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And a really funny quote to start the day…

… this is the kind of thing that makes me realize why Obama is so far ahead of his critics. On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Obama joked about Donald Trump’s latest challenge:

“This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya. We had constant run-ins on the soccer field. He wasn’t very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America I thought it would be over.”

— President Obama

Looks like a lie can be exploded by a funnier lie.

 

Variety just broke this news from Conan O’Brien…

… He’s not willing to move the Tonight Show to 12:05. Here’s a clip from the longer article which just came out this afternoon:
clipped from www.variety.com

Conan to NBC: Drop Dead

O’Brien, who has kept his lips sealed so far over NBC’s decision to bump his show to midnight , other than cracking wise about it on “The Tonight Show” , is going public. And he’s not happy.

In a lengthy statement addressed tongue-in-cheek to the “people of earth,” O’Brien said he could not “participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. The ‘Tonight Show’ at 12:05 simply isn’t the ‘Tonight Show.'”

While NBC may argue that it hadn’t breached O’Brien’s contract , he is, in their mind, still the host of the “Tonight Show,” just at a different time , O’Brien will likely argue that the “Tonight Show” is whatever airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.

In other words, you can dress O’Brien’s show up and call it the “Tonight Show” , but with former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno back at 11:35, it’s a hollow title.

Such a semantic argument could make a huge difference as NBC and O’Brien potentially head into negotiations.

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