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Edwards on Letterman: "Representing the grown-up wing of the Democratic Party"

Great video. What do you think is the best part? The part where he says O'Reilly is full of crap?

If Edwards could do this every week, he should. Letterman was great, too.

NOTE If Obama had called Limbaugh out a year ago on the Muslim smear, like Edwards just called O'Reilly now out on one of his signature issues, we might not be dealing with that nonsense now. But no. Ponies for everybody!

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

he got schooled, media 'reality'-wise. a sort of reverse john stewart moment. he looked like he was begging, because he was trying to be too nice, and ask for letterman to be brave, when what he should've done is demand it. and not dropped it when david tried to cut himself down like that with less than funny self abasement. and he looks tired, but that's not surprising and i'm sure they all do.

but no, i'm wrong, and in our country it's more important to make people watching teevee smile and feel reassured that nothing is really wrong and we can laugh everything off with a joke or two. sigh.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

because i have learned one thing to be an absolute truth: when *i* really like something on teevee or in the movies, you are guaranteed, bet the farm on it, 100% of the time, that most of the rest of america won't.

anything that speaks to you and me so directly will seem Strange and Off-Putting to those fed a steady diet of the laugh track, which is presented to them as "useful political information."

i loved what he said and i'm proud of him. even though i don't think it helps.

*and even if i'm wrong in the above, letterman's obvious cowardice is the icon of the greater problem. no "media celebrity" like harpo or david will ever risk their comfort and careers and come out for, and use their far-reaching platforms, for a guy who speaks out about the poor and the need for the reform of big corporations. john did right to put him on the spot, but the reaction is plain to see: "ha ha ha, don't make me laugh."

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Submitted by intranets on

He doesn't want to rekindle the feud.

The episode was hailed by some as the "television event of the decade", and helped Letterman attract his largest audience in more than 11 years: 13.45 million viewers.[7] Although a much-rumored feud was said to have been the cause of the rift, both Winfrey and Letterman balked at such talk. "I want you to know, it's really over, whatever you thought was happening," said Winfrey.

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Submitted by bringiton on

The Oprah thing may have been a real snit to start with but both of them quickly realized the publicity potential and turned the whole matter over to the money-printing elves to be milked for all it was worth; after that, smiles all around. Fie on them both.

CD, smoke a joint, drink some wine, take a nap, find a discount Vietnamese beauty shop and get a pedicure, whatever, do something to take care of yourself, such a gloomy gus. Edwards did great and yeah he looked tired, so do Hillary and Barak and the rest of them. The only one who doesn't look more tired than when this started is Thompson, because he was worn out to start with.

CD, if you're really such a negative barometer then tell us who you favor in the Super Bowl so we can all bet the other way. :-)

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Submitted by Sarah on

you think there's a snowball's chance in hell the media will ever let my guys play in a Super Bowl?

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