TOO COOL AND CONSERVATIVE FOR SCHOOL
Ever hear of FOX news' answer to the Daily Show, "The 1/2 Hour News Hour"? Yeah, me neither, and looks like no one ever will since it was canceled on Tuesday after a painful six months.
Shock! Horror! How could this be? And with rock star conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, and Ann Coulter on board? Hmmm...maybe it's because neocons and their ilk don't have the intellectual capacity to convey solid satire and even basic humor. Must've been a slight oversight on FOX's part. Whoops. SO PATHETIC! They actually had to PAY their studio audience members just to be there and had to rely on canned laughter!
In memoriam, let's look at what some of the critics had to say:
"Sometimes the humor is so heavy-handed that it seems almost like self-parody."
--The New York Times
"'Weekend Update' on its worst night isn't this bad."
--The Orlando Sentinel
"It's even worse than anyone imagined."
--The Onion A.V.Club
BEFORE VIEWING, A WARNING: Throwing up in one's own mouth may occur:
Even after the whole Crossfire debacle at CNN, seems like the conservative media barons haven't learned their lesson: don't mess with the Stewart and the Colbert.
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