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Obama Scandal Fallout: Jay Leno Trounces David Letterman in May Sweeps
Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2013, 12:35 PM PDT | Chrisitan Toto

Posted on 05/31/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT by drewh

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, Leno also widened the lead over Letterman compared to last year, averaging 3.515 million versus 2.767 million for Letterman. That's a 27 percent advantage, up 16 percent from last May.

So, what changed?

Leno continues to hammer President Obama for his connection to several political nightmares, from the IRS hounding Tea Party groups to the Department of Justice eavesdropping on high-profile journalists. Meanwhile, Letterman is still focusing his comic firepower on the GOP, all but ignoring Obama as a target of mockery.

Audiences apparently want their late night hosts to do their job rather than protect the powerful.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: leno; letterman
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1 posted on 05/31/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Letterman is an Obama kook.

No longer funny...and I thought he was GREAT in my younger years.


2 posted on 05/31/2013 1:34:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: drewh

Letterman is still alive?


3 posted on 05/31/2013 1:35:42 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: drewh

WOO-HOO!


4 posted on 05/31/2013 1:35:50 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: drewh

Have Dave and Chris Matthews ever been photographed together? Just saying.


5 posted on 05/31/2013 1:36:34 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: drewh

How stupid does NBC look now?
I hope Jay moves over to Fox and trounces them all


6 posted on 05/31/2013 1:37:46 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: drewh

Leno understood that to get a wider audience, he has to start making jokes about the Commie freak in the White House..gee if only other Comics got the message maybe people would watch them..Letterman would NEVER poke fun at his messiah Obama, he is too busy making nasty jokes about Sarah Palin to ever conceive to say anything negative about his butt buddy Obama


7 posted on 05/31/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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8 posted on 05/31/2013 1:38:02 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: txrefugee

the last time I watched Letterman ,he put a meatball on an Xmas tree ,was he crapping on Christianity


9 posted on 05/31/2013 1:38:56 PM PDT by molson209
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To: drewh

Letterman is getting to be “nasty” as Conan. No longer watch either of them (although I watched them very rarely).

Go Jay! Move to FOX and hammer ‘em....


10 posted on 05/31/2013 1:40:09 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: RWGinger

Agree..give him a one hour show with an 11 PM start time..and he’ll destroy the news AND Letterman..


11 posted on 05/31/2013 1:43:06 PM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: RWGinger

Jay will make a fortune on FOX at 10PM, if he even needs the money anymore.


12 posted on 05/31/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Letterman's surely spending his time “gettin’ busy” with the hired help secure in the knowledge that he has an iron clad $10 million/yr contract (for five more years) and thereafter has a *very* comfortable retirement to look forward to.
13 posted on 05/31/2013 1:44:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: drewh

good point
he may not need to money but I think he will love sticking it to NBC


14 posted on 05/31/2013 1:48:49 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: drewh

Good, but don’t expect the majority of Americans to abandon their marxist in chief.
Their heads will be firmly back up their a$$es by Nov 2016.


15 posted on 05/31/2013 1:50:03 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: drewh

You mean Johnny Carson is not doing the Tonight Show any more?


16 posted on 05/31/2013 1:50:58 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: molson209

“the last time I watched Letterman ,he put a meatball on an Xmas tree ,was he crapping on Christianity”

couldn’t the term “Xmas” be considered as “crapping on Christianity”

It is IMHO


17 posted on 05/31/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Gay State Conservative

Letterman is gone, he sees the writing on the wall. Perhaps Conan will take over for him


18 posted on 05/31/2013 1:51:08 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Maybe Leno should have had the balls to do this in 2008.


19 posted on 05/31/2013 1:52:02 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Letterman was really funny when he wasn’t using his biting sarcasm towards the 50% of us who happen to despise our Constitution being used as fodder for the demon-crap-ic garbage disposal.


20 posted on 05/31/2013 1:53:16 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Fallon may be better competiton for Leno than Letterman, although there will be some time until Leno can go to Fox contractually


21 posted on 05/31/2013 1:53:42 PM PDT by drewh
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To: SoFloFreeper
No longer funny...and I thought he was GREAT in my younger years.

He was better in his younger years

22 posted on 05/31/2013 1:58:41 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: bmwcyle

I don’t recall Leno dumping on 0bama until AFTER the last election.


23 posted on 05/31/2013 1:59:17 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: drewh

Revealing what we always knew....that Larry “Bud” Melman was the REAL talent on that show.


