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Wednesday, March 07, 2007
  They're Not Laughing With You...

Via BC at Cliff Schecter's blog, here's conservative pundit David Frum contemplating the train wreck that is the 1/2 Hour News Hour:
Joel Surnow told NRO on Friday that he wanted to produce a program that would set Michael Moore's hair on fire. He has not done it. More seriously, he has failed to do something much more important: create a conservative institution with cultural power. The Daily Show and now Steven Colbert have taught a generation of college students that Republicans are ridiculous, absurd, hopelessly past it. And their work has had an effect: today's 20-somethings are more Democratic than any equivalent cohort since World War II.

"The 1/2 Hour News Show" does not counteract Comedy Central's clever cultural sabotage. On the contrary: it contributes to it. If there is anyone under 72 still watching it, they are not thinking, "Gee - conservatives can tell a joke." They are thinking, "Conservatives are a joke."
Ouch. Frum also reports that the show is stealing old material from blogs.

Oh, the humanity.

For the record, though - the yoots of today didn't need John Stewart and Steven Colbert to tell them "that Republicans are ridiculous, absurd, hopelessly past it." The GOP has done the pratfalling all on its own.

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FOX just announced yesterday that the second airing of the pilot was so successful that they green-lighted 13 episodes.

Looks like the Crap Hour News Hour will be with us for at least 3 more months...
"Crap Hour News Hour" - lol.

I tried to watch some of the pilot but it was just painful. I may try again.
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