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Limbaugh Blasts Colbert Hire [re For Letterman]: CBS Declaring "War on the Heartland"
Natiional Review Online ^ | April 10, 2014 | Josh Encinias

Posted on 04/10/2014 3:10:53 PM PDT by Biggirl

CBS’s decision to replace David Letterman with comic Stephen Colbert is an open act of contempt toward ordinary Americans, Rush Limbaugh says.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: cbs; colbert; davidletterman; limbaugh; rush; rushlimbaugh; stephencolbert
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1 posted on 04/10/2014 3:10:53 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I can’t imagine watching or listening to see BS…..


2 posted on 04/10/2014 3:12:18 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Biggirl

I haven’t really watched Letterman since his NBC show back in the old days, so this won’t change anything.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 3:12:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Biggirl

So, just don’t watch him. Until obama pens it into his ACA, we are free to watch or not. The ratings will decide if he stays or leaves.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Biggirl
who? ..and whom?

5 posted on 04/10/2014 3:14:53 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Biggirl

I watched maybe 10 minutes of Letterman the entire time he was on. I know I will cut back on my viewing time with Colbert as host.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 3:14:59 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: freeangel

And Letterman is the heartland? He hasn’t been the heartland since 1979.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 3:15:33 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Biggirl

I thought Letterman was kind of funny back in 1987.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 3:17:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Biggirl

Oh please. The only people that will watch are those that like nighttime TV. It’s an entertainment show. A bad one, but one nonetheless. What politics there will be will preach to the choir.

Most will just ignore the crap.

Limbaugh is King of Hyperbole. I haven’t taken him seriously in many many many years. Just another news entertainment blowhard.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 3:18:51 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Biggirl

It’s pricks like Colbert who has contributed significantly to the dumbing down of America and helped create the low-information voter. These young people lap up everything he and Jon Stewart says, and then when they’re called on it, they get to hide behind the clown nose.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 3:18:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Biggirl
Letterman, who has held his late-night slot with CBS since 1993, was known for having a subtle liberal slant to his comedy.

Letterman is a 'subtle liberal' like Genghis Khan was a subtle invader.
11 posted on 04/10/2014 3:19:33 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: Biggirl

You made him a millionaire America.

Boy does Colbert hate you. :)


12 posted on 04/10/2014 3:20:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Biggirl

I can’t see how Colbert is much different than Letterman.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 3:22:44 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Biggirl

Colbert likely won’t do his new show in character, so it’s a wash.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 3:23:38 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Biggirl

The last thing I watched on a Letterman show was a canned ham in a 90 ton press.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 3:24:55 PM PDT by tje
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To: Biggirl

One problem I just thought of -pols not “must” go on shows like this when running for President. I assume he is an obnoxious leftie, but given I’ve never seen him out of his character he plays, I don’t know just how bad he’ll be.


16 posted on 04/10/2014 3:26:13 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Biggirl

Letterman, Colbert, ugh, I wouldn’t watch either one.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 3:26:47 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Biggirl

I still miss Jack Paar.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Biggirl

Aren’t they declaring war on Asians, too?


19 posted on 04/10/2014 3:29:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Biggirl
To fit into the 11:30 time slot Colbert will have to tone down his act a lot.

Like Letterman, he'll be left-leaning, but he most likely won't try to rub Middle America's face in it.

20 posted on 04/10/2014 3:32:12 PM PDT by x
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To: Biggirl

If Rush is right, he’ll fail with dismal ratings. Rush should have said nothing and just let him fail. Don’t give him late night material.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 3:37:48 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: Biggirl

Colbert is a really creepy dude that never breaks character, and somehow gets really stupid kids to think he is actually delivering them “news”.

I expect yet another s*itty show full of cheap internet stunts and left-wing advocacy.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 3:40:58 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Biggirl

I doubt highly he’ll be doing the Colbert Report shtick, it doesn’t lend itself to the movie promotions that are 90% of late night talk. He’ll drop back to the comedy stylings he had before.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 3:42:41 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: Ted Grant

I would rather have seen Louie CK or any number of talented comics.

This guy? What the hell was CBS thinking? Outside of that dumb character he plays, he has nothing else.


24 posted on 04/10/2014 3:46:32 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: NewHampshireDuo
I still miss Jack Paar.

I still miss Steve Allen.

25 posted on 04/10/2014 3:47:37 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Biggirl

He won’t last long.


