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Viral Video: The Long NBC Late-Night Nightmare Continues! (Well, for NBC, Not for Us!)

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Oh, it goes from bad to worse and to much, much funnier.

Here are a few new online videos about NBC’s best drama in years: The wrestling over its late-night lineup.

It looks like “The Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien will be gone soon, chin-checked out by former host Jay Leno, whose 10 pm show on the GE (GE)–and soon to be Comcast (CMCSA)–broadcast television network bit.

But O’Brien is biting back harder, as you will see, along with “The Late Show” legend David Letterman on CBS (CBS), who is moving into viciously hysterical routines against Leno, whom he seems to dislike.

Here are some of their latest videos:

[Photo courtesy of Mike Mitchell]


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald