Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Half Hour News Hour

I just watched Fox News' new Daily Showesque satire news show. The verdict: total and utter suckitude. I was actually excited all week about watching it. I went into it with an open mind expecting to share a laugh with my conservative brethren on one or two fairly ridiculous liberal positions. But seriously, who the hell is Ed Begley Jr.? Given the amount of time spent ridiculing him, it seems like someone every good liberal should be familiar with. Maybe I don't watch enough movies.

My honest open-minded appraisal: only a bitter born-again evangelical christian, neo-conservative, racist, sexist, homophobe would watch this show a second time. The people who should be most offended by this show are actual conservatives, who find themselves being lampooned in a much more offensive way than even Colbert could acheive; the conservative who is the imagined audience for this show is a sad satire of actual conservatives everywhere.


Blogger scarlet panda said...

Ed Begley, Jr. was on St. Elsewhere. He's an environmentalist who likes electric cars, and he has long been mocked for that. The mocking has always been stupid, but now that electric cars (or at least hybrids) have become feasible and popular, the mocking is even more idiotic. Also tired.

Ed Begley, Jr. also did several episodes of Veronica Mars and Arrested Development, which makes me sort of love him.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Nell said...

I wouldn't even say that the show is offensive... it's just not funny. It's like Saturday Night Live but much, much worse.

10:34 AM  

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