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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The 1/2 Hour News Hour

Many of you may have heard that propaganda mill Fox News is starting a new Daily Show ripoff known as the "1/2 Hour News Hour."* I suppose you could say that it's their equivalent of "Air America." Some folks, I know, have been concerned that this might prove to be as successful as the Daily Show.

Well... um... I really don't think we need to worry. At all. The reason? If it sucked any more it would spontaneously develop an event horizon. Seriously, check it out:





It's more or less like watching the animatronic Lincoln in the Hall of Presidents try to deliver sex jokes.

So what have we learned? Well, simply that when media and politics mix, there appear to be comparative advantages. The conservatives are better at shrill incoherent ranting, but the liberals are actually amusing.

I'm satisfied with that.


* As a side note, judging by the format and artwork, I'm not sure they realized that the Colbert Report is satire.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Dan Myers said...

Holy crap...That is the worst canned laughter I have ever hear. It's like the sound effects engineer didn't think it was funny and sabotaged the laugh track.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 3:32:00 PM  

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