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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on “Late Show”

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The replacement for David Letterman has been announced, and it’s a big blow to hashtag activists all over the Internets: Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on “Late Show”.

CBS didn’t waste too much time finding a new host for the “Late Show.” Exactly a week after David Letterman announced his plans to retire, his successor has been named.

Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” will replace Letterman in 2015.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement Thursday. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

The 49-year-old Colbert, who signed a five-year deal, said in a statement: “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

Right wingers on Twitter are also experiencing paroxysms of rage, but then, that’s a pretty common thing.

Suddenly, wingnuts all over America are concerned about racist humor. Strange, they never seemed to care before.

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