“I remained positive during the talks,” Mr. Leno said, “and while they were still at the table discussing a solution, ‘The Tonight Show’ remained dark in support of our writing staff. Now that the talks have broken down and there are no further negotiations scheduled, I feel it’s my responsibility to get my 100 nonwriting staff, which were laid off, back to work."
See? Jay cares about the little man, the working guy. That's why he has gone right after Conan's job, which will cause Conan's writing and non-writing staff, many of who moved across country for their job, to be unemployed. Casualties of Jay's obsession to continue to bring his personal brand of lowest common denominator comedy to America.
A class act, that Jay Leno. A man who cares about the common man.