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Published May 1, 2013
CBS’ David Letterman: “A guy playing a toss the ball game at a carnival lost his entire life savings. It has been one tough week for Tim Tebow. Yes, the Tim Tebow era is over here in New York City. He was fired by the New York Jets and a lot of fans are blaming Matt Lauer” (“Late Show,” CBS, 4/30).
Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart said, “If you follow the world of sports or homosexuality, yesterday brought major news in both. ... I don’t think any of us expected we’d live to see the day when (there were) three openly gay wizards.” Photos of Jason Collins, Dumbledore from the “Harry Potter” movie series and actor Ian McKellen as Gandalf from the “Lord of the Rings” franchise were shown on-screen. Stewart said it is a “pretty great day for major league sports. At long last, they’ve decided that gay people are fit to be included in their elite club, one that’s already allowed in adulterers, wife swappers, gamblers, cheaters, rapists, racists and slaughterers of man, those who’ve abused spouses, drugs, alcohol, family members and animals. ... Congratulations gay athletes. You sure you want to hang around these (EXPLETIVE) people?” (“The Daily Show,” Comedy Central, 4/30).