David Letterman recently came out of retirement to do an interview with former President Obama. As you might expect, it was nothing more than an opportunity for Letterman to ask Obama how he manages to be so awesome.
Critics were not impressed.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Letterman-Obama Netflix Interview Gets Negative Reviews: ‘Fawning,’ ‘Lackluster,’ ‘Bland’
Friday’s Netflix premiere of David Letterman’s interview with former President Barack Obama received negative reviews from the press, with critics calling the host too “fawning” and the overall show “bland” and “lackluster.”
Letterman, who was a staple of late-night television for 33 years with “Late Night” and then “The Late Show,” spoke to Obama for the first episode of a six-part series in which he speaks for an hour with people who he admires.
The Obama interview, conducted at City College in New York City, touched on his post-presidency, Russian election interference, voting rights, race, family, and more.
However, Letterman’s obsequiousness, Obama’s cautious answers—he never directly mentioned Donald Trump—and the fact that the interview was taped last fall made for a tepid viewing experience…
The Washington Post‘s Hank Stuever panned the interview as “flat,” criticizing Letterman as too much “in thrall” of his guest. Letterman told Obama at one point that he is the only president who he has ever truly respected.
“Both men seem rusty at the art of banter,” Stuever wrote. “They’re off their game. The interview doesn’t produce any surprising or newsworthy statements from Obama.”
The Boston Globe expressed annoyance with the format and said it did “nothing interesting at all.”
When even liberal news outlets are trashing you, it might be time to hang it up Dave.
Also, lose the beard.