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  • Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s View of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show

    08/03/2014 1:37:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Kevin McVicker
    For decades, The Tonight Show has served as a barometer for the country. Johnny Carson’s monologue was used to skewer politicians and celebrities every night. Appearing on The Tonight Show was the pinnacle of national celebrity. When Jay Leno succeeded Carson in 1992, he not only had big shoes to fill, but also had increased competition that Carson never faced. While David Letterman, the host of Late Night left NBC for CBS after being denied The Tonight Show position, other talk show hosts like Arsenio Hall hit the airwaves. Dave Berg, one of Leno’s top producers, chronicles this transition and...
  • Vindicated-Jay Leno and Michelle Obama confirm: it’s okay to oppose Sharia now.

    05/16/2014 5:09:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 16, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - VindicatedPosted By Robert Spencer On May 16, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Victory is at hand! All the freedom-lovers who have been assailed for years with claims that their opposition to jihad mass murder, Islamic supremacism, and Islamically-justified wife-beating, female genital mutilation, honor killing, stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, devaluation of women’s testimony, and all the rest of it constituted “racism,” “bigotry,” and “hatred” can now come in from the cold. As hard as it is to believe, opposing jihad terror and Sharia are now “in.” Everybody’s getting in on it.Fox News reported last week that the Beverly...
  • Jay Leno to host award ceremony in Israel, quips John Kerry is not welcome

    05/09/2014 7:55:50 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 09, 2014 | No Attribution
    Jay Leno sees a small silver lining in the recent collapse of U.S.-backed Mideast peace talks: It should make his job just a little easier when he performs in front of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later this month. "I guess any American that's not John Kerry is more than welcome there right now," Leno said.
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Jay Remembers the Three-Wheeled Car- 'The Shotwell'-Jay Leno's Garage

    02/11/2014 6:10:08 PM PST · by virgil283 · 21 replies
    "Ten years ago, I received a letter from a man named Bob Shotwell who lived in a small town in Minnesota. He knew that I liked old cars from watching me on television. And he wanted to give me one. He recalled that he asked his father for a car as he was about to graduate from high school in the early 1930s. But his dad replied that if he wanted a car, he should build one. So, 17-year-old Bob scrounged parts and made his own car. It was a little three-wheeled coupe powered by a 77.2-cu.-in. four-cylinder 1931 Indian...
  • Cruz Does Boehner No Favors (Boo-hoo)

    02/11/2014 3:10:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 10, 2014 | Humberto Sanchez
    After championing the Affordable Care Act defunding strategy that led to the government shutdown in October, Sen. Ted Cruz continues to do Speaker John A. Boehner no favors — and some of Boehner’s allies think the tea party Texan should mind his own business. Cruz in recent weeks has undermined Boehner’s approach on both immigration and the debt limit — the two biggest issues the Ohio Republican has been trying to navigate through his conference. As Boehner unveiled his leadership team’s immigration principles at the House GOP’s retreat two weeks ago, Cruz and his staff simultaneously torched the push for...
  • Jay Leno Unbound: Is the folksy Tonight Show host a secret conservative? No, but he plays one on TV.

    02/08/2014 8:18:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Published July 13, 2013 Reprinted February 2014 | Michael Walsh
    Congratulations to President Obama on being reelected president of the United States. Turns out it is not all bad news for the Republicans. It seems that depression is covered by Obamacare. As Jay Leno nears the end of his nearly 22-year run as the host of The Tonight Show, the lantern-jawed comic with the thick Boston accent finds himself in an unusual predicament. Having won the War of Johnny Carson’s Succession (1992), successfully fended off a challenge from upstart Conan O’Brien during a brief interregnum (2009–10), and gracefully bowed to the inevitable with the accession of Jimmy Fallon to the...
  • Jay Leno’s final monologue: “I’m going to have to sign up for ObamaCare”

    02/07/2014 7:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s changed in 22 years? Jay Leno took a look back at the years since he first took over hosting duties at the Tonight Show in 1992, and offered a few quips about the differences. Weiner jokes are still just as funny, only now they’re about Anthony Weiner, who Leno skewers almost immediately. Perhaps Leno wanted to look back, because looking forward means trying to deal with his unemployed status — and that means ObamaCare, Leno tells the audience (via CNS News):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Leno provides another bookend by talking about Hugh Grant, whose appearance in 1992...
  • Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show': Obama Appoints Him Ambassador To Antarctica While....

