Jimmy Fallon's week in review

Friday, March 06, 2009

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Jimmy Fallon now sits in the throne of late-night giants Conan O'Brien and David Letterman, but it's been a tough week for the former Saturday Night Live star. Troy Patterson, the TV critic for Slate, reviews the first week of NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."


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RE: Troy Patterson's criticism's of D.L. Hughley's "Nazi" comment...

Hughley's was not a "good joke" perhaps, but I'm not sure he meant it as such. It struck me as more of an obvious (not just liberal) observation -- and it was one I'd also made to myself at the time. The convention very much had the flavor of Nazi propaganda: the ubiquitous "Country First" banners; the enormous video of the flag blowing in the breeze; the spirit of anti-intellectualism and remarkable lack of diversity in the crowd. It brought to mind Leni Riefenstahl, and I had to hand it to the Republicans. They'd done a good job again (better than the Dems with their ejaculating neoclassical columns)-- but, of course, that's if efficacy is your only measure.

Mar. 06 2009 10:52 AM

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