WTF.

So Fox News has decided to make a ‘conservative alternative’ to the Daily Show. This is hypocritical on so many levels. Not the least of which is that the Daily Show airs on  COMEDY CENTRAL. At no point is it masquerading as real news. Also, anyone who watches the Daily Show knows, Democrats are in fact often a target of the show. This show, however, is airing on Fox News Channel, which does masquerade as real news. The journalistic ethics behind this are questionable at best, flagrantly wrong at worst. Any show with a stated agenda appearing on a news network is unethical.

Pundits on Fox routinely criticize the Daily Show as appealing to the “secular-progressive” college students. I would respond by saying that any show that people who ACTUALLY HAVE AN EDUCATION watch might not be such a bad thing.

The worst offense by the above video is that it’s simply not funny. It’s childish and stupid, and doesn’t mock any kind of nuanced issues at all. What a joke.

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3 responses to “WTF.

  1. Keiko

    I believe we talked about this issue before. I agree. It is a stupid show that is not funny. It is like a bad SNL skit.

    The humor is not even parallel to the Daily Show or the Colbert Report. Specifically, the Colbert Report is liberal although it seems it is conservative. The shows are funny because they make fun of the Democrats, who are the lazy and unorganized underdog. Colbert is sarcastic in every Conservative thing he is saying. That’s why the shows are funny because they are making fun of themselves. Fox News is just mudslinging. The commentators are nobodies so the audience has no connection with them. Therefore, we have to pay attention to the items they are presenting. At least get good actors.

  2. Keiko

    One more thing….I see Infamous is on our Netflix sidebar.

  3. Darren

    I think it’s funny that it sounds like there are only maybe five people in the audience. Also they’re laughing on cue as if they’re being prompted. Watching The Daily Show and Colbert you see that people are laughing because they are genuinely being entertained.

    Do I see a “Add to top of my queue!” in your future for Infamous? You should have a big red carpet movie premiere and get dressed up and have popcorn for such a momentous occasion as seeing this excellent movie.

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