    02/06/2014 11:28:48 PM PST · by onyx · 62 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 6, 2014 | LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
    LENO SIGNS OFF “I don’t like goodbyes – NBC does – but I don’t care for them,” an emotional Jay Leno said, kicking off a star-studded final broadcast show as host of The Tonight Show. “Tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to be fired three times — I get the hint,” Leno joked to a friends-and-family studio audience as he ended his 22-year run Thursday night. It’s his second very-last-time-as-host — having been pushed aside in 2009 by NBC to make way for Conan O’Brien, who lasted seven months.“I’ve got to tell you, the outpouring...
  • Jay Leno: Mr. Nice Guy

    01/28/2014 8:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Anyone in the news business will tell you that a side benefit is the diverse number of people one gets to meet. Jay Leno, who leaves "The Tonight Show" on Feb 6 after a 22-year run (retire is not the right word in his case), is one such person. The circumstances surrounding our first meeting involved a column I wrote 15 years ago in support of his wife's activism on behalf of Afghan women. Jay and Mavis Leno invited my wife and me for a visit. Things progressed from there. Last October when we attended the show, I asked him...
  • Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense'

    01/25/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Hillary Busis
    How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan O’Brien? The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. “I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News.
  • The key difference between Jay Leno hosting George W. Bush vs. Obama

    11/20/2013 10:34:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    George W. Bush was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. While I was certainly one of the many who felt Bush fatigue by the end of 2008 it's not hard to admit I miss having him around knowing the amateur hour that followed him...
  • 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body': George W. Bush presents Jay Leno...

    11/20/2013 5:27:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-20-13 | Snejana Faberov
    Full Title: 'There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body': George W. Bush presents Jay Leno with the comic's life-like portrait while appearing on The Tonight Show to talk about his life after presidency Former President George W. Bush returned to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night to talk about his life away from the spotlight and bid farewell to his favorite late-night host. Looking trim in a grey suit and red polka-dot die, a beaming Mr Bush, 67, told Mr Leno, who is being replaced by Jimmy Fallon in February, that he wanted to see him before he...
  • Leno gets a lesson in Cruz control

    11/14/2013 7:42:32 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 14th, 2013 | Jane Chastain
    Jay Leno is a car aficionado. He collects them. He knows them. He works on them and delights in driving them. However, Friday night the junior senator from Texas gave the late-night comic a lesson on one option he may have missed: Cruz control. I am a big Leno fan. I’m rarely up that late, but I tape his shows and watch his opening monologue the next night for laughs. His political jokes are sometimes over the top, but, for the most part, they accurately reflect what is going on in Washington and give us some much-needed comedy relief. His...
  • "Serious" TED CRUZ rocks TONIGHT SHOW with "Bad Jay" LENO [PHOTOS, analysis, FReeper "after party"!]

    "Serious" TED CRUZ rocks the TONIGHT SHOW with "Bad Jay" LENO [PHOTOS, analysis and FReeper "after party"] From PAULA BOLYARD's wonderful article on pjmedia.com: Compare and Contrast: Leno Interviewing Obama and Cruz Does Jay have a double standard? On Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his first appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno, allegedly in his last season as host of the Tonight Show, has not been known as a particularly partisan entertainer, so it was surprising to see him go "Candy Crowley" on Ted Cruz... -- snip -- ...Some on Twitter compared Leno to a...
  • [re: TED CRUZ] What drove JAY LENO to the Dark Side? Bribes, blackmail, assimilated by the BORG?

