Skip to comments.First review of Fox comedy show: Itís an atomic bomb
Posted on 02/14/2007 4:49:37 PM PST by PJ-Comix
Sounds like that clip I posted yesterday was some of the stronger material, god help us:
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.
Hey, I’m all for a good dig at the high and the mighty. But these satirists fall short of hitting their targets with wit, timeliness or punch…
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.
Even discounting for the presumed anti-FNC liberal bias of the reviewer, it’s a pan. Which brings us to our exit question, per an e-mail exchange I was privy to this morning involving bloggers who shall remain nameless: with this show poised to do for conservative humor what “Pink Lady and Jeff” did for variety, is it better if Fox just pulls the trapdoor and walks away whistling?
Update: False flag!
The new FoxNews’ show is, because it is playing on an ostensibly all-news network, is thus compelled to follow Tina Fey’s mistake, albeit with even weaker material. Material so weak, in fact, that one suspects the writers are all liberals deliberately sabotaging the show, or so horribly out of touch with conservative opinion as to have no real idea what a conservative might find funny, or — likeliest of all — convinced conservatives are abject morons who will not get a joke unless it’s seltzer-down-the-pants woca-woca-woca sledgehammer obvious.
This comedy show is sooooo bad that, to me, the likeliest scenario was the first one mentioned---liberals deliberately sabotaging the show. FNC needs to give those writers the boot. We already know they have little talent and I am now strongly suspecting they must be liberals purposely writing material so unfunny as to make the show a bomb.
In case you haven't heard .. Rush announced today that he and Ann Coulter are involved in this program.
It's no wonder the left is going beserk!
I happened to catch Rush Limbaugh's comments about the show, apparently there is a sketch in the second or third one where he plays the president, Ann Coulter plays the vice president.
I think I'll see it before I make up my mind, but thanks for the review.
Good comedy is basically conservative anyway - based as it is on exposing human foibles and pretense - so it's not necessary to hit the political nail on the head to express a conservative position. Sounds like this show is trying way too hard.
The one clip I saw was horrendous. I wish the show to die an uncomfortable death.
Sounds like a mirror image of the Daily Show. I wonder if the "reviewer" criticized that show as well.
saw a preview on youtube, oh boy is it a stinker. The fake laughter is cringe inducing not comedic.
FoxNews, in general, is becoming a comedy.
We are now in day 7 of all day breaking news of various aspects of Anna Nichole Smith's death, life, baby, son, husband, boyfriends, money.
Yesterday, they cut away from Romney's announcement after a few minutes to return to breaking news coverage of various aspects of Anna Nichole Smith's death, life, baby, son, husband, boyfriends, money.
FoxNews is rapidly becoming the FoxFluff channel. They seem more interested in competing with E! than with CNN.
I'll watch it anyway.
I was excited.....for.............a..................while.
I already saw a video clip that I posted on the FR this morning. Sorry but it STINKS bigtime. Very unsubtle humor. And just flat out STUPID.
Fox News started out in the center and started drifting left. It's kind of sad, but if there were really conservative media out there, it would be censored in every blue state in the country.
I woke up one day a couple of months ago and realized that the only reason I was paying ~$50 for cable instead of ~$20 for cable was to get FNC. I decided to give myself a gift of $30 a month, and haven't missed it for a second.
If I need news, I'll get it from Drudge, or Rush. Fox's endless foray into tabloid journalism (read: Greta) was the final straw for me.
The way to make this show work is to show in a funny way how left the media is, As in ask liberals hard questions and just sit there and look at them with that "look"
The more I find out about that show, the more convinced I am that the writers are liberals who are deliberately sabotaging that show.
Prepare for the painful death of many brain cells.
The YouTube clip is pathetic. If Joel has any sense, he'll pull it fast.
This one looks real bad.
Personally, I can't imagine Ann Coulter being anything other than hardbiting and funny. I also think that Rush has a good sense of humor.
I think we need to see for ourselves before making up our minds. I am thinking about turning on a tv for this., something I don't normally do.
I have SHOCKING news to announce. I am hereby declaring that I am NOT the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby. Send over the FNC satellite trucks for this exclusive breaking announcement.
I posted a clip of this show this morning. It definitely needs the stake thru the heart at once.
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