Via Think Progress, we learn that Fox News wants to get into the field of political comedy:
Comedy Central has made a good living out of skewering the political right.
Now Fox News Channel, a primary source of material for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, is teaming with the exec producer of "24" to try its hand at a news satire show for conservatives to love.
Joel Surnow, co-creator of "24," is shooting two half-hour pilots of a skein he described as " 'The Daily Show' for conservatives," due to air in primetime on Saturdays in January.
If successful, the show could take its place on the regular schedule, adding satire to FNC's formula of news and opinion.
Yes, I can see it now:
"Good evening, and welcome to 'Liberals Suck.' Tonight, our special investigative I-Team looks into why Democrats are ugly. (Laughter.) And they're stupid, too. (Laughter.) And Michael Moore is fat. (Applause, laughter.) And our special investigative correspondent Brit Hume asks the burning question -- George W. Bush: Is he the sexiest man alive? (Overwhelming, extended applause.)"
"But first, these headlines -- Poor people: Are they totally annoying or what? We'll get to that after our first commercial break. (Ongoing applause and ... fade to black.)"
I can't wait, especially for the Michael Moore fat jokes. Those just never get old, do they?