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Right wing upset about Jay Leno's potential departure from Tonight Show

Well, this confirms that conservatives' sense of humor is underdeveloped. I like the idea of Leno on Fox, but his wife, Mavis, would probably kill him.

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. And Jezebel touched on Leno’s rough relationship with the coastal elites, describing him as “Middle America’s favorite late-night host.”

Fox News’ “The Five” speculated, if slightly in jest as is the show’s wont, 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.

Fox News’ Greta van Susteren wrote in defense of Leno on her blog. “In the last few hours I have read about NBC and Jay Leno. I don’t know if what I read is 1/2 true … all true … or even false … but I do think this could be handled better. Jay Leno deserves to be treated better — he has accomplished much and done a great deal for the network. I don’t know if it is NBC or the media but Jay Leno deserves better treatment than he appears to be getting. What do you think?”

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.

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,” Towery wrote.

by Anonymousreply 1603/26/2013

Ugh, I hate Matt Drudge. That slimy little closeted fucker can kiss my ass.

(Btw, Leno campaigned against prop 8 in CA so I'm surprised conservatives are defending him)

by Anonymousreply 103/24/2013

For someone who considers himself liberal, Leno certainly enjoys making fun of people for being gay.

by Anonymousreply 203/24/2013

As usual, they're insane and have a persecution complex.

Obama has been president since 2008, and probably started running for president in, what, 2006? That's seven years of Leno jokes. And as lame as they are, Leno poked fun at Romney, too. Why would the network go after him now?

I swear to God these people can only look at the world through their own crypto-political lens, and are forever detecting imaginary slights from people who don't even care they exist.

by Anonymousreply 303/24/2013

* actually, Obama has been president since 2009.

I'm sure someone will point that out, so I thought I'd get a jump on it.

by Anonymousreply 403/24/2013

Jay Leno has said in his monologue being stabbed in the back is new to him.

by Anonymousreply 503/24/2013

If Leno goes to Fox, will the tea baggers boycotting it ever laugh again?

by Anonymousreply 603/24/2013

Of all the trivia to fret over, sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 703/24/2013

Leno and his wife raise money for abortion groups. Any port in a storm,

by Anonymousreply 803/24/2013

What audience does Jay have since the Coco fiasco?

My family of old fart bigots did not like his risqué humor. They disliked Dave slightly less because he wasn't ethnic.

Younger folk jumped to TBS or the net.

by Anonymousreply 903/24/2013

Coco fiasco? It sounds like a baking disaster.

by Anonymousreply 1003/24/2013

NO, R10, they're fighting over the Coco Chanel fashion line. Or who will play Coco in a possible revival.

by Anonymousreply 1103/24/2013

Leno is not a liberal.

Howard Stern should go after these loons.

by Anonymousreply 1203/24/2013

Dave's a Jew. They enjoyed him more than Leno, a Scottish-Italian because he was 'ethnic'? What kind of bigots are they? Must have dementia.

by Anonymousreply 1303/24/2013

If you think Dave's a Jew, you need to have your Jewdar re-adjusted. He's as unjewish as you can get.

by Anonymousreply 1403/26/2013

Leno hasn't been funny in 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 1503/26/2013

Letterman is Jewish? Jeez. From the scotch-guzzling branch of the family from Indianapolis?

by Anonymousreply 1603/26/2013
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