Jay Leno‘s final joke….
Always one for a good conspiracy, is there something more sinister going on here than a mere retirement? Maybe I’m just always skeptical of things and seldom buy the “official” story.
But something just doesn’t add up about Jay Leno’s retiring.
Why replace the host of the most successful late night show in terms of ad revenue generated and ratings? Nor does Mr. Leno appear to be all that happy about leaving the show.
Could it be that Leno’s “mainstreaming” of the criticism of the Obama Administration on NBC – the Democratic Party’s chief propaganda network – is to blame for him walking the plank? Not to mention that former NBC parent company General Electric‘ CEO is one of the Obama’s biggest cheerleaders.
And that current NBC owner Comcast donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the President’s 2012 re-election campaign.
“Why is NBC getting rid of the number one guy?” Hall asks, adding that Leno is the “Michael Jordan of late night.”
I know that on occasion Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Saturday Night Live skewer the President, but nothing approaching the barbs thrown by Mr. Leno. And on sensitive issues like Benghazi, the Affordable Care Act, NSA spying and the IRS scandals, Leno has been absolutely vicious in his criticism of the President.
And Jay’s peers like David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and his replacement, Jimmy Fallon are comparatively silent in their criticism of the Prez. Although sometimes Jimmy Kimmel lets Obama have it.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” the old adage goes.
And clearly the Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno was far from broken.