Late Show

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.”

By Noel Sheppard | September 5, 2013 | 11:16 AM EDT

As NewsBusters has reported for years, David Letterman is one of Barack Obama’s biggest supporters on television.

You couldn’t tell that Wednesday, for on the CBS Late Show, the host said of the President’s flip-flop concerning a chemical weapons red line in Syria, “[T]he guy has learned how to bulls—t” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 29, 2013 | 4:59 PM EDT

David Letterman took a comedic swipe at George W. Bush and Barack Obama Wednesday.

Talking about what appears to be a looming American strike on Syria, the CBS Late Show host said, “It's going to be kind of an enjoyable switch for Obama. Now he can start a war that the next president will be stuck with” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 23, 2013 | 7:20 PM EDT

He only does four 30-minute shows per week and has far-lower ratings than his competitors, yet Jon Stewart is now the highest paid late night talk show host in America.

According to TV Guide, the host of Comedy Central's Daily Show is now making $25-$30 million a year.

By Noel Sheppard | August 23, 2013 | 11:48 AM EDT

As NewsBusters reported in June, tennis star Serena Williams thinks France's top 75 percent income tax rate "doesn't seem legal."

On the CBS Late Show Thursday, Williams took her criticism further telling host David Letterman that although she loves the city and spends a great deal of her time there, "I don't live in Paris. You know, they have that new tax rule which is like 75" (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 17, 2013 | 1:53 AM EDT

It seems even the CBS Late Show audience is tiring of Bill Maher.

On Tuesday, the HBO Real Time host was booed twice for tasteless jokes about the George Zimmerman verdict (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | June 27, 2013 | 10:29 AM EDT

Although CBS Late Show host David Letterman admitted that he had no idea what the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the Defense of Marriage Act meant, he still felt the need Wednesday to use the decision to bash conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.

“Earlier today, Rush Limbaugh's head exploded. It's crazy!” (video follows with transcript and commentary):