    11/10/2013 8:54:11 PM PST · by RonDog · 74 replies
    Calling all CREATIVE FReepers: I need YOUR help! I'm working on the "after action" thread for our recent "Tonight Show" FReep, andwhat I'm looking for is the "perfect" METAPHOR to describe what happened to the generally affable Jay Leno to cause him to transform into such a PARTISAN HACK. Here's SOME of what I have been brainstorming: Dr. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde Anakin Skywalker goes to the Dark Side Stepford WivesZOMBIES demon-possessed"They got to him." assimilated by the BORG black-mailInvasion of the Body SnatchersManchurian CandidateRobert the Bruce betrays William Wallace Charlie Gibson condescends to Sarah Palin Candy Crowley sandbags Mitt...
  • Cruz: Reagan Would Fit In Perfectly with Today's Conservative Grassroots

    11/10/2013 9:12:48 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | 9 Nov 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went on the Tonight Show and said Ronald Reagan would feel at home in today's conservative movement, comparing the grassroots revolution that has powered his rise with that of the 1970s that Reagan led.  When host Jay Leno suggested Reagan would not fit in today's conservative movement, Cruz said, "I don't think that's right at all."Cruz told Leno that "Reagan led a grassroots revolution," and the country's economic situation now is awfully like the late 1970s when there was "economic stagnation" and people were "hurting because government policies under Jimmy Carter weren't working."He noted...
  • Ted Cruz to Jay Leno: 'What I'm Trying to Do is Do My Job'

    11/09/2013 12:15:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/08/2013
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made his late night television debut Friday, where he and Tonight Show host Jay Leno talked about his opinions on Obamacare, same-sex marriage and his future ambitions. Leno wasn't easy on the freshman senator, who has become one of the loudest critics of Obamacare, and whose efforts to defund the president's health insurance plan was one of the factors leading to October's partial government shutdown, CNN reports. "Don't believe everything you read," Cruz told Leno, in response to questions about complaints from both Democrats and Republicans that he is "aggressive, arrogant and abrasive." "What I’m...
  • Senator Ted Cruz to be on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" [Live Thread]

    11/08/2013 6:27:18 PM PST · by RedMDer · 398 replies
    Nov. 8, 2013 | Self
    That's right. Ted Cruz to be on Leno tonight. Looking forward to FReepers comments as they are always informative and many are very humorous at the same time. Buckle up FReepers. I'm sure that Ted and Jay will keep us both informed and entertained. Stay tuned or set your DVRs (NBC). This should be great. Go Cruz! Hopefully, this is posted early enough to give FReepers time to plan on watching or recording. I will do both :) TONIGHT 11:35/10:35c Mariska Hargitay, Senator Ted Cruz Musical Guest - Gavin DeGraw The LA Chapter is in the Audience led by Ron...
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Makes TONIGHT SHOW Debut Tonight

    11/08/2013 8:05:46 PM PST · by mylife · 33 replies
    www.broadway.com ^ | 11/8/13 | MSM Leno
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be making his first late-night appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (11:35 p.m. ET/PT weeknights) when he visits on Friday, Nov. 8. The senator will take to the "Tonight Show" couch to discuss the recent government shut-down, the debt ceiling, the gridlock in Washington and the current state of the Republican Party. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" features a nightly monologue (the longest in late night), news-making guests, and ongoing comedy segments, including "Headlines," "Jaywalking" and "Battle of Jaywalking All-Stars." The result is a unique and humorous look at the daily...
  • Leno: ‘Obama’s Better Off Smoking Crack Than Passing ObamaCare’

    11/07/2013 9:31:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Leno: ‘Obama’s Better Off Smoking Crack Than Passing ObamaCare’ By Noel Sheppard | November 7, 2013 | 09:57 Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment took quite a hit on television Wednesday. After Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood mocked it during the Country Music Association Awards, NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno said the President is “better off smoking crack than passing ObamaCare” (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAY LENO: And President Obama saw gravity today - not the film, his poll numbers, not good. [Light laughter] Latest polls show President Obama's approval rating down to 39 percent. And Toronto mayor...
  • Only the fed. government could come up with a website that's slower than sending something by mail

