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Letterman Jokes About the Death Threats Against Him on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 23rd 2011 5:18AM
'Late Show with David Letterman'Last week while David Letterman and the 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) were on vacation, he received online death threats from an radical jihadist group. When he returned this week, though, he didn't let that slow him down at all. In fact, it gave him enough material to dominate the monologue and take over the Top 10.

"Tonight, you people are more ... than an audience, tonight," he said in an opening. "You're more like a human shield."

He went on to say that while the State Department is taking the threat very seriously, he's far less concerned, indicating that he's been threatened countless times before. He then went into the "Top 10 Thoughts That Went Through My Mind After Hearing About the Threat."

In the Top 10 and when talking about it later, Letterman twice pointed the finger at his NBC rival. "They're looking into it. They're questioning, they're interrogating, there's an electronic trail, but everybody knows it's Leno," he joked.

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bc3353

If Dan Quayle had said "radical extremist" .....yuk yuk it must have been live....what a moron Dave is...er dumb moron I should say to pacify the redundancy-club patients.

August 23 2011 at 5:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
alycemd

Letterman has CLASS!

August 23 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ABBY

You're only off by two letters !

August 25 2011 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jbmbglen

You don't wish a threat like this on any one but I did notice that he did say radical extremist but never says the word Islamic. He ackowledges a "fatwa" but his ideology won't alow any tie to radical Islamic extremist. This is predictable when you consider our president and attorney general cautioned us to not jump to conclusions about Major Hassan even though he was yelling allhu akbar while shooting. I think it would help if moderate Islam would more publically condem these acts. I would love to hear from peacefull Muslims.

August 23 2011 at 2:30 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
dgreeneipl

David Letterman! What a madcap guy. A true comedian’s comedian.

Imagine taking time out from his demands of sex from female employees of his show (which he admitted to foil a blackmail attempt) to joke about death threats he’s received. We need more comics and late night celebrity show hosts like him. He’s what makes late night TV great. And he’s on CBS, former home of Dan Rather, that pillar of “all the truth that’s fit to spout” – oh, wait! That’s the New York Times masthead. I keep getting my libs confused.

August 23 2011 at 2:06 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
nerak2822

At the rate his arteries are hardening, they better hurry

August 23 2011 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
shar

Ah Come ON...NO One wants any one to have these kind of problems! There are alot of folks I'm not found of...and they did mean hateful things to me personally...BUT I wouldn't wish these kind of problems to a Monkey on a Rock!

August 23 2011 at 1:50 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
MERLIN

if you kill or injure in the name of god, your god is satan

August 23 2011 at 1:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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ajschrod

No REAL God ever rewards killing--let alone innocents, and conservative Muslims must be reminded of that over and over.

August 23 2011 at 2:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tcarp12

Who ever wrote the note maybe they will get lucky.

August 23 2011 at 1:37 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Blanche

the tounge is mightier than the sword

August 23 2011 at 1:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ABBY

I believe it is spelled t-o-n-g-u-e.

August 23 2011 at 2:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Terry

God David you are such a prick. Drop dead you unamercan ass.

August 23 2011 at 1:24 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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grw63

Just what about these jokes makes Letterman un-American in any way?

August 23 2011 at 4:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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