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David Bitterman? Spurned Host Rips McCain

9/25/2008 3:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Letterman absolutely tore John McCain a new one on Wednesday's show, after McCain supposedly called Dave at the last minute to cancel his appearance because he had to "race to the airport" to go watch after our crappy economy.
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But here's the kicker: Later on, Dave cut to live footage of Johnny boy getting his makeup done for an interview with Katie Couric -- only a couple blocks away from Dave's studio and far from an airport.

After Dave busted McCain with his pants down, he used the opportunity to rail his elder some more.

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John    

If TMZ thinks that's ripping someone a new one, think again. That was nothing. WEAK!

2182 days ago
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christine    

Shocking! McCain chooses to return to Washington, as a sitting senator, to go to work to try to resolve an economic crisis that could turn the country upside down, rather than sitting beside Letterman to probably take abuse and put up with some lame and crude jokes about Palin and Conservatives. Grow up, Letterman, it's not all about you, you self-centered, self-important ass!

2182 days ago
18.

oprah    

These freaking liberals are trying anything to get people to vote for Obama Bin Sliding...it will not work you jerks!

2182 days ago
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my name is bindy not bindi    

well he will get a good surprise when mc cain/ palin wins in novermber... i will happliy email him and yell HA HA

2182 days ago
20.

peace    

For the Love Of God Americans, please vote Obama; don't make the same mistake twice, the rest of the world is counting on you. And ps: LETTERMAN IS KING!

2182 days ago
21.

purposedriven    

I AGREE LETTERMAN MAKES THIS COUNTRY WORSE BY BEING THE ASS HE IS. HE KNOWS NOTHING WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIS BALD HEAD ASS ON O' REILLY HE WOULD GET SHREDDED.LEFT WING MORON.!!!

2182 days ago
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my name is bindy not bindi    

mc cain is aweseome and i just mailed my card to the voter registration to switch to republican and won't vote for obama... he is now working and trying to help the ecomony and obama knows he's loosing so he's staying on the looser campaign trail.. stupid biden didn't even know who was president in 1929... stupid ...

mcain is for the people... obama and douche bag biden are loosers

2182 days ago
23.

Jenny pruski    

good for letterman I would be peeOd to,this man is trying to be president and he gets caught in the stupidest lie,Mcain is a liar lair pants on fiar.

2182 days ago
24.

GIANCARLO FORTI    

Your headline does not fit with the video, do you guys at TMZ think you can exagerate things and we can not see it for ourselves?? man this is a major disrespect with the people that come to your website, how can we trust you on subjects with pics when your headline is exagerating something on a video that we area about to see???

2182 days ago
25.

DaveRog    

Whatever small appeal David Letterman ever had is long gone.

He's unattractive, unfunny and no longer relevant.

Give it up Loserman.

2182 days ago
26.

peace    

LOVE LETTERMAN!
VOTE OBAMA
VOTE OBAMA
VOTE OBAMA

2182 days ago
27.

Cartman    

David Letterman died when he left NBC. Now he is just an another angry liberal loser.


2182 days ago
28.

stephanie s.    

Dave is a icon and you don't try to pull one over him! For those of you saying that McCain is doing his job.....He was promoting his views and opinions with Katie and he could've done that with Dave. What was the need to lie to Dave, he could've told the truth. Bad Move oldie, maybe he just "forgot" and all of a sudden developed alzheimers!

2182 days ago
29.

Mik    

Business before pleasure.

2182 days ago
30.

Johnny Carson    

Dave, you bitter old man. It's not fun and it's not funny.

Try less vitriol and more humor. Bitterness is unbecoming.

And, remember, the world doesn't revolve around you.

See you soon, Johnny

2182 days ago
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