Yes, agreed. How many "know-it-alls" continue to say "could care less?" A journalist no less, like you say. HELLO!!!
I like the poster here who said he quit after Carson left. The entertainment angle and level of appreciation for me definitely has changed. Everyone has to be cooky in order to be funny now because situation wit is just so rare. Carson excelled. These other guys are weak interviewers and cannot ad lib. Letterman is just plain stupid at times.