"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Farewell, ½ Hour News Hour

Remember this little sexist gem from the Fox News "comedy" show, ½ Hour News Hour? Well apparently their genius attempts at parodying liberalism have been in vain, because the short-lived show's last episode will air September 16th. Here's another, more recent example of their right-wing hilarity:



This video really speaks for itself in showing the HUGE disconnect between the ways of thinking of conservatives and those of liberals/progressives. While, they consider things like medical care and education to be "lavish benefits", we (shockingly) tend to regard them as human rights.

All I can say is that I'm so glad this stupid show was cancelled after only 15 episodes. I understand that conservatives probably feel alienated by liberal comedy shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, but what I don't think they understand is that there's a couple of inherent problems with trying to come up with a comedy news show for the right: 1) They don't have the benefit of being able to hilariously expose constant hypocrisy and bigotry, and 2) they're hopelessly unfunny. I suppose it was worth a try, righties, but good fucking riddance.

2 comments:

Jason said...

The little sexist gem is the video that made me start moderating YouTube comments. You wouldn't believe the number of dumb people submitting comments genuinely agreeing with it and saying how funny it is.

Also, I found your blog by checking the top links to the video. But I also found this truly disturbing site: http://www.antimisandry.com/

Sexism is not dead. Keep up the good work.

-JS

Tracey said...

Thanks for your comment! And I totally believe it, because I masochistically tend to always check out comments on such items, and I'm usually appalled by them.

And I looked at the anti-misandry site with pretty much the same reaction. Backlash is a funny thing.