Well, a clip of Joel Surnow and FOX News' conservative response to The Daily Show, The 1/2 Hour News Hour, has hit the tubes and needless to say, the only thing funny is how bad it is. They just don't get it and they never will.
John Amato: ….Surnow—stick to torture. We won't mention that there was a show called "The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour,"back in '83. (h/t Justin)
Hal Boedeker of the Orlando Sentinel reviews the travesty:
Jon Stewart knows how to do slashing comical commentary. He weighs in on what's happening, such as the media's bizarre coverage of Anna Nicole Smith's death.
Fox News Channel does not know how to do slashing comical commentary. This show was meant to be a conservative version of "The Daily Show." It is a botch."The 1/2 Hour News Hour" does not comment on what is happening; it simply takes swipes at people. These people include Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Ed Begley Jr. Other joke topics are the ACLU, Time magazine, children's books and global warming.
Laughter, of an awfully canned variety, greets all the gags. Nothing happening on screen justifies these outbursts.
Fox News Channel will offer a second episode at 10 p.m. March 4. If we're lucky, we'll never hear of this dreadful show again.
Then there's the unintentionally hilarious Republican racism in the show. The attempted joke in which the white male host compares Senator Obama to former Washington, DC mayor Marion Barry was weird and awful, especially considering the wide variety of, say, white politicians and public figures who have used cocaine. Like the president.
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