Paul Shaffer Possibly Leaving Letterman
Popular late-night sideman says next two years might be his last
I like Letterman much more now that he took the gloves off and tells it like it is. Repubs are haters looking out for themselves and it's nice to have a humorous way to spread the truth. Same with the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. All the "sheeple" are really on the right-side politically but are too dumb too realize that they should be supporting the left side. Their "mostly" phony religious affiliations cloud the fact they are supporting the wrong candidates. Excellent propaganda machine on the Repub side leading the "ignorant" around by their noses. I guess Americans are no dumber collectively than many other countries, it just seems that way.
I'm sick to death of Obama, and even more put out by Letterman's pandering to the liberal/leftist agenda, at the expense of the public-at-large.
When Romney finally appeared on Letterman the other night, there was no sit-down discussion about issues or policy, only a clownish appearance, which Romney, or at the very least, his handlers should have dismissed out-of-hand as unacceptable.
Letterman, unique amongst ALL the late-night roundup of hosts, continues to shove his liberal tendencies down the public's throat, secure in the fact that his ratings are at the top versus Leno, since the ill-managed Conan-Leno-NBC fiasco soured viewers, and finally gave him, Letterman, the top numbers he'd craved for decades. You never see Conan, Leno, Ferguson, Kimmel or Fallon being SO overtly disrespectful and blatantly hateful toward one candidate over another.
What's disingenuous about it to me is that Letterman and all the rest of his ilk, the major players reporting the news to us on all three networks, ALL the celebrities on these shows AND most, if not ALL of the liberal politicians, are rich beyond the dreams of the common guy in the street. And yet, they all feel so cozy and hip putting down Romney as the big, bad, rich guy whose going to despoil America, and make his cronies richer at our expense.
Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing, because that's been the democrook's MO for a hundred- fifty years; pretend to be on the side of everyman, and silently change the system to their advantage, lining their pockets in the process.....
Oh yeah, time for that a_s-kisser Schaffer, to go!
It sounds to me like the whole show is getting eased out anyway. Letterman, in all, has been here as long as Carson. There's rumblings that Craig Ferguson will eventually be in the 11:30 spot. Therefore, when Paul goes, Dave will too. That simple.
No host should be around that long, whatever their virtues. Judging from these posts, one's easily reminded of the old saying, "familiarity breeds contempt." Late night hosts are no exception. How long is it going to be before even Conan's hip quotient goes down? He hits the big 20 next year.
It's well known amongst people in the music industry that Paul is a talented musician/arranger. That said, he's a lousy side-kick in my opinion. The way he sucks up to Letterman is nauseating.. It's like watching a dog beg, "Imma good boy. Gimme me my treat." His attempts at humor fail miserably. It's like watching a high school kid try and do stand up comedy - it's actually embarrassing to watch.
Letterman has become so obnoxiously political, with his untrue and unbalanced anti-republican comments that I have to turn him off. And they're not even funny.
The ageism shown by some here is disgusting. Good comedy, and an intelligent talk show host has nothing to do with age. The TV viewing world cried when Johnny Carson retired. He never lost his relevancy, his political jokes were not only funny, he made equally funny jokes about both political parties and all candidates. He was as funny at 70 as he was at 40. Genius comedy, could handle any guest, made people think, made people laugh. And, he had guests on that were entertaining and not just there to plug their latest movie. Now, that's the only kind of guests we're expected to suffer though.