CBS ‘declares war on heartland’ with Colbert pick

CBS ‘declares war on heartland’ with Colbert pick

[Transcript from 10 April 2014 radio show.]

Do you care what I think of Colbert getting Letterman’s gig?  (interruption)  You really care about what I think about that?  (interruption)  Well, I’ll give you the short version. CBS has just declared war on the Heartland of America.  No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatives.

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, and they’re blowing up the 11:30 format under the guise that the world’s changing and people don’t want the kind of comedy that Carson gave us or even Letterman.

They don’t want that anymore.  It’s the media planting a flag here.  I think it’s maybe the media’s last stand, but it’s a declaration.  There’s no unity in this hire.  They’ve hired a partisan, so-called comedian to run a comedy show.  So that’s what I think.

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