Brought to you mostly by Twitter of course. And some dude named Rush Limbaugh.
Here’s Rush’s reaction to the Colbert news. He’s not pleased.
CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America. No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American, conservative values,” Limbaugh said on his show shortly after the news broke on Thursday. “Now it’s just right out in the open. This hire is a redefinition of what is funny, and a redefinition of what is comedy. They’re blowing up the 11:30 format under the guise that the world’s changing and people don’t want the kind of comedy that Carson gave us or even Letterman, they don’t want it anymore. It’s media planting a flag here, it’s I think maybe, media’s last stand, but it’s a declaration.
It’s a full blown war on American values ladies and gentlemen! Because David Letterman represented all that was… conservative I guess.. in Limbaugh’s mind? I don’t think that Limbaugh ever watched Letterman..
Here’s the reaction from Stephen Colbert himself:
Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.
And David Letterman himself! (Let’s say himself some more, shall we?)
Stephen has always been a real friend. I’m flattered CBS chose him. I know they wanted another guy with glasses.
Now, let’s get to the people who really matter–the Twitter people.