June 30, 2004

Tom Brokaw Helpfully Corrects Prime Minister Alawi
— Ace

You know, there's a great amount of psychological import in having an Iraqi leader I can call Prime Minister. We're going to feel the effects of this more and more as we go. As others have pointed out, from here on out, Al Jazeera won't be able to run footage of Paul Bremer issuing orders; all the orders will be issued by Alawi, an Iraqi, speaking his native Arabic.

But anyway.

The MRC catches Brokaw "correcting" the Prime Minister of Iraq on Saddam's Al Qaeda ties (first item). Eh, what would Prime Minister Alawi know. He's just Prime Minister of Iraq and all, and just a man who's been opposing Saddam for 30 years, while Brokaw and his buddies at CNN were coddling him.

Check out the last item, too. Once upon a time I was rooting for Dave Letterman to get the Tonight Show slot; and then I rooted for him to trounce Leno. No more.

He stopped being funny around five years ago, at least. Actually, some say he stopped being funny during the whole NBC dispute in 1991-1992 or so. And now he's also a partisan shill in addition to being unfunny.

I'd suggest boycotting him, except it seems that most people already aren't watching him for non-political reasons.

As a country song (I think) says, Dave, when that Nielsen box ain't pinging, that's me not watching.

Posted by: Ace at 10:01 AM | Comments (8)
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1 Maybe G.W. should do a Top Ten List at his next press briefing "Top Ten Reasons I Should Have The I.R.S. Audit Cocksucker David Letterman Until His Ass Bleeds"

Posted by: sonofnixon at June 30, 2004 10:12 AM (2Pa3z)

2 Uhhhhhh...ya got any gum? HA-HA

Posted by: elbarto at June 30, 2004 10:38 AM (WzObh)

3 Would you sell me a hotdog?

You know, that Norm MacDonald impression was deadly. That was the first time that Letterman had been viciously mocked. When I saw that sketch, it really did change my opinions on Letterman.

All that stuff-- you got any gum, Would You Sell Me a Hotdog, the often interminable and pointless back and forth with Paul -- was stuff Letterman was really doing. Too much of his "comedy" was that "found comedy" schtick which was fun and novel when he first did it -- 20 years ago-- but which became increasingly predictable and not-funny. It's lazy comedy, really.

Watching that Norm MacDonald bit, I went from someone who loved Letterman to someone sitting there thinking, "You know, this stuff-- it's actually not very funny, now is it?"

Posted by: Ace at June 30, 2004 10:46 AM (iog7U)

4 I think you're wrong about Dave's politics. He's pretty evenhanded and I know he really admires the way the President handled 9-11. A lot of Dave's political sympathies are evident in delivery. His jokes about Clinton always revealed a real contempt for the man which I felt was visceral. Dave makes fun of the Pres. sometimes, but it's always good-natured and I don't believe he really thinks the President is dumb or corrupt. And his contempt for Moore is obvious. You're right about his not being near as funny though. I think he got tired after the move to CBS and slowly stopped caring. That found comedy of his has to always be rediscovered in order to stay fresh and relevant and funny. He stopped that proces a few years back.

Posted by: "Who is Joseph Poon?" at June 30, 2004 01:31 PM (qjAau)

5 Actually, the apathy and constant insults directed as Les "Lunch-With-Castro" Moonvez were quite funny for a while. I haven't watched him in a long time ,however, since I just can't stay up that late anymore.

But it's kind of natural for comedians to make fun of whoever is currently in office. Even if you like the person. Does he crack on Kerry at all?

Posted by: Smack at June 30, 2004 02:33 PM (CBDWx)

6 Guys, Guys, Guys.

Can I remind you of the Hillary interview?

And you're wrong that Dave gave credit to George Bush's 9-11 leadership. He gave credit -- all credit, with none for Bush -- to Rudy Guiliani.

. He's pretty evenhanded and I know he really admires the way the President handled 9-11

He gave a free ride to Moore, praising the film as mindblowing, then he did a top ten list calling Moore's film 97% true, and then, last night, he had on Joe Wilson.

Now, I don't know how he interviewed Wilson, having not seen it. But I've read he just allowed him to spin his tale without contradiction.

Dave also fell for the "North Pole is melting" phoney NYT story, and continued to pump it after even the NYT retracted it.

Posted by: Ace at June 30, 2004 02:38 PM (iog7U)

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