While Stephen Colbert has seemed to land the coveted job of replacing David Letterman when he retires in 2015, it appears that conservative critic Bill O’Reilly unwillingly helped Colbert to get this job. O’Reilly has seemed to be clueless that Colbert plays a mock conservative on his news oriented comedy show that is like a parody of conservative news or radio programs. And O’Reilly’s public condemnations of Colbert’s show only tended to make Colbert more newsworthy and more popular as a result with the public, where executives at CBS were impressed enough with the comic skills of Colbert to ask him to replace Letterman. Colbert has often made the news with some especially funny comedy routines on his show such as his wickedly funny parody of Marco Rubio’s drink of water during his 2012 Republican response to President Obama’s State Of The Union Address. Reportedly, Colbert will be dropping his mock conservative act and instead play himself on his new gig at CBS. The ratings of David Letterman were being crushed by the popularity of Jimmy Fallon in recent weeks, however since David Letterman announced his retirement plans this week, his ratings have rebounded out of increased public interest in his show.