David Letterman, once a titan among late-night talk show hosts, has devolved in the minds of many Americans into a bitter, partisan leftist. Currently the longest-serving host in his time slot’s history, Letterman recently announced his retirement effective next year.
While some, including venerable shock jock Howard Stern, have suggested shaking up late night by including a conservative host, CBS has apparently decided to swap one leftist voice for another.
Stephen Colbert, who has made a career of skewering right-wing commentators like Bill O’Reilly on his Comedy Central program ‘The Colbert Report,’ has been selected to replace Letterman upon his departure.
Though Colbert has gained a faithful following by depicting a conservative caricature, he will be hosting the new Late Show as himself.
“I won’t be doing the new show in character,” he told ABC News, “so we’ll all get to find out how much of him was me. I’m looking forward to it.”
Many conservatives who hoped for some political diversity in the talk show world, however, are not as excited.
Leftist Crank David Letterman to be Replaced by Leftist Crank Stephen Colbert: Shame, Ferguson is at least funny: http://t.co/BCK3cTLcRY
— MR. Marty (@gigg423) April 10, 2014
Colbert? Really? Why not just wait until President Obama is out of office and hire him to replace Letterman directly?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 10, 2014
Colbert: From liberal asshat pretending to be conservative to liberal asshat who gets to be honest about his asshattery.
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) April 10, 2014
Interestingly, Colbert recently had his own run-in with leftist activists despite his own political predilection. A campaign to cancel his program gained support on social media recently when Asian groups believed one of his skits was insensitive to their community.
It seems that controversy has subsided, however, as the general consensus among leftist elites is one of support for CBS’ decision.
Photo Credit: Facebook/Late Show with David Letterman
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