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Pat McMahon

Updated Apr 11, 2014 - 7:23 am

Late knight

It's not even 2015, the year David Letterman will officially retire at CBS, and the network has alrady named his replacement -- Stephen Colbert.

In case you haven't been watching Comedy Central for the last several years, Colbert plays an arch-uber conservative, totally incapable of seeing any value in any opinions, other than his own -- so vain, so full of himself. After introducing his guest, he takes a bow and accepts the applause.

No wonder Rush Limbaugh is so angry at CBS' choice.

Limbaugh has had a monopoly on those qualities for years. Naturally, the Stephen Colbert that takes over the show will have to truly be Colbert and not the satirical right-wing character he plays now. And while I think he's very funny in that role, his new one is going to be quite a challenge.

I wish him the best. My other wish would be that the new host could have been the one person who spots the fools around every corner, Jon Stewart.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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