Thursday, January 14, 2010

David Letterman sketch compares Jay to Indian-killers

Have the late night wars gone too far?

Tonight's "Late Show with David Letterman" will air a brief video comparing Jay Leno to the early settlers who killed the indigenous Indians -- something that many historians believe was an act of genocide. What's next, someone trying to tie Jay Leno to Hitler? That hasn't happened yet, as far as I know (this "Downfall" parody shows Adolf to be a member of Team Conan).

Here's the narration: Jay Leno is middle America. He represents traditional American values, the things this country was built on, like killing Indians because you want their land. America's standing up for Jay.

Too mean?


  1. Anonymous said...

    well, I rarely watched to Jay since he made light of the OJ Simpson murder trial. I always thought he represented Conservative America, because of his many comments over the years. I never thought he was funny, just mean. You make a mistake when you say that our massacres of Indians were limited to the early Colonial period. We have been kicking them in the corner for more than 400 years now. Anyone who would make the claims you do, does not know American History. Conservatives like to rewrite our history, making it a glorious, noble one-- even glossing over slavery. I think this is because they hate to own up, to apologize because they think it is "anti American." So, yes, I DO put Leno in this camp that is in favor of stealing resources instead of paying for them.

  2. Andrew said...

    Lighten up, Francis.

  3. Talk Show News said...

    I never said that the slaughter of Indians was limited to any particular historical period. I mentioned "early settlers" because that is what is depicted in the Letterman video.

  4. Anonymous said...

    Man, a lot of sensitivity around here. Take it easy guy, nobody has denied anything or tried to re-write anything.

    But yeah, about the joke, now that you brought it to my attention, I guess it was a bit over the line in the "meanness" department.

    However, you have to admit its fitting, since the consensus seems to be that Jay is taking Conans show from him, just like the settlers did to the indians.

    I just read a joke by Leno this time(from his monologue), about Dave, and even I admitted it was funny: "EVEN DAVE LETTERMAN TAKING SHOTS AT ME. WHICH SURPRISED ME. USUALLY HE'S JUST TAKING SHOTS AT THE INTERNS. I COULDN’T BELIEVE…I WAS STUNNED BY THAT. IT WAS A SHOCK".

    Hahaha, burn!

    (Dave still wins tho. With his awesome Leno impression).


  5. wyldndn2010 said...

    I don't know who allowed such ignorance to be said on tv about the indians. I as an american indian don't appreciate the jokes about killing for their land. I far as i'm concerned our govt has stopped killing anybody for their land. Take for instance Iraq, afganistan. They are wanting this land for oil!!!not to fight terrorism. I suggest whoever wrote this stupid little joke to apologize very quickly.