    10/29/2013 3:18:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    Leno elaborated: "Here's my favorite part: The president said yesterday that if it's taking too long and you're having trouble you can bypass the website and enroll by mail. Only the federal government could come up with a website that's slower than sending something by mail. Isn't that amazing?"
  • In case you missed it: Jay Leno's hilarious put-down of Obama's press conference

    10/13/2013 7:47:33 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 12 replies
    I hadn't seen this posted before. Really, really funny...Leno's getting better and better as he nears the end of his show. He's also far more willing to criticize Obama. Link below...
  • Government Shutdown Jokes…and the Sick Joke of Obama’s Shutdown Strategy

    10/09/2013 8:52:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even though it’s an uphill battle, I’m glad there are some lawmakers willing to fight Obamacare. They realize a hard battle today could help save America from genuine fiscal crisis in the future. I don’t know how this government-shutdown battle (which is morphing into a debt-limit battle) will end, but I’m hopeful the taxpayers get some sort of victory. The 2011 fight over the debt limit, after all, gave us sequestration, which has been Obama’s biggest defeat. Heck, maybe in this year’s fight we can even keep the government shut down long enough that people realize that we can do...
  • SALON: Sorry, conservatives, Obama didn’t gaffe on Leno

    08/10/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    SALON ^ | 08/09/2013 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    SNIP SNIP The narrative here would seem to be that Obama is dumb and doesn’t even know basic geography. But no one really believes that and even Obama’s most ardent critics have never questioned his intelligence. Instead of the hapless dunce in the mold of liberals’ anti-Bush caricatures, conservatives see Obama as a conniving radical. Or an out-of-touch, former law professor, ivory tower elitist. Either way, not dumb. Ted Cruz said today that he modeled his campaign after Obama’s because it was so smart and effective. Meanwhile, “downplaying the threat of terrorism” is plainly not a gaffe — it’s an...
  • ABC, CBS and NBC Morning Shows Bypass Obama's Gaffes on Jay Leno (Watch Video Clips)

    08/10/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 08/08/2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President's verbal mishaps. ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s This Morning and NBC’s Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston, and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics. First up, on the August 6...
  • Jay Leno's heart to heart with Obama

    08/07/2013 5:38:50 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • The gaffe Obama made with Jay Leno that's going largely unnoticed...

    08/07/2013 2:14:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2 | The Looking Spoon
    I didn't watch the interview, I was going to. I had it all set on my TV...then right as the Tonight Show was beginning I turned it off. I truly had better things to do at 11:30 at night and I didn't feel like suffering self-inflicted aggravation.I'm sorry I missed it, this graphic would've been made sooner.Apparently it's unfortunate more people don't die from terror attacks...at least relative to car accidents.Only someone from a political party that gets excited about abortion would say something that stupid.
  • Are Late-Night Comics Becoming more Balanced?

    08/07/2013 1:54:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/06/2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Over the years, I’ve shared lots of political humor from the late-night talk shows. Much of this humor is left leaning, but I can appreciate good jokes even if they’re at my expense. In recent months, though, I’ve speculated that there’s been a shift away from Obama, especially on the part of Jay Leno (see here, here, and here). Well, it seems that I was right in sensing a change. Here’s a report from Fox News about a new study. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats are providing...
  • Obama visits Jay Leno: ‘Odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of....

    08/06/2013 7:59:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    Obama visits Jay Leno: ‘Odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident’ Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News 1 hour ago LOS ANGELES - President Obama wrapped up his Western swing with an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show.” In a wide-ranging interview with the late night talk show host, Obama discussed recent terrorist threats, Hillary Clinton, the NSA controversy and whether the U.S. might boycott the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Russia. "The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in...
  • Celebrities join prison hunger strikers in protesting isolation

    07/29/2013 11:15:39 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 27 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Paige St. John
    Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Jay Leno have joined prison hunger strikers in calling for an end to California's use of solitary confinement to control prison gang violence. The civil rights crusaders, singer and late-night comedian are among those who signed a letter sent Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The letter calls isolation units "extensions of the same inhumanity practiced at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay." The letter to Brown, to be followed by a demonstration Tuesday at the Capitol, was arranged by the National Religion Campaign Against Torture and local supporters of the prison protesters. The organization,...
  • The Twilight of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!” It’s the sort of joke that is rapidly becoming a staple of Leno’s monologue. (On Monday’s show, riffing on the royal baby, he confided that he was “a little bummed out,...
  • The Twilight Of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 24, 2013l | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!”
  • Predict Jay Leno's "Carlos Danger" Jokes Tonight

