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By Kyle Drennen | March 7, 2014 | 4:15 PM EST

Appearing on Thursday's CBS Late Show aired early Friday morning, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw discussed the Russian invasion of Ukraine with host David Letterman and observed: "...when chemical weapons were used in Syria and they were discovered, I didn't think it was President Obama's finest moment. He said there's a red line, then he kept moving that sucker....[Vladimir Putin] might have taken the measure of President Obama and said, 'I may be able to test this guy'....it has that appearance." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

That analysis was prompted by Letterman noting: "And people are saying this [Russian invasion of Ukraine] is because of the negotiations, or the unilateral negotiations regarding Syria, when he [Putin] stepped in looking for weapons of mass destruction...and Obama had to sort of acquiesce that because it was not a bad idea. So now he [Putin] feels like he can get away with this. Is that part of it?" Brokaw replied: "Well, I think that's pretty astute."

By Jack Coleman | February 27, 2014 | 8:32 PM EST

Is this how Stalin charmed New York Times reporter/Soviet apologist Walter Duranty?

Former "Today" show co-host Meredith Vieira has become the latest example of a prominent figure in American media with a weak spot for an autocrat ruling Russia. Vieira appeared last night on "Late Show with David Letterman" and described covering the Winter Olympics in Sochi for NBC. (Video after the jump)

By Brent Baker | December 20, 2013 | 2:59 AM EST

Every year, in the days before Christmas, toy expert Shannon Eis goes on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman to show off the hot toys of the season. But this year, she was greeted Wednesday night by a “Grinch” Letterman disturbed by “$20 billion a year on toys. 20 billion dollars a year!”

“I wonder if we should take some of that money and put it elsewhere,” Letterman ruminated. “I don’t want to be the Grinch here,” he deflected before being just that, fretting “but people in this country need food.”

By Noel Sheppard | December 13, 2013 | 11:59 AM EST

The folks at CBS’s Late Show decided to give viewers a Christmas treat Thursday by playing a clip of the new film “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

In the 54-second clip, Roberts dropped six F-bombs while also saying four S-words (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 6, 2013 | 9:06 AM EST

As NewsBusters reported Monday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had been asked to do David Letterman's Top Ten List on the CBS Late Show election night.

Most of her offerings Tuesday were somewhat apolitical, but the top thing "You Never Knew About the House of Representatives" was "The Tea Party isn't nearly as much fun as it sounds" (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | November 4, 2013 | 12:58 PM EST

There are some key elections happening at the gubernatorial level Tuesday that people will be playing close attention to.

As such, the folks at CBS thought this would be a great time to bring House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on to the Late Show to present David Letterman's Top Ten List.

By Noel Sheppard | October 30, 2013 | 11:33 AM EDT

Are jokes no matter how distasteful acceptable when they involve former Vice President Dick Cheney?

Consider a mock video David Letterman played on the CBS Late Show Tuesday wherein Cheney briefly flatlines in the middle of a discussion on ABC’s This Week (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 12, 2013 | 2:31 PM EDT

Has President Obama lost David Letterman?

On the CBS Late Show Friday, the host aired a video he called "This Day In Obamacare Enrollment" in which people from different parts of the country were shown destroying their computers (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 5, 2013 | 1:37 PM EDT

It’s becoming quite apparent the American people aren’t as concerned about the government shutdown as the Democrats and their media minions would like people to be.

On the CBS Late Show Friday, when host David Letterman asked the studio audience if they were worried about the shutdown, they collectively said “No” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | October 4, 2013 | 6:21 PM EDT

It seems a metaphysical certitude the Obama-loving David Letterman didn't expect this response.

During the opening monologue of CBS's Late Show Thursday, when the host asked the audience, "How many folks signed up on the ObamaCare," not one person responded (video follows with commentary):

By Kyle Drennen | October 4, 2013 | 12:45 PM EDT

Appearing on CBS's Late Show on Thursday, NBC Nightly News 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 – they've been called the suicide caucus in the U.S. House, about 80 members.....right now they have a hold on the House of Representatives....because of this caucus, this cabal, nothing moves." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Letterman was eager to join in bashing the GOP: "If we wanted to blame someone....Would it be crazy Ted Cruz? Would it be – can we blame him for this?" Williams replied: "Ted Cruz is the leader of a lot of this."

By Kristine Marsh | September 17, 2013 | 11:30 AM EDT

The American media have long supported gun control, but they have increased their attacks on the gun industry since the Newtown shooting in December with a careful shift in the language they use. The media will most likely exploit the tragic shooting at D.C.’s Navy Yard to push the propaganda term.

While the commonplace “gun control” has an aggressive connotation to it, and rightfully so, liberals have attempted to replace it with the softer-sounding “gun reform” to make their agenda more acceptable. And the print and broadcast media have followed suit in adopting the expression. An Agence France-Presse piece, published just hours after the Navy Yard attack, called anti-gun Sen. Dianne Feinstein a “Senate gun-reform advocate.”