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    Cool Johnny Carson Teaches Modern Late Night Hosts a Lesson About Getting Political



    He was always on at a time when my eyes drooped so much it was hard to watch him.
    But he was funny!
    And he always had great talent.
    Was there a secret for his success? I suppose plenty. His timing was impeccable and he knew how to save a bad routine. He had a great eye for talent and he knew how to make the viewer feel welcome. Part of that last part, it could be argued, was the fact that he was about as ecumenical as a host could be.
    For all you knew, Johnny Carson could have secretly been a member of the John Birch Society or the Weather Underground. Hed never let on.
    This article also provides a CBS piece by Mike Wallace taking Carson to task. It is well-worth reading and shows exactly why I and other like me will have nothing to do with the current crop of late night hosts.
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    Haven't watched late night show since Carson retired, actually.

    Letterman was never amusing, or even interesting. Leno was too bland.

    And then COMEDY GOLS hit the White House and those hosts never really e en tried to make the most of the Clinton years.


    And, of course, SNL was never all that funny after this first season or two.

    Now all they have is hate. Who wants to watch hate-filled losers trying to be funny?
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    Carson was a class act who never needed to get political to hold an audience. That got started with Letterman and Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" during the Bush years.

    Now a number of these Late Night shows advertise that they are the place to get your Trump Hate on...........
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    I always thought the best Carson shows were those where the jokes were bad. He was funny as hell trying to dig himself out of a hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sled Dog View Post
    Haven't watched late night show since Carson retired, actually.

    Letterman was never amusing, or even interesting. Leno was too bland.

    And then COMEDY GOLS hit the White House and those hosts never really e en tried to make the most of the Clinton years.


    And, of course, SNL was never all that funny after this first season or two.

    Now all they have is hate. Who wants to watch hate-filled losers trying to be funny?
    Sometimes Mrs Bacon wants to watch those. I tell her it is worse than fake news as it masqurades as "entertainment" and the stupids think it is news. Straight propaganda.

    When she insist, I go out and count stars. If she wants to watch, I cant forbid it but I sure as hell don't have to watch it, either and I wont. She no longer watches it.
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