24 posted on 05/31/2013 2:00:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

The only good thing I’ve seen him do is drum week. At least for that, he’s had on Stewart Copeland of the Police and Neil Peart of Rush. Despite Peart’s politics, I really don’t care because Rush is great, and he’s one of the best drummers in the world.


25 posted on 05/31/2013 2:05:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: drewh

Leno’s decided all Americans should be able to enjoy his show - even traditional Americans.

Letterman only wants liberals...


26 posted on 05/31/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: luvbach1

Letterman facade is the younger hipper late night guy but is three years older than Leno. David looks old and tired and his comedy is not fresh.


27 posted on 05/31/2013 2:09:53 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: txrefugee

How could anyone tell?


28 posted on 05/31/2013 2:11:11 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: forgotten man

Are you condemning Leno for ‘growing’? Come on - it takes courage to do what he’s doing in Hollywood. I’m impressed - you should be too.


29 posted on 05/31/2013 2:12:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: GOPJ

To paraphrase some former hippies....you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

THAT’S what I think is going on with Leno. He’s just astute enough to turn the wheel just a bit ahead of his audience.


30 posted on 05/31/2013 2:16:51 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: drewh

When my mother-—a dyed in the wool democrat who voted for him both times-—started bashing him for all of his “stupid scandals” then I KNEW things are bad! My jaw just about hit the floor.


31 posted on 05/31/2013 2:17:28 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: 11th Commandment
David looks old and tired and his comedy is not fresh.

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32 posted on 05/31/2013 2:18:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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33 posted on 05/31/2013 2:18:51 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: forgotten man

He did not.


34 posted on 05/31/2013 2:19:43 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: GOPJ; forgotten man

I know what forgotten man is saying, but I do like the sound of this change during his exit, it makes me almost wish that I could see the show, to see if this is really happening. Leno has always been a pleasant but committed lefty.


35 posted on 05/31/2013 2:20:07 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: drewh
Letterman lost his "funny" years ago and is just a liberal utopian "wouldn't it be cool" dreamer.

And he's probably just angry because he is married to an ugly fat girl and thats just cover.

36 posted on 05/31/2013 2:26:42 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: drewh

i tell you, abc could really pounce on this.


37 posted on 05/31/2013 2:28:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bmwcyle

yes.


38 posted on 05/31/2013 2:29:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Letterman was NEVER funny, IMO.


39 posted on 05/31/2013 2:42:16 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: savedbygrace
I disagree. When I was in college in the '80s, Letterman was THE show to watch. Simply hilarious. And I don't remember him being political at all.

Now he's just a bitter old queen.

What's up with the whole obsession with leftist ideas like gay marriage? And the VERY stale Palin and Bush jokes.

Jeez, even Johnny Carson gave up on Nixon jokes by 1975.

I know Leno is a leftist, but even he sees comedy gold in the Obama administration.

Ol' Dave is apparently not aware that there IS an Obama admin.

But Bush is stupid!

40 posted on 05/31/2013 3:40:13 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Izzy Dunne

What happened to Jack Paar? Is he gone?


41 posted on 05/31/2013 3:56:52 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Died in 2004.


42 posted on 05/31/2013 3:58:11 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

They don’t care about ratings, they care about liberalism.

Remember that next time someone says otherwise.


43 posted on 05/31/2013 3:59:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Johnny Carson? What happened to Jack Parr?


44 posted on 05/31/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: drewh

Leno saves all his money from the Tonight Show.... and lives off of his Vegas shows on the weekend. Leno is the hardest working man in show business...when his Tonight Show is off for a week...he goes on tour around the country


45 posted on 05/31/2013 4:57:59 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: ansel12
Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, "Thank God I wasn't on one of those planes." The sheepdogs, the warriors, said, "Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference."

One of my favorites (the above). Why can't you watch Leno?

46 posted on 05/31/2013 6:57:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: GOPJ

No TV access, I can use my DVD player and 13 inch TV and watch youtube things, but no TV stuff.


47 posted on 05/31/2013 7:12:09 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: drewh

Which is why Leno has to be fired.


48 posted on 05/31/2013 8:08:10 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: drewh

Letterman ceased being funny when he became a strident limousine liberal. They are after all not known for their sense of humor.


49 posted on 05/31/2013 10:06:50 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: drewh

This couldn’t happen to a more deserving scumbag than Letterman.


50 posted on 06/01/2013 5:05:39 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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