Is CBS showing bias toward Barack Obama?

The “Late Show with David Letterman” has removed a spoof on Obama from website archives but opted to keep a “Top Ten” list ripping John McCain from the previous evening – and show representatives are denying any knowledge of the missing clip.


“The Late Show” recently featured a countdown called “Top Ten Signs Obama is Overconfident About the Presidential Campaign” on July 29. Letterman listed the following signs:

10. Proposed bill to change Oklahoma to “Oklobama”
9. Offered Bush $20 for the “Mission Accomplished” banner
8. Asked guy at Staples, “Which chair will work best in an oval-shaped office?”
7. The affair with Barbara Walters
6. Having head measured for Mount Rushmore
5. Guy sits around eating soup all day
4. He’s voting for Nader
3. Offered McCain a job in gift shop at Obama presidential library
2. Announced his running mate will be Andy Dick
1. Been cruising for chicks with John Edwards

But the clip is missing from CBS’ July archives. Instead, it jumps from a July 28 “Top Ten” poking fun of McCain to a July 30 list about Jerry Lewis. The McCain spoof, “Top Ten Ways McCain Can Appear More Youthful,” offers the following advice for the senator:

10. Campaign in a batsuit
9. Instead of Lincoln, pepper speech with quotes from Broday Jenner
8. Get his Miracle Ear pierced
7. Stop yelling at reporters to get off his lawn
6. Play breakdancing vice prinicpal in “High School Musical 3”
5.Take a page from Jason Giambi and grow a cool mustache
4. Wrestle a gator
3. Change name of “Straight Talk Express” to “J-Dawg’s Booty Wagon”
2. Stop promising a Packard in every garage and a goose in every icebox
1. Never hurts to nail a few interns

When WND contacted a representative of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” he denied any knowledge of the omitted Obama “Top Ten” list.

“I don’t know why it’s gone,” he said. “I have no idea why, to be honest with you.”

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