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Fox News Channel to try "Daily Show" type show

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Claws for Concern, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    You are confusing Fox with an actual news channel. While it does broadcast some news, its main focus is the support of the Republican party. This "comedy" show should fit nicely on a channel that runs crawls saying "How Did Dems Win With No Iraq Plan?" on their "news" programs.
  2. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Now, didn't O'Reilly go off a while back and say that people who use the Daily Show as their source for news are stupid?
    Oh, Loofah Boy...what say you now?
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    For what it's worth, this first got reported many, many months ago and Laura Ingram is said to have hosted the tryout. Apparently it was incredibly atrocious. Unless this is Fox tinkering around a bit and trying the same concept over again.

    And even if Stewart leans hard to the left, it ain't like he's ever been afraid to make fun of Democrats. I don't for a second believe that Fox will let their parody do anything close to that, unless it's someone akin to Mark Foley or Duke Cunningham. And even then....
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    O'Reilly has actually had nothing but positive things to say about The Colbert Report...
  5. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Define "recent years" -- after 9/11, Miller completely fell under the spell of Bush, and in the process, somehow lost his ability to be remotely funny. His act became little more than an indignant defense of the president. Needless to say, that doesn't lend itself to quality comedy.

    Given the way that Matt Stone and Trey Parker have incorporated more political material into their work in recent years, I'd guess they might be willing to do a Daily Show-type program with a more right-wing bent. I'm not sure the Fox News audience would go for their brand of conservatism, but it would be pretty damn funny.
  6. cortez

    cortez Member

    Boy, that Laura Inghram's a laugh a minute, I tell ya
  7. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Yeah, the idea of doing a show like that and getting Laura Ingham to host it....talk about giving it no chance to be funny. Get a comedian who is a centrist or a little right-of-center (Drew Carey, Lewis Black) Actually, what Fox ought to do is just keep sending dump trucks full of $100 bills to Stephen Colbert's house until he screams "Uncle!"
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Isn't this essentially The Colbert Report, except where the host is actually serious?
  9. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Lewis Black is a self-described socialist, so he might not be the guy for the job.
  10. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    OK...I thought he was kind of in the middle...He was the entertainer at the TV-Radio Correspondents' dinner during one of the W. years.
  11. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Bring in Rush Limbaugh's audience show.

    Fenian would apply as the director.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    "Sir, in my heart, I know I'm funny."
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