    07/23/2013 4:59:44 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    Self | July 23, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, it's inevitable that Jay Leno will tell a bunch of Carlos Danger jokes tonight. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to predict the jokes that Jay will tell.
  • Late Night Libertarians

    07/21/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve already speculated that Jay Leno is a closet libertarian. If nothing else, the latest batch of jokes, courtesy of News-max, shows that he’s willing to go after Obama. Which is more than can be said for some of his competitors. Jay Leno Al-Qaida’s No. 2 man in Yemen was killed this week by a drone strike. He was doing a cover shoot for Rolling Stone and they were able to pinpoint him. President Obama told a group of school children that broccoli was his favorite food, and they believed him. Then he told them Obamacare would reduce the deficit and the kids...
  • NBC’s Rising Leno Dominates Kimmel and Letterman

    07/08/2013 11:41:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 50 replies
    Variety ^ | 7/8/13 | Rick Kissell
    He’s a little more than six months away from passing the “Tonight Show” baton — again — but Jay Leno is very much still on his game ratings-wise.
  • Leno: Obama to LGBT Crowd: ‘Americans Regardless of Sexual Orientation Will be Spied on Equally'

    06/15/2013 11:51:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 4 replies
    Leno: Obama to LGBT Crowd: ‘Americans Regardless of Sexual Orientation Will be Spied on Equally' By Noel Sheppard Created 06/15/2013 - 1:10pm Jay Leno continued his humorous attacks on Barack Obama Friday. Speaking about the LGBT Pride Month celebration at the White House, Leno joked during NBC’s Tonight Show monologue, “He promised that as long as he’s president, all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation will be spied on equally.” JAY LENO: And yesterday, President Obama spoke at an LGBT Pride Month celebration at the White House. He promised that as long as he’s president, all Americans regardless of their...
  • Who Would've Thought Obama Would Give Jay Leno His Best Zinger Ever?

    06/13/2013 12:05:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Crowd Erupts in Thunderous Applause When Leno Says Obama Should Close IRS Instead of Gitmo

    06/04/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/04/2013 | By Noel Sheppard
    Media members thinking the Republicans are overplaying their hand with the Internal Revenue Service scandal should pay attention to what happened on NBC’s Tonight Show Monday. When host Jay Leno joked that President Obama should close the IRS rather than the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, the audience erupted in thunderous applause (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): JAY LENO: President Obama says he’s renewing his efforts to close Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay? How about closing the IRS? Why don’t we do that? [Thunderous applause] How about shipping the IRS to Guantanamo Bay? That’s...
  • Is There Hope for Hollywood?

    06/03/2013 4:29:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The President seems to be on the verge of losing Jay Leno just like Lyndon Johnson famously “lost Walter Cronkite” after the Tet Offensive. The pointy-chinned funny man’s monologues have started picking at the administration’s scabs over Benghazi, the IRS and its general incompetence. After five years of Obama-fawning, a little comic accountability is certainly welcome. But the big question is whether there is any chance of disenchantment with the antics of the liberal establishment translating into a more conservative popular culture. Sure, the usual suspects are still acting out with their usual cluelessness. Voice-of-her generation Lena Dunham – and...
  • Jay Leno Unloads on Obama in Devastating 'Tonight Show' Monologue

    05/22/2013 5:12:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 22 May 2013, 12:42 PM PDT | Jay Leno Unloads on Obama in Devastating 'Tonight Show' Monologue
    President Barack Obama is a nightmare for political comedians. He's too cool, too smart, too ... good at this whole leadership thing. That was the bill of goods comedians sold us five years ago, an excuse which prevented them from mocking Obama as they did every previous Commander in Chief. Jay Leno wasn't buying that pile of horse manure. Leno has consistently tweaked Obama in his Tonight Show monologues since the early days of the president's administration, the same way Leno handled President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. This week, Leno turned up the heat to scorching levels...
  • Jay Leno Tears Into Obama Scandals: ‘Remember When His Biggest Embarrassment Was Joe Biden?’

