I think Jay Leno is positioning himself as the Fox News Channel of late night talk show hosts. Here are several recent Mediaite headlines:
I have column coming up on Monday about the MSNBC thing, but regarding Leno, I thought jokes were supposed to be grounded in some sort of truth. The only people attacking Susan Rice were Fox News Channel, AM radio and John McCain -- and now, Jay Leno for some reason. I suspect it has something to do with Letterman's recent emergence as an outspoken liberal, combined with Leno's natural tendency for unfunny, easy hackery.