Friday, February 16, 2007

What Sucks...The 1/2 Hour News Hour V.2


Came across another clip of the Fox News ½ Hour News Hour thing again. Once again it blows beyond comprehension. Seriously, this makes Mama’s Family, which I hate, seem like high art.

I think this thing is actually debuting this weekend or something. Maybe not, I’m not sure.

After watching this clip, which features Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter as the Pres and VP respectively, I am struck by a few things.

First off, again, let me be clear, this REALLY sucks. It’s just beyond awful. Conservative, liberal or whatever- I’d rather watch a fucking Arli$ marathon while a pre-operation Al Roker jumped up and down on my balls. And in the interest of full disclosure, I have no problem telling you that I personally think Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are two of today’s leading scumbags. That being said, I think it will be interesting to see how this is reviewed and received.

Will reviewers, if it is reviewed, be able to come out and call this show on being poorly produced and written if not ill-conceived? Or will they be afraid of someone accusing them of being biased against the show because it goes against their beliefs? Because clearly the show is poorly produced and written.

For example, here’s a chance for this world of conservative douchebags to really hit a home run- I mean for their 1st show out of the gate and they have two of their biggest figureheads, Rush and Ann Coulter, who sucks by the way, available for a pre-tape and this is what they deliver. Consider what SNL did when they had Al Gore last year. Their writers got it right, they crafted a cohesive, funny, intelligent piece.

Here, Limbaugh is given a few shitty lines where he refers to Howard Dean getting medical attention, gets a seemingly misplaced laugh track laugh on the phrase “commander in chief excellence” before referring to taking a shot at Cindy Sheehan, who lost her kid in Iraq.

He then intros Ann Coulter as his VP. By the way, the conceit of this sketch is that Rush and Ann have won a hotly contested election. Wow, who did Howard Dean have as his VP candidate? John Kerry? (See I can joke too.)

Anyway, I hope this piece of shit gets the discredit it so richly deserves.

9 comments:

bluesphee said...

I couldn't agree more. I posted nearly an identical post at my blog, Mirr World. I'd actually like the show to end up being good but this was so awful I don't see it happening.

Anonymous said...

How the heck did they miss an obvious Clinton joke with that cigar thing?

- zombienought

Anonymous said...

brutal

Jenna said...

Someone forgot to tell Ann Coulter she was supposed to be acting.

pale male said...

on the other hand, i haven't seen a take-down of Ed Begley this thorough since...well, since ever.

what a genius strategy...Red Americat spends the afternoon watching the Daytona 500 and then laughs the night away as Begley's hybrid-fueled audacity is lanced like a boil filled with wheatgrass

Mediocre Times said...

Ann Coulter is of the undead. You would be a shitty actor too if you had to worry about somebody pounding a stake through your heart just because you're a bloodsucker. The fact that she can go out in the sunlight says a lot about her fortitude too! Pick on somebody alive!!!

Jenna said...

^^^
I was referring to her "we'll invade your countries, kill your leaders and convert you to christianity" comment. I thought it was supposed to be satire, and not and expression of her actual views.

Jenna said...

* AN expression. Damnit I was so careful.

BenOsilly said...

Come on chris, it`s a parody...