Thursday, January 05, 2006

Slug and salt



At last, some good sense. David Letterman proves that a bit of common sense is all that is needed to destroy a political platform built on burning straw men and fighting paper tigers: the humiliation of Bill O'Reilly.

Most non Americans will have no idea who these people are (Letterman is a hugely popular chatshow host and Bill O'Reilly is a very prominent right wing TV man) but I found it interesting just because when Letterman applies a bit of common sense salt to O'Reilly's "PC gone mad" diatribe it just shrivels.

[Via TV squad]

5 comments:

AY said...

Made me laugh. We need a Letterman around here.

suzy said...

I saw that too - very funny. More of that kind of thing needed :)

roy said...

liberal though I be, I was wholly unimpressed by Letterman when I saw an extended clip of the interview.

buyo said...

Hmmm. I liked it. Suppose I am just heartily sick of all this "PC gone mad stuff", which seems more ubiquitous than the P.C It was a bit of mugging I suppose though.

doltrane said...

It was good sport - definitely a points win for Letterman in the PC round. The same tactic was not as successful for the rest of the interview, I thought, where more 'point by point' argument was needed.