Late Show http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21025/all en Bill Maher Compares Mitt Romney to a Jellyfish; ‘Future Looks Bright If You’re a Spineless Glob of Goo’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/bill-maher-compares-mitt-romney-jellyfish-future-looks-bright-if-youre-spineless-glob-goo <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Appearing on Monday night’s<em>&nbsp;Late Show with David Letterman</em>, liberal talk show host Bill Maher joked with David Letterman and the audience about the drought in California (where he lives) and after suggesting that global warming was killing off fish and allowing jellyfish to thrive, he drew laughs from the audience when he declared that&nbsp;<strong>“[t]he future looks bright if you’re a spineless glob of goo. Which is why I say, Mitt Romney in 2016, ladies and gentlemen.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/bill-maher-compares-mitt-romney-jellyfish-future-looks-bright-if-youre-spineless-glob-goo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2016 Presidential Bill Maher cbs David Letterman Global Warming Hillary Clinton Late Show Mitt Romney Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:44:58 +0000 curtis.houck 47092 at http://mrc.org Before Being Obama Flack, Jay Carney Claims He Was 'Old-Fashioned Journalist' Who 'Didn't Take Sides' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/being-obama-flack-jay-carney-claims-he-was-old-fashioned-journalist-who-didnt-take-sides <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Appearing on CBS's <em>Late Show</em> with David Letterman on Wednesday, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney asserted that he had been a completely objective reporter for <em>Time</em> magazine before becoming a spin doctor for the Obama administration: "Right after the election in 2008, I was the Washington bureau chief for <em>Time</em>. And <strong>I was an old-fashioned journalist, not an advocate, didn't take sides in my job.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/being-obama-flack-jay-carney-claims-he-was-old-fashioned-journalist-who-didnt-take-sides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs David Letterman Jay Carney Late Show Time Magazine White House Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:44:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 46833 at http://mrc.org Don Rickles: Performing for President Ronald Reagan Was the ‘Highlight of My Life’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/don-rickles-performing-president-ronald-reagan-was-highlight-my-life <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Comedian <a href="http://www.donrickles.com/" target="_blank">Don Rickles</a> told David Letterman, on Friday’s <a href="http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/" target="_blank"><em>Late Show</em></a>, that “the highlight of my life was doing the Ronald Reagan Inaugural,” the 87-year-old (88 on May 8) recalled of his legendary career.<br /> <br /> He reminisced about how Frank Sinatra used his clout to overcome opposition to his inclusion by Reagan aides concerned Rickles would “make us all look like jerks.”</p> <div class='signature'><p>— Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brenthbaker" target="_blank">Follow Brent Baker on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/don-rickles-performing-president-ronald-reagan-was-highlight-my-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Don Rickles Late Show Ronald Reagan Video Sun, 04 May 2014 14:03:10 +0000 brent.baker 46160 at http://mrc.org O'Reilly: Colbert 'Built an Entire Career on Pleasing the Left,' Conservatives Won't Watch Him http://mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-colbert-built-entire-career-pleasing-left-conservatives-wont-watch-him <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Days after labeling comedian Stephen Colbert a <a target="_blank" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/04/10/oreilly-hits-back-colbert">"darling of the far left" and "ideological fanatic,"</a> on Monday, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly again called out the David Letterman replacement: <strong>"Colbert has built an entire career on pleasing the left.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/oreilly-colbert-built-entire-career-pleasing-left-conservatives-wont-watch-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bill O'Reilly Late Show Stephen Colbert Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:57:11 +0000 kyle.drennen 46007 at http://mrc.org Brokaw on Letterman: Syria Not Obama's 'Finest Moment,' Probably Emboldened Putin http://mrc.org/biasalerts/brokaw-letterman-syria-not-obamas-finest-moment-probably-emboldened-putin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Appearing on Thursday's CBS <em>Late Show</em> aired early Friday morning, former <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Tom Brokaw discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine with host David Letterman and observed: <strong>"...when chemical weapons were used in Syria and they were discovered, I didn't think it was President Obama's finest moment.