Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fox News: The New Comedy Network

Today, Fox News became the new comedy network for America, and probably for the world. While being interviewed by Bill Hemmer, Liz Trotter was heartily driving one more stake into the alleged "Queen of the Vampires," Hillary Clinton, for her ill chosen remark about staying in the election because of the assassination of Robert Kennedy, when Liz got Osama and Obama mixed up and decided to kill them both. I only wish I was making this up. This wouldn't make it past the Saturday Night Live censors. In a five second burst of irony she had put her foot so far in her mouth that the foot was in the middle of her stomach. Gee, wasn't this what she was skewering Hillary Clinton for, the ill chosen use of words. Of course, Hillary's was more premeditated, while Liz's was just your ordinary so-called Freudian slip of the tongue. Based on this, I wouldn't want to be somebody that Liz Trotter didn't like.

Realizing what she had done, Liz sort of giggled it off. Sure, that's pretty funny, mix up Osama bin Laden and Barack Obama, lump them together, and decide to "rub" them both out. Hemmer chuckled, and then said, "Tell us what you really think." That makes it two people who thought it was funny. I shouldn't underestimate the other Fox conservative shills in their ability to make light of this situation. Of course, they will continue to pillory Hillary as a warm-up to telling us why Barack Obama is a threat to the American way of life and our democracy as we know it. Wouldn't it be easier if Fox News called itself the Republican Conservative News Network? Ah, it couldn't do that, because then it wouldn't be able to slip in the odd comedic moment. And this certainly was an "odd" comedic moment.

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