Leno: Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Offered Show on MSNBC, Letterman: Offered Show on FNC

During this week, NBC’s Tonight Show host Jay Leno took a couple of noteworthy jabs at the anti-Bush mainstream media in America, on Monday joking that the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush was "offered his own show on MSNBC," and on Tuesday quipping that "he was so anti-Bush, at first people just assumed he was an American journalist."

By contrast, CBS’s Late Show host David Letterman used the episode to jab Fox News as he cracked on Tuesday that the "hot head" Iraqi journalist with "poor journalistic skills" was "offered his own show on Fox News." Below are transcripts of the relevant comments from this week’s Tonight Show on NBC and the Late Show on CBS:

#From the Monday, December 15, Tonight Show on NBC:

JAY LENO: Well, the interesting thing was the journalist who threw the shoe was immediately arrested and then offered his own show on MSNBC.

#From the Tuesday, December 16, Tonight Show on NBC:

LENO: As you know, President Bush took a surprise trip to Baghdad over the weekend. At a press conference with the Iraqi premier, a reporter threw his shoes at him, almost hit him. And the guy who threw the shoes, this guy was so angry, he was so anti-Bush, at first people just assumed he was an American journalist.

#From the Tuesday, December 16, Late Show on CBS:

DAVID LETTERMAN: Turns out this guy was a, described as a hot head, described as a hot head, and he’s a guy who’s an Iraqi journalist, and they say he’s a hot head with poor, poor journalistic skills. Hot head, poor journalistic skills. Well, no surprise, today he was offered his own show on Fox News. So go figure.