Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Idiocy in Action

I think this is Joel Surnow lighting up.

Joel Surnow, the co-creator of TV series 24, is collaborating with the jagoffs at Fox "News" to produce a conservative version of The Daily Show.

That's right. Right-wing satire. It should be a real hoot.

What these douchebags don't get is that TDS is not a "liberal" show. First, it is a satire of the news media itself (naturally, Fox "News" is a frequent target of their barbs, but I think the reasons why are obvious). Secondly, as satire, they mock the powerful--whoever they are. Now that the Democrats have some semblance of influence in Washington, look for them to be skewered regularly by Stewart & Co.

I give this stupid idea about five months, if it makes it to production.

Besides, Fox "News" already has a lineup of (unitentional) comedy shows. The market's already saturated.

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