drewh

It looks like people are divided on this. In all honesty, I don’t watch him, and have only heard his jokes on other shows. He’s kind of funny. I find him more entertaining than Colbert for example.
He’d probably be a good fit for Fox. I mean, if Whorealdo and Bitter Queen Shep get slots, why not?


24 posted on 03/22/2013 11:19:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
I would wager Leno would beat all comer in total ratings on Fox at 11PM against Letterman, Fallon and Kimmel, and the local station owners know it.
25 posted on 03/22/2013 11:21:24 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Leno stinks at this point, whatever his politics.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 11:23:49 AM PDT by Hilda
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To: al_c
NBC didn’t seem to mind when Carson lambasted politicians.

That was long, long ago in a universe far, far away.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: drewh

““Clearly he pushed it too far,” said Greg Gutfeld said, half joking, on Thursday.”

No half joking there. He was dissing NBC full bore.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 11:34:12 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: al_c

“NBC didn’t seem to mind when Carson lambasted politicians.”

I was never able to understand Carson’s politics. Was he D or R?


29 posted on 03/22/2013 11:36:31 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Better than Red Eye!”

What is better than RE?


30 posted on 03/22/2013 11:40:46 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: drewh
“The critics generally hate Leno, because to them he’s too much a part of ‘average’ America.

Don't overlook the fact that Leno has committed the unpardonable sin against the left of collecting and
operating a vast array of fossil fueled cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and various combustion engines.

His collection of vehicles and automotive momorabilia has an estimated value of more than $50 million.

"Jay Leno's Garage" website


31 posted on 03/22/2013 11:45:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: drewh

“Could Jay Leno become a new conservative hero?”

...he would need to be conservative to be a conservative hero.


32 posted on 03/22/2013 11:47:15 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: edcoil

I bet he knew he had to fake it to get as far as he did. He played the lefties.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 11:47:22 AM PDT by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: Publius Valerius

Carson routinely gigged NBC. I’ll never forget the failed NBC series “The Montefuscos” only because Carson used it as a running gag for about three years. But like all communists, NBC and their masters in the white house have no sense of humor about themselves. So Leno must go. He was the last equal-opportunity mocker. Now it’s all party line humor, all the time.

These “entertainers” are just boot-licking court jesters, crawling on their bellies for the occasional pat on the head from their king.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 11:47:32 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Viennacon
He’d probably be a good fit for Fox. I mean, if Whorealdo and Bitter Queen Shep get slots, why not?

It would be perfect.

FOX could use something new on weeknights at 11:00 PM too.

The O'Reilly reruns after Greta goes off aren't exactly a big audience attraction.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 11:49:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

I agree, although then we wouldn’t get to laugh at Fox re-runs beating whatever MSLSD has on at that time. Who was it who got defeated by Greg Gutfeld re-runs?


36 posted on 03/22/2013 11:52:31 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: chooseascreennamepat
I was never able to understand Carson’s politics. Was he D or R?

Didn't matter on his show ... he targeted all of them.

37 posted on 03/22/2013 11:53:07 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Iron Munro

He looks vaguely like a brother of Sean Hannity here.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: KeyLargo
but I could care less

How much less could he care.? A lot less or a little bit less?

The moron can't speak English.

39 posted on 03/22/2013 11:53:25 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: drewh

Jay Leno is hardly a conservative (probably center-left). He just makes fun of people on all sides, like the old days of comedy.


40 posted on 03/22/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: stanne

After seeing Fallon slobber all over Obama I know who I won’t be watching.


41 posted on 03/22/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (And winter is coming.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat
His material could get more anti-Obama if he works for Fox, there is definitely an audience for this.

But will Jay's wife allow it?

42 posted on 03/22/2013 11:54:52 AM PDT by drewh
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To: KeyLargo

Bingo. Dead on.


43 posted on 03/22/2013 12:18:21 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: drewh

Leno is a hard core lefty.

http://www.alternet.org/story/19909/jay_leno%3A_i_am_a_liberal%2C_really

Jay Leno: I am a Liberal, Really
The late night host defends himself against charges of a conservative bias in a no-holds barred interview.


44 posted on 03/22/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnt for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Craig Ferguson rules. Proudly naturalized citizen, ceaseless critic of CBS on the air and just doesn’t give a crap whom he may offend.


45 posted on 03/22/2013 12:42:59 PM PDT by N-R-T (aka NewRome Tacitus)
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To: drewh

dump the fat guy from the five and put in leno, he’s a lib.


46 posted on 03/22/2013 12:47:58 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: al_c

he was a lib.


47 posted on 03/22/2013 12:49:43 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: drewh
A Socialist characteristic: taking themselves very seriously and not liking divergent views. In the Leftist world, “diversity” (and any and everything else) is only a means of implementing Socialism. Afterwards, “diversity”, etc., is fine as long as it follows the party line.

The telltale sign of those who have gained power by lies and coercion is their fear of "diversity" of thought and ideas. The truth scares them. Why? Because Socialist ideas and societies fair very poorly when tested against sound reason or actual historical record.

Mao is quoted as calling Christians "The enemy without guns." The Constitution, the truth, the Bible, natural law - all are enemies of big government and Socialism.

48 posted on 03/22/2013 2:34:49 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Iron Munro

Jay Leno comes across to me as just a regular guy.


49 posted on 03/22/2013 2:40:53 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: drewh

Watched some TV for awhile recently, after not watching for many years. Stayed in a motel for a few weeks with sat TV. My conclusion is that to be a male appearing on any kind of TV show right now, except for reality shows, you have to be gay.


50 posted on 03/22/2013 2:50:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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