Don't Blame Jay or Conan -- Blame Jeff Zucker!


For a situation involving people who make light of things for a living, the Mexican stand-off between Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno has become remarkably acrimonious. Comedians from David Letterman to Jimmy Kimmel to Howard Stern have rushed into the fray on O'Brien's behalf, accusing Leno of working hand-in-glove with the suits at NBC Universal to crush his Tonight Show successor's hopes. Meanwhile, Leno, who normally shows about as much fang as a newborn, took personal shots at both O'Brien and Letterman Tuesday night, calling the former "overrated" and invoking the latter's recent infidelity admission.