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Jan 5
Letterman: Funny or Fanatical?
I can’t help but give my two cents on the topic of Bill O’Reilly’s guest appearance on David Letterman. I have mentioned Letterman before. But I am not as impressed recently. letterman O'Reilly.jpg

I am a long-time fan of his show. I wrote a post a month back about Oprah’s celebrated visit to his show. I was disappointed that it seemed so contrived (by Letterman and Oprah). The exchange between O’Reilly and Letterman was far from contrived and was the most contentious that I have ever seen Letterman.

This blog is about Leadership and I try and view the events, knowledge and information that shape leaders and leadership the focus for all posts. I do not want to enter the political debate on this forum. There are too many others that have that piece of the Media covered.

But I found this exchange interesting and noteworthy and it is a major topic on the web currently. It shows the divisiveness of the country on the issue of the United States's continued presence in Iraq . Based on my knowledge, it is also the only time where Letterman has so vehemently flown the colors of his political flag. I certainly don’t watch the Late Show to learn about politics any more than I watch a show like O’Reilly’s (I don’t watch him) for humor.  Although sometimes the political commentary shows are funny.

Hats off to The Tension for providing an unofficial transcript and offering some straight-up analysis.

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As I watched this episode of Letterman, I was surprised at how pompous Dave appeared. He left O'Reilly with very little to say. Dave came off as very unfair and unbalanced. Maybe Dave sits around in his penthouse and doesn't turn on his t.v. Anyone who watches any kind of news coverage knows that there are many people who have unfairly attacked the Christmas holiday. Like our constitution, which repeatedly is threatened, both will survive their scrutiny by others and remain intact. Christmas will continue to be celebrated and our constitution will remain the law of the land. Neither David Letterman or Bill O'Reilly can influence me otherwise.

Note to Letterman and O'Reilly - Don't get Roberta riled.

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