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Rush on Colbert Pick: 'CBS Declared War on Heartland of America'

Posted by on Apr. 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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Rush Limbaugh did not join the line of people congratulating Stephen Colbert on being tabbed to replace David Letterman as host of "The Late Show" after he retires next year.
On his radio program Thursday, Limbaugh said that by choosing the 49-year-old Colbert,
"CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America."

Limbaugh said that with a Colbert-hosted Late Show "no longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatism. Now it's just wide out in the open. What this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny, and a redefinition of what is comedy."

 
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Limbaugh called the hiring of Colbert, who made his mark satirizing political conservatives on "The Colbert Report" on cable television's Comedy Central channel, blatantly counters the values traditional America has sought in their television programming.

"They're blowing up the 11:30 format under the guise that the world is changing and people don't want the kind of comedy that [Johnny] Carson gave us, or even Letterman," Limbaugh said. "They don't want that anymore. It's the media planting a flag here. Maybe not the media's last stand, but it's definitely a declaration."

Limbaugh added that by hiring Colbert, CBS showed no interest in selecting a host that appealed to both sides of the political aisle.

"They hired a partisan, so-called comedian, to run a comedy show," Limbaugh said.



 

by on Apr. 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Apr. 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM
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Limpballs lives in assland.
Ednarooni160
by Eds on Apr. 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM
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Wonder how the asians that Colbert insulted with his comedy skit/tweets/whatever feels about this..

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM
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 He's a neighbor, yes?

Quoting -Celestial-: Limpballs lives in assland.

 

NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Apr. 11, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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Rush who? 

stacymomof2
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Lol. Did rush think he was up for yhe job or something? Colbert is funny and a good interviewer. I doubt it will be as political as his political satire show is. I thought I remembered rush spitting nails about letterman, back when he had his short lived tv show, because letterman blasted him about the Chelsea Clinton "white house dog" thing, now he is defending him?
Ednarooni160
by Eds on Apr. 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Doesn't everyone remember when Colbert called the women on CM "B*******..LOL

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2014 at 1:02 PM


Quoting Billiejeens:

 He's a neighbor, yes?

Quoting -Celestial-: Limpballs lives in assland.


sidesplittinglaughter

PamR
by Platinum Member on Apr. 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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Was Rush hoping to get the job?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2014 at 3:07 PM

 Why would he want that job?

I expect, like all decent people he shakes his head at the decline of America.

You're cool with the decline though, yes?

Quoting PamR:

Was Rush hoping to get the job?

 

KenneMaw
by Member on Apr. 11, 2014 at 3:36 PM

I really don't understand his point of view.  Letterman is much more of a liberal lover than Colbert.   Steven skewers each side equally as does Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.  

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