Notable Quotables: Hillary's Scandals = ‘Distractions’ and ‘Noise’

May 18th, 2015 9:05 AM
This week, as the Clinton Foundation scandal simmers, NBC travels to Africa to tout the "heartwarming" stories of the Foundation's good works, while CBS belittles the scandals as "distractions" and "noise." Yet, even as they protect Hillary, reporters deride GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina: "I don't think we would be taking her seriously at all if she weren't a woman."

Letterman Jokes Hillary ‘Would Be Happy to Delete’ Deflategate E-Mails

May 8th, 2015 12:42 PM
CBS’s Late Show host David Letterman made a quip during his opening monologue on Thursday that, considering all that’s going on with the New England Patriots and Deflategate, scandal-ridden presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “would be happy to delete” the relevant e-mails and texts for quarterback Tom Brady and the team. 

Letterman Gushes: ‘You Can Feel the Electricity’ When Obama's Here

May 6th, 2015 2:02 AM
During the opening monologue of Tuesday’s Late Show on CBS, David Letterman channeled his inner Chris Matthews in professing his admiration for President Barack Obama following his appearance on Monday’s program by declaring that “you can feel the electricity in the room” whenever he’s on the program. 

CBS Gushes Over Obama Saying Goodbye to ‘Comedy Legend’ Letterman

May 5th, 2015 9:13 AM
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning swooned over President Obama’s final appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, with the hosts heaping praise on the liberal comedian’s tenure at CBS. 

Letterman Uses ‘Top 10’ Segment to Mock Hillary’s Scooby Van

April 15th, 2015 2:18 PM
On Tuesday night, Late Show host David Letterman used his “Top 10” segment to list the “Top 10 things overheard in Hillary Clinton’s van."

Letterman: Ted Cruz Appealing to 'Extreme Right-Wing' of GOP

March 25th, 2015 12:20 PM
Discussing the presidential bid of Senator Ted Cruz with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday's CBS Late Show, host David Letterman described the Texas Republican motivating "extreme" supporters: "...he announced at Liberty College [sic], which is Jerry Falwell's place.... And that was, of course, purposeful, because he wanted to establish his – the base, the core of the extreme right-wing part…

Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

March 24th, 2015 11:41 AM
In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't…

Letterman Whines About Clinton E-Mail Scandal; Fallon Mocks Presser

March 17th, 2015 12:49 AM
In a contrast of how two network late night comedy hosts addressed the Hillary Clinton email scandal on Monday, CBS’s David Letterman whined about the attention and effort being devoted and given to the scandal while NBC’s Jimmy Fallon took to mocking Clinton’s long-winded, confusing responses during her press conference as to why she used just one account and one phone.

Olbermann on Williams' Whoppers: Heck, He Was in Iraq and New Orleans!

March 11th, 2015 12:55 PM
If this was intended as a defense of discredited NBC Nightly News anchor/fabulist Brian Williams, ex-MSNBC ringleader Keith Olbermann should have bitten his tongue instead. Appearing on Late Show with David Letterman last night, Olbermann described Williams as a friendly acquaintance of nearly 20 years and scrupulous newsman who takes "personal responsibility" for errors in his newscast, even…

CNN: Brian Williams's SEAL Team Six Tales Don't 'Pass the Smell Test'

February 13th, 2015 1:52 PM
Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN spotlighted another set of questionable accounts by Brian Williams regarding a supposed relationship with Navy SEAL Team Six. Williams claimed that he traveled with the unit into Iraq just three days after the 2003 invasion; that SEAL "friends" of his sent him a piece of the wreckage from the helicopter that crashed on the 2011 raid that killed bin Laden; and…

Brian Williams Cancels Thursday Night Appearance with David Letterman

February 8th, 2015 7:32 PM
Late Sunday afternoon, CNN’s Brian Stelter reported the latest information in the ongoing Brian Williams controversy with the news that the NBC Nightly News anchor has cancelled an appearance on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman after reports initially suggested that he was planning to use it to clear the air and answer the many questions surrounding him. The cancellation comes a day…

Flashback: Brian Williams Pushed Iraq Lie To David Letterman In 2013

February 5th, 2015 11:03 AM
On Wednesday night, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams apologized for falsely claiming to have been shot down over Iraq in 2003 but failed to inform his viewers that he had repeatedly promoted this lie in the past, including during an appearance on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman on March 26. 2013. Williams proclaimed that while in Iraq “two of our four helicopters were hit by ground…

10th Anniversary NBC Williams Promos Lauded 'Integrity,' 'Humility'

February 5th, 2015 11:03 AM
As Curtis Houck at NewsBusters reported last night, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is in serious trouble after he, in Houck's words, "admitted to not being aboard a helicopter that was shot and had to be rescued following RPG fire during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003." Williams's apology, also carried at Houck's post, only refers to the "mistake" he made "on this broadcast last…

Once Again, Nicolle Wallace Shows She’s Obsessed With Attacking Palin

January 27th, 2015 1:54 PM
On Monday night, Nicolle Wallace, former Communications Director for President George W. Bush and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign, appeared on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman and proved once and for all that she loves to criticize Sarah Palin. During her discussion with the liberal comic, Wallace mocked Palin’s intelligence and insisted that she “gave a speech this weekend…