Friday, February 16, 2007

Cancel It..

Yuck. Y-u-u-u-u-u-ck.

ED TURNING IN HIS GRAVE. Fox News is planning something called "The Half-Hour News Hour." They've been promo-ing an SNL-type opening with Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter playing the President and Vice-President. It's not funny. Just like the clip that's playing on YouTube.

I know conservatives are angry about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But these guys are funny precisely because they're pretending to be objective, which forces them to be creative about their bias. A lot like the Marx Brothers, who had to be creative because the mores of the day wouldn't permit them to be dirty.

Fox News is starting this show with no pretense of trying to be neutral, which means they don't have to be creative. At all. Just stupidly reactionary. Like eighth grade boys sticking their tongues out at girls with braces. It's ugly. And calamitous. If you need further explanation, Wuzzadem (who is funny) has it.

Somebody needs to start a petition. On behalf of all the conservatives who are funny, at least sometimes, to protect our reputation from this looming abomination. We can't do it, because we aren't capable of organized behavior. But somebody better.

Unfunny is a charge we don't need. Especially if it proves accurate. Hell, there's no "if" about it. Maybe it's time for the "Pope" of the center-right to start earning his keep. Or even the bootblack of the libertarian right, Neal Boortz.

Somebody. Take a letter...

UPDATE. Okay, OKAY. No, you don't have to pretend to be neutral to be funny. But you do have to be funny.

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