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Letterman, Leno Reflect American Political Landscape

Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 06:46 PM

By James Hirsen

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These days some late night comedians reflect the American cultural and political divide.

Take David Letterman, please.

Mainstream media critics heap praise on Lettermen because he is clearly on board with the Left-wing neo-socialist agenda. To continue his standing with the elite, next week Dave is having on President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on two consecutive nights.

And of course Letterman has been, and is, a willing attack dog for anyone remotely conservative. So he’s adored by the horde of media lemmings.

Jay Leno has had to buck rumors of being a Republican a few years back when he allowed his show to be used by Arnold Schwarzenegger to launch his then-gubernatorial campaign. And he wears a flag pin. The wine and cheese crowd loathes Leno.

Mainstream critics were also frustrated by Leno’s always scoring a chin above Letterman in the ratings race.

Leno's doing prime time now. His first show did more than four times the ratings of Letterman.

So the USA Today assaulted it as a “cut-rate, snooze-inducing rehashed bore.”

The L.A. Times said that after “Sixteen minutes . . . [of the new Leno show] it was difficult not to panic. This is the future of television?” the paper asked. “This wasn’t even a good rendition of television past.”

The New York Times sniffed that “it was startling to see how little difference there was between the new show and the old one.”

Those poor mainstream media elitists have to put up with Leno clobbering Lettermen, and now they also have to deal with comedy shows attacking them.

As more ACORN hidden camera videos emerge, the mainstream media is being criticized for being MIA on the story. But some of the strongest reprisals are coming from an unusual source, Comedy Central's “Daily Show” host, Jon Stewart.

In a segment on his show Stewart painfully admitted that “ACORN appears to be a corrupt organization that aids and abets criminals and gets millions of dollars in taxpayer money.”

He described the hidden videos that have been released as “an impressive expose,” asking the identity of the “the intrepid journalists who broke this story?”

Stewart asked, “Was it ‘60 Minutes’? The AP? That guy who gets the predators?”

Then he showed the pictures to the two 20-something independent journalists who made the videos.

“You're telling me that two kids from the cast of “High School Musical III” can break this story with a video camera and their grandmother's chinchilla coat?”

Stewart then slammed the press in closing, “I'm a fake journalist, and I'm embarrassed these guys scooped me. Let's get to work people.”

Meanwhile a feeble ACORN defense was launched for the hidden video that took place in San Bernardino, Calif.

In this one, Tresa Kaelke, an ACORN employee, told someone that she thinks is as pimp, that she once was an escort and got away with killing her abusive husband.

Kaelke quickly released a written statement saying she was just playing along with the undercover reporters and that she fabricated the story of killing her husband and working as a prostitute.

So a couple of San Bernardino police homicide detectives interviewed her at the ACORN offices. They then made contact with Kaelke's ex-husbands and it turned out that the rumors of their deaths were greatly exaggerated. However, the veracity of the story of Kaelke being a member of the oldest profession was not determined either way and probably will never be.

ACORN decided that Kaelke’s fabrication defense wasn’t enough of a response. So the group suspended Kaelke, while, as their California spokesperson assured the public that the group will “continue to investigate and understand what took place.”

ACORN claims to have put in place new policies for dealing with people entering their locations where if anyone comes into one of their offices and speaks of illegal activity the ACORN employee should report that to the police and ask them to leave.

This brings up a simple question.

What kind of an organization has to tell employees to call the cops if someone asks them for help in committing a crime?

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