26 posted on 04/10/2014 3:53:47 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Biggirl

From the little bit of Colbert I’ve seen...he does an imitation of an obnoxious Ted Baxter type newscaster that is obviously BOR.

Then everybody says he’s mocking a conservative commentator.

Drives me nuts.


27 posted on 04/10/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dumbing down ? He started a PAC! Sure, he was playing it light, but he actually did it.


28 posted on 04/10/2014 4:04:44 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: RIghtwardHo

.....And yet he is still number 1 as a conservtive talkradio show host. That says something.


29 posted on 04/10/2014 4:08:11 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: tje

Me too. That was an awesome video. Far better than the Mr. Potatohead.


30 posted on 04/10/2014 4:10:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Biggirl

The only one worth watching is Johnny Carson. Is he still on?


31 posted on 04/10/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Steely Tom

Same. It was entertaining watching him throw things off buildings, like fluorescent light tubes and watermelons. I won’t miss him now.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 4:25:56 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Steely Tom
Then the novelty of watching an idiot speak in public wore off.
33 posted on 04/10/2014 4:29:12 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

“I still miss Jack Paar.”

Me too. I liked Carson also.


34 posted on 04/10/2014 4:32:15 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Biggirl

I never watch those shows so it doesn’t bother me the least. I will admit that I stayed up sometimes for Carson.


35 posted on 04/10/2014 4:38:43 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Jack Hammer

Thought they’d give it to Craig Fergusen, who I think is a quite funny and talented late nite host. Haven’t seen him do any preaching . . . just good comedy, good writing, etc.

His biggest problem is that he comes across as a very proud American (he’s an immigrant from Scotland) and says nice things about all people.

He’s a lot funnier than the other late-nite jerks, including the newest phony who had Her Royal Hind-Ass on his early show.

Any way the go, I won’t watch anyway.


36 posted on 04/10/2014 4:45:15 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Biggirl

How could Colbert be any worse than Letterman.


37 posted on 04/10/2014 4:46:56 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: irishjuggler
Letterman is a 'subtle liberal' like Genghis Khan was a subtle invader.

Well said - thanks.

38 posted on 04/10/2014 4:53:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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To: YHAOS

Steve Allen! I’d forgotten that he was the originator of the Tonight Show. What a genius! So much of the current format was his doing. He was so outrageously funny and he brought very funny people on to the show as cast members and writers. You could tune in his show and be assured that you would find yourself laughing out loud in spite of yourself. So many of the current crop are good for a chuckle or two but Steve Allen would put you on the floor laughing your pants off.


39 posted on 04/10/2014 5:04:23 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: Biggirl

Now I’m definitely not watching the show I’ve never watched!


40 posted on 04/10/2014 5:10:12 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: concentric circles
Steve Allen! I’d forgotten that he was the originator of the Tonight Show. What a genius!

Amen FReeper!
One of the best there ever was.

41 posted on 04/10/2014 5:13:45 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: laweeks

Yeah, I sure wanted CraigyFerg to get the slot.

I love that guy’s show...

Ed


42 posted on 04/10/2014 5:19:02 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: dforest

CBS is just stage for commie politics.


43 posted on 04/10/2014 6:01:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Parley Baer

I was pretty young when Jack Paar was on. A big part of the attraction, I think, was that it was a special privilege to be able to be able to watch the show. Usually my parents would let me watch the first 15 minutes if I was still awake but sometimes I could make myself invisible and make it much further into the show.

Yes, Carson was good also. After that, not so much.


44 posted on 04/10/2014 6:18:30 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: laweeks

Yup, Fergusen is really good.


45 posted on 04/10/2014 6:18:30 PM PDT by Bobalu (Four Cokes And A Fried Chicken)
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To: YHAOS

Yes, Steve Allen was great.


46 posted on 04/10/2014 6:20:06 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Biggirl

You can give it a French spin, but it’s still pigeon crap!


47 posted on 04/10/2014 7:00:18 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (I think the Administration would get more respect if they just went ahead and wore clown suits.)
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To: Biggirl

2-3 years, max.


48 posted on 04/10/2014 7:30:51 PM PDT by Lockbar (What Would Vlad The Impaler Do?)
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To: Biggirl

So they replaced one worthless pile of trash with another one. Johnny Carson passed over Letterman for a reason. He was not wrong.

I miss Johnny.


49 posted on 04/10/2014 7:49:25 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: laweeks

I like Craig Fergusen too; maybe they’ll give it to him after Colbert falls on his *ss.


50 posted on 04/10/2014 8:33:26 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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