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LENO ESCALATES ATTACKS ON NBC BOSSES

March 20, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Jay Leno may have made the calculated decision to ignore the many disparaging remarks that his ABC rival Jimmy Kimmel has heaped upon him, but he is showing little reluctance to knock the people who sign his checks. Days after it was reported that NBCUniversal Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt had chastised Leno in an email about Leno’s jokes about NBC’s abysmal ratings, Leno cracked during his monologue on Monday: “You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, and then they came into the United States and became NBC executives.” Then, on Tuesday, he brought up the story of a Serbian woman being treated for a brain condition that causes her to see everything upside down. “In fact, she thinks NBC is at the top of the ratings!”