Media Laud 'Groundbreaking' Gay Wedding on 'Conan

November 4th, 2011 10:44 AM
"Groundbreaking." "Memorable." "Big." "Remarkable." "Intimate." [?] "Wonderful." "Great." "History-making." "Go Coco!" The above statements were made by various media outlets upon learning of Conan O'Brien's intention to preside over the wedding of a gay couple during the taping of his show "Conan" in New York this week. O'Brien, who is celebrating his first year at TBS, is back in New York…

CBS's Rodriguez: 'Young Revolution a la President Obama' Would Boost C

April 13th, 2010 1:05 PM
On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez described how comedian Conan O'Brien could attract viewers to his new late night show on the TBS cable channel: "if he can get this young revolution, you know, a la President Obama, to follow him, that could be huge."Rodriguez made the comment after guest Dalton Ross, the assistant managing editor for Entertainment Weekly, observed that O'…

Scarborough: 'I Prefer My Dog To Leno

January 15th, 2010 7:16 AM
Ouch.  Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe:JOE SCARBOROUGH: You understand what I'm saying.  I prefer Conan to Leno.  I prefer my dog to Leno. That's just me: well, my dog's very funny.The irony is that--his personal preference for canine comedy notwithstanding--Joe went on to argue that from a business perspective, it makes sense to replace O'Brien with Leno . . .

CBS ‘Early Show’ Hosts: Palin Could Be Conan O’Brien’s Sidekic

January 13th, 2010 11:03 AM

Conan O'Brien: 'I'm Pregnant With Jay Leno's Baby

January 9th, 2010 1:57 PM
Conan O'Brien Friday humorously took on rumors surrounding his future on NBC's "Tonight Show."During his opening monologue, O'Brien addressed the chatter concerning Jay Leno and himself by listing a number of really preposterous rumors including:I'm pregnant with Jay's baby.Jay's pregnant with my baby.We're both pregnant with Tiger Woods' baby.Much as what Leno did the previous night, O'Brien…

NBC's David Gregory: 'Disappointing' Republicans Unwilling to Vote for

December 22nd, 2009 10:23 AM
Remember Barack Obama's pipe dream put forward during the 2008 presidential election cycle - that he was going to usher in an era of "post-partisanship" and change from "the politics of usual" in Washington? How's that working out? Not so well according to NBC "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory.  Gregory appeared on NBC's Dec 21 "The Tonight Show" and was asked by host Conan O'Brien about…

Sarah Palin Mocks 'Beatnik' William Shatner On 'Tonight Show

December 12th, 2009 10:26 AM
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin continued her historic climb into the hearts of Americans Friday by appearing on NBC's "Tonight Show" in a small cameo role.Host Conan O'Brien first brought out William Shatner to do a beatnik style reading of Palin's "Going Rogue" complete with music and bongos. When he was done, Palin surprisingly walked on stage to do her own reading from Shatner's…

Al Gore: Earth's Interior 'Extremely Hot, Several Million Degrees

November 18th, 2009 10:27 AM
For several years as uneducated sycophants in the media gushed and fawned over every utterance from former Vice President Al Gore, NewsBusters has informed readers of just how absurd the junk science he's peddling really is.Last Thursday, NBC "Tonight Show" viewers got a perfect example of how the Nobel Laureate basically makes things up, and that his poor grades in college were quite an…

HBO's Maher: Americans Too 'Stupid' So President Should Force ObamaCar

August 25th, 2009 12:29 PM
If smugness were a crime, they would put HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher under the jail.  On NBC's Aug. 24 "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," Maher expressed his frustration with President Barack Obama's inability to get health care/health insurance reformed and passed into law. "I think right now for example, this health care debate looks like it's - we could lose it because I don't think […

CNN's King: Williams Asking Obama to Plug Tonight Show 'Way Over the L

June 5th, 2009 1:53 PM
On Tuesday evening, the new host of the "Tonight" show, Conan O'Brien, got a great plug from President Obama all made possible by "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams (video embedded right).On Thursday, CNN's John King told WOR radio's Steve Malzberg that Williams asking the President to do such a promo wasn't from his school of journalism and was "way over the line." What follows is a partial…

Brokaw: Hasn't Been This Much Excitement for a New Prez Since JFK

November 13th, 2008 2:46 PM
The Obama-lovin' was in full bloom on Wednesday's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" when interim "Meet the Press" host Tom Brokaw actually said, "I don't remember this level of excitement for a new president since 1960 when Jack Kennedy was elected President of the United States."Now, in fairness, as I was born in 1960, I don't know what kind of excitement existed for JFK after that November's…

Late-Night Comics Attack Republicans By 7 to 1 Ratio

October 17th, 2008 5:09 AM
Not that any of us here could possibly be surprised -- I say that to head off the inevitable comments asking how we could be -- but a new study from the Center for Media and Public Affairs finds that late-night comedians attack Republicans far more than they do Democrats. In fact, the CMPA found a lopsided 7 to 1 ratio of Republican compared to Democrat jokes. "The total: Republicans, 286.…

John McCain on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien

July 19th, 2008 4:01 PM
John McCain joined comedian Conan O'Brien on NBC's "Late Night" Friday, and did very well:

CNBC’s Burnett Reveals Cramer 'Certifiably' Crazy; Why She Called Bu

January 18th, 2008 4:05 PM
CNBC "Street Sweetie" Erin Burnett revealed what some might have suspected about "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer all along. "[H]e's crazy - certifiably," Burnett said on the January 18 "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Of course, Cramer is a regular on NBC's "Today" and "Nightly News" as an expert on the economy. On December 19, Cramer appeared on "Today" and was very critical of Fed Chairman…