Dave Letterman is now officially the Keith Olbermann of late night talk. Between his schmoozfests with any liberal-leaning guest, he uses his cutting sarcasm on any invitees espousing conservative values. The latest example of the former was his lovefest with whacky science czar John Holdren. The second time he’s appeared on his show, no less. Holden’s the dude that believes in mass sterilization and forced abortions for population control and takes global warming hysterics to another level.
I was a huge, I mean huge, fan of Letterman when he started, until his political opinions started appearing in his monologues and “interviews”. I went to see his show in NYC and was a regular viewer for many years. I was really disappointed to see Leno get the Tonight Show job over him because I thought Letterman was funnier and wouldn’t be the kiss-up that Leno was to his guests. Well, Dave ended up doing the same with anyone on his show that had his political views (i.e leftist ones, and it wouldn’t hurt if you threw a barb at one of the George Bushes).
I miss the days of Chris Elliott as a regular in The Guy Under the Seats, Stupid Pet Tricks, and throwing stuff off a five story building.
Conan is the best. He keeps the politics out and he keeps it funny.