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.