Friday, November 24, 2006

This Is Going To Be Hideous Fun

Fox News Channel is going to launch a Daily Show for conservatives in January.

"Can a right-wing satirical TV show succeed in the present neocon climate, where the headlines themselves are more surreal than the "fake news?" Fox News Channel apparently thinks so, having ordered two episodes of a yet-untitled Saturday night comedy show, with the intention of airing them in January, hoping there is enough interest to warrant a weekly show."

There's so much wrong with this premise that it's a wonder it even got off the ground. It's rip off of the groundbreaking fake news style the Daily Show uses will by painfully, painfully blatant. But the main obstacle will be that reich wing audience they'll try to grab - satire is too complicated a thought process for them to grasp, literally. Eventually the subject matter is going to be endless Pelosi botox hahas and boffo Clinton references. In front of an audience that's paid to make noise.
Obviously afraid to jump right into it, after a couple of trial balloons they may do a weekly show. Any guesses on how fast they'll be grist for Jon Stewart's mill?


Blogger Lesley said...

I would imagine that this would work out about as well as Dennis Miller's conservative comedy/news show, which was cancelled pretty quickly.

25/11/06 4:35 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Also Limbacile's shows and Savage's show which were cancelled because, well, they sucked.

25/11/06 7:31 PM  

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