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.