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 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2012 03:53 pm
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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: stone2k wrote: One theory I have about the lack of respect for politicians is that it started with the late night talk show hosts... Leno and Letterman among others have made a ton of money, making fun of the presidents.

But that dates back to Chevy Chase on SNL in 1975 (Gerald Ford, anyone?) and before.  People in general are just more pissed off than ever, because they believe whatever the lie of the day is.

If you're going to blame anything, blame the 800 TV channels and the billion websites that make their $ based on their own cockamamie political theory.  It's like the cretins who put their shows on Public Access cable have taken over the goddamn world.

Carson also made a lot of political jokes... I was just using the 2 guys listed as examples... the 800 channels theory you have is good as well... probably a combo of both.

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