It broke my heart to see David Letterman slip into being an anachronism this week after apologizing for remarks made in a monologue about one of Sarah Palin’s daughters.
That’s something the fair-haired Jay Leno would have done. But Letterman was the nation’s favorite redheaded stepchild, an irreverent and eccentric bad boy tossing stones at sacred cows. Now, he’s just another spineless comedian tossing out weightless apologies after somebody got their panties in a wad over one of his jokes.
Letterman has joined Jimmy Fallon as a new equivalent of Leno – a middle of the road, safe jokester without balls.
All hail the new kings of late night: Conan O’Brien and Craig Ferguson!