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February 15, 2007
Will FOX News Kill Conservative Humor?
Posted by Frank J. at 09:41 AM | View blog reactions | Comments (20)

FOX News will be showing this Sunday at 10pm the Half Hour News Hour made by 24 creator Joel Surnow that's supposed to be the conservative answer to Daily Show. So, there is going to be a show out front and center saying, "This is conservative humor!" and, from brief glimpses so far, it looks like it's going to suck (check out the awful promo here and here is Ace on what looks wrong with the show and a new clip with Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter here).

You've seen the liberal trolls who assert that conservatives don't know humor. If this is bad as many think it will be, this will be the proof that conservatives are lame and no network will take a chance on a conservative comedy show ever again.

But I don't care. It's not like I'm trying to break into the TV industry. I'm actually trying to write science fiction. Books are where the future is; after the internet, TV, and radio fads finally die out, everyone will be going back to books.

Anyway, maybe it won't suck... but it doesn't really have to be good either. Considering all the complaints about the left-wing tilt of other late night shows, I think mediocre is all the Half Hour News Hour needs to aim for. And, even if it is a train derailing as it hits the Hindenburg, I don't fear long lasting effects for conservative humorists such as myself. The biggest risk is to tarnish FOX News when the "Fair and Balanced" network has a show dedicated to making fun of liberals. That's kinda ruins their plausible deniability of their bias that at least every other news channel maintains.

Anyway, I'll give you an objective comedic analysis of the show after it premieres on Sunday... something you won't get anywhere else because, frankly, no one else is smart enough or understands the science of humor like I do. One of these days I need to get to writing that thesis paper on humor...

IMAO FUN ACTIVITY: BTW, I found two parts of the clip with Limbaugh and Ann Coulter funny. If you can correctly identify which two things made me chuckle, you'll win IMAO bonus points redeemable for IMAO prizes!

UPDATE:

Iowahawk weighs in with a rave review.

Rating: 2.4/5 (14 votes cast)

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