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/brokaw-letterman-syria-not-obamas-finest-moment-probably-emboldened-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama cbs David Letterman Late Show Russia Syria Tom Brokaw ukraine Vladimir Putin Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:20:30 +0000 kyle.drennen 45708 at http://mrc.org NBC's Williams Tells Letterman GOP 'Suicide Caucus' 'Cabal' to Blame for Shutdown http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-tells-letterman-gop-suicide-caucus-cabal-blame-shutdown <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Appearing on CBS's <em>Late Show</em> on Thursday, <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Brian Williams ranted to liberal host David Letterman about Republicans in Congress being to blame for the government shutdown: "It's about a small – <strong>they've been called the suicide caucus in the U.S.</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-tells-letterman-gop-suicide-caucus-cabal-blame-shutdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams cbs David Letterman government shutdown Late Show Republicans Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:41:21 +0000 kyle.drennen 44639 at http://mrc.org Letterman Sinks to Denigrating Gun Rights Senators (Inhofe, Flake, Cruz) as ‘Stooges of the Night’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/letterman-sinks-denigrating-gun-rights-senators-inhofe-flake-cruz-stooges-night <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In a new low for David Letterman – on both a professional and comedic level – each night this past week he devoted a <a href="http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/" target="_blank"><em>Late Show</em></a> “Stooge of the Night” segment to a Senator who dared to oppose the gun control bill, a law which would have done nothing to have prevented the Newtown tragedy.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/letterman-sinks-denigrating-gun-rights-senators-inhofe-flake-cruz-stooges-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Audio David Letterman Guns Humor James Inhofe Jeff Flake Late Show Ted Cruz Video Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:48:19 +0000 brent.baker 43341 at http://mrc.org Letterman Admits to Oprah He Apologized to Palin So He Could ‘Go Forward Making Fun of Her’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/letterman-admits-oprah-he-apologized-palin-so-he-could-go-forward-making-fun-her <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Sounds like a personal vendetta ahead of genuine regret. CBS <em>Late Show</em> host David Letterman admitted to Oprah Winfrey, in an interview first aired Sunday night, that he backtracked after outrage erupted following a sex joke he told involving Sarah Palin’s then-14-year-old daughter Willow, not because it was highly inappropriate, but primarily so he could continue ridiculing Willow’s mother:</p> <blockquote> <p> I’ll tell you why I apologized.<strong> I felt like Sarah Palin was somebody I wanted to continue to be able to make fun of</strong> and I felt like if I don’t apologize, if I don’t sincerely express my regret, I will not be able to go forward making fun of her.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/letterman-admits-oprah-he-apologized-palin-so-he-could-go-forward-making-fun-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2008 Presidential Audio David Letterman Humor Late Show Oprah Winfrey Sarah Palin Video Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:52:58 +0000 brent.baker 42154 at http://mrc.org Actor/Comic Robert Klein Shrieks in Jubilation for Obama, Then Flips Off Ann Coulter: ‘This One’s for You, Baby!’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/actorcomic-robert-klein-shrieks-jubilation-obama-then-flips-ann-coulter-ones-you-baby <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Actor/comedian Robert Klein (<a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0458951/" target="_blank">IMDb page</a>) let loose on Monday night’s<em> Late Show</em>, roaring back with his fists raised, shrieking a loud, guttural “yeah!” to celebrate President Barack Obama’s re-election.</p> <p> And then he flicked his hand under his chin to flip off Ann Coulter as he exclaimed: “Ann Coulter, this one’s for you, baby!”</p> <p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/actorcomic-robert-klein-shrieks-jubilation-obama-then-flips-ann-coulter-ones-you-baby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2012 Presidential Ann Coulter Audio Late Show Robert Klein Video Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:22:24 +0000 brent.baker 41801 at http://mrc.org NBC's Williams Praises CBS's Pelley For Being In 'Dan Rather School of Journalism' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-praises-cbss-pelley-being-dan-rather-school-journalism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Appearing on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams heaped his idea of high praise onto CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley: <strong>"Scott grew up firmly in the Dan Rather school of journalism, which is a great tradition."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-05-15-CBS-LS-LettermanWilliams.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-williams-praises-cbss-pelley-being-dan-rather-school-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams cbs Dan Rather David Letterman Late Show Scott Pelley Wed, 16 May 2012 20:13:31 +0000 kyle.drennen 40102 at http://mrc.org