Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Top 10 Reasons the NBC Late-Night Disaster Is Great for Letterman


The mess that NBC has created around its late-night talk shows continues to benefit comic online videos.

While Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien have been using their fight as joke fodder over at NBC–which is owned by GE (GE) but was just bought by Comcast (CMCSA)–I think the best stuff has been coming from David Letterman of “The Late Show.”

And, in fact, the CBS (CBS) late-night talk show legend’s analysis of the situation–“Here’s the deal. Anytime there’s a big stink like this, and, believe me, here hasn’t been a big stink like this in years, it’s money. Don’t kid yourselves, it’s all about money”–was spot on and funny too.

Broadcast television networks execs have always been a great foil for Letterman and this scandal is the gift that keeps on giving.

Here’s a bunch of clips online now:





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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work