    05/16/2013 7:29:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 15, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Jay Leno did not waste anytime before digging into President Obama for his sudden barrage of scandals during his Tonight Show monologue last night. The host tied together the controversies over Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives and the Justice Department wiretapping the AP into one larger narrative, asking, “Remember the old days when President Obama’s biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?” “They’re warning this could be a long, hot summer,” Leno began, supposedly referring to the California heat wave. “They’re telling everyone to cover up. And believe me, you don’t have to tell the Obama White House twice. They know about...
  • 'Gang of 8' Gives Middle Finger to Americans

    04/09/2013 3:29:03 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 11 replies
    WND ^ | April 8, 2013 | John Rocker
    Though the Associated Press will no longer call them “illegal immigrants” – Jay Leno put it best when he said they would be called “undocumented Democrats” – the Gang of Eight is bound and determined to set in motion an amnesty that will remake all of America into just another version of the failed state of California...
  • Fallon officially replacing Leno on 'Tonight Show'

    04/03/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2013
    Jay Leno has officially announced his retirement from NBC's "Tonight Show." As expected, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will succeed Leno in the spring of 2014 when "Tonight" moves back to New York, to 30 Rock -- 42 years after Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank. With Fallon, 38, NBC hopes to capture the younger viewers and compete with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who moved to an 11:35 timeslot in January. "Congratulations, Jimmy. I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy," Leno said in a statement. "If you need me,...
  • The Only Phrase AP Should Replace "Illegal Immigrant" With Is This...

    04/03/2013 10:45:05 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-3-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by this post at Newsbusters. The joke is not new by any means, but it's really remarkable that a major pop culture figure like Jay Leno was willing to use it.
  • Leno Taking Shots At NBC And Obama

    03/20/2013 5:00:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    Looks like Leno knows he's out so he's going scorched earth here. LOL "You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, and then they came into the United States and became NBC executives," Leno joked, as some in his studio audience gasped. "It's a fascinating story, a fascinating story. On Tuesday, Leno joked: "Did you hear about this? A 28-year-old woman from Serbia has a rare brain condition where she sees everything upside down. The good news? She's now been given a job at the White House as President Obama's...
  • NBCU Debates Timing of Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Debut

    03/20/2013 6:44:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1:14 PM PDT 3/20/2013 | by Kim Masters
    Sources say some network execs want to launch with Olympics in February; exec producer Lorne Michaels might want more time. It has become clear that Jimmy Fallon is going to become the host of The Tonight Show, but sources say an internal debate among key players is underway regarding the timing.According to these sources, some top executives at NBCUniversal are leaning toward a February launch to take advantage of the promotional platform of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Others, including Late Night executive producer Lorne Michaels, are said to have concerns about rushing the transition.STORY: Sources: NBC Discussing...
  • Leno: Maxine Waters 170 Million Job Loss Claim Explains

    03/02/2013 10:24:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) this week made another in a series of absurd comments actually claiming that 170 million people would lose their jobs if the budget sequester was enacted. NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno actually began his show with Waters’ claim Friday saying that it explains "why we’re in this situation in the first place" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): Jay Leno monolog on Maxine Waters After the opening theme and credits, Leno walked out onto the stage and said, “Welcome sequestration survivors. Yes!” “As you know, Congress did not reach an agreement,” he continued, “and...
  • Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?

    02/01/2013 1:16:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-2013 | Michelle Malkin
    January 31, 2013 Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman? Michelle Malkin Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and...
  • Maher: “The Bible Only Makes Sense if You’re Really High”

    01/09/2013 6:55:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2013 | Eric Scheiner
    During his appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show Monday, guest Bill Maher told the audience, “The Bible only makes sense if you're really high.” … When audience reaction to the remark was muted, Maher continued, “Touchy group tonight.” …