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Well, that certainly didn't take long!
Only a few hours ago Stephen Colbert was announced as David Letterman's successor, and already the right side of the political spectrum has expressed their anger at this decision. This time, it was conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh who spoke out
against the decision CBS made to replace the legendary David Letterman with the beloved Stephen Colbert.
On his radio show, Limbaugh stated, "CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America. No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatives, now it's just wide out in the open. What this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny and a redefinition of what is comedy."
Limbaugh even asserted that the world is not looking like it'll improve. Rush wants the wholesome comedy of Johnny Carson and David Letterman but it seems the masses prefer the edgier comedy of Stephen Colbert, which he clearly finds disgraceful. What Rush seems to be forgetting is that in his day, Letterman was also incredibly edgy and had his fair-share of harsh critics. Look at Letterman now three decades later; he is retiring an absolute legend.
Funny how it is Rush Limbaugh who is suddenly an expert on comedy, right? Let's just say when becoming angry over the decision, he couldn't even say the name of the person he was criticizing correctly...
As the story of Colbert's promotion developed over the last few hours, it has been confirmed that the character Colbert plays on his Comedy Central
show will officially be retired, and he will portray himself as he is on late night television. It seems that many conservatives will still take the opportunity to criticize Colbert anyway. The question is, who will riff on those conservatives now that Colbert is gone?