The Internet has been all a buzzin' with a story that Fox News has commissioned a right wing version of the Daily Show.
Well, it's called 'The America Show' and a couple of trial versions of it are now on YouTube; for examples see the clips below.
It is the worst thing I have ever seen.
I posted a 'Video Response' to them but they've got their clips set to 'moderation'; I have a feeling they're not gonna let it through.
UPDATE: 11:07pm - It appears that this IS NOT the new Fox show, known as 'This Just In'. Now I really do feel like an asshole.
UPDATE 2: November 29th, 2006: Hmm...according to this comment by BD there might just be something to this 'Fox-connection' after all. Will have to investigate.
UPDATE 3: December 4th, 2006: Still no clarity on the provenance of the 'The America Show'. Will investigate further. On another note, LTA has been noticed due to my response to the America Show:
What I find interesting about the ChronWatch post is that there is no mention of the reality that is the terrible lack of comedy in the America Show, (if you haven't seen it click on one of the first 2 clips below - it really will be the worst thing you've ever seen).
Instead they assume that America Show detractors are what they call 'Libs'. Long time listeners to the podcast will know that I'm neither Liberal nor Conservative and have voted for a variety of different political parties in my life. So I've never been called a 'Lib' that I know of. And this got me to thinking. Look at this word closely:
What does it remind you of? It seems to be that in the English language the majority of racist slang words have the same shape and sound - mostly one syllable and ending sharply:
It looks like these folks view people on the left as a different race. So of course the 'Left's' values are different. It's OK to hate the 'Left'. And that's what it's all about really.
That's why the America Show is so unfunny.
It's not just the total lack of timing or actual jokes. It's an underlying feeling of hatred directed towards 'the other'.