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rengori at 12:00AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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Fox's retaliation to the Daily Show. Discuss.
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subcultured at 12:22AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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it's bad
trying too hard
i found it offensive and unoriginal
mudslinging at its worse
it sounds like “can laughter”, or an audience trying too hard to find it funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/YjIfaMwIFxU
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subcultured at 12:25AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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on the fake magazine ad the laughter is so scripted

joke
hahaha
joke
hahaha
joke
hahaha
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Rich at 7:56AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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Please tell me this show is a fucking joke. I didn't even grin at one bit of that clip. It had all the style and finesse of a fucking high school newscast with double the shitty forced laughter.

(LOL! Fox News! Cause Republicans don't know it's garbage!)
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Inkmonkey at 10:37AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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It's sad, because they do point out things that have humor in them, and if delivered competently it could be fun. But as far as I can see the whole thing is just a “retaliation” against the notably left-wing Daily Show. The difference being, though, that the Daily Show prioritizes being funny, and the leftist nature is just a side-effect of what kind of writers they have, whereas this prioritizes promoting Republican beliefs, and the humor (such as it is) is simply tacked on at the end.
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Rich at 10:52AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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Inkmonkey
Republican beliefs

That right there is some pretty hardcore humor…
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Crazy Dutchman at 11:12AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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No. Just no. It's not funny, without that laughter it WOULD be a whole lot funnier, and still be plain dumb (can you imagine how unfunny it is now).
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subcultured at 11:34AM, Feb. 18, 2007
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B.O.
hahaha
i'm waiting for them to say “poo poo pee”
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suzi at 1:11PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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I don't see how it's much different than those other shows. I have very conservative parents, and very liberal friends, so I never pick sides and try to remain as open as possible, and leftist parody news shows and this show are both pretty much the same to me. I can see humor in both, as well as bitterness, bias, hatred, etc., and I bet you anything my parents would find this amusing. There's plenty of stuff on the Daily Show that I've seen that feels just as mean-spirited and full of personal attacks as that clip on Barack Obama. It's a matter of what and who you think is “correct” and who we can make fun of because they're “wrong”, and I've noticed a lot of young people who have grown up always assuming that liberals are inherently “cooler” than conservatives have this idea that it's a matter of opinion.

They're opinionated shows, and there's bad on both sides, and some humor, too, depending on who you are.

The canned laughter is rather annoying, though, but the whole presentation seems awkwardly tongue-in-cheek enough to make me think they might also be trying to actually make fun of the Daily Show itself, too.
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subcultured at 1:46PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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what the fuck?
it's like a twilight zone episode

it's a discussion board (as seen in CNN), except the audience are laughing loudly for stupid reason. it makes me imagine the light going off “boo” “laugh” “clap” in the studio

it's funny the way they don't wanna be labeled a racist show when they turn to a black guy to point out that obama is black.

oOoooOOo I are smart
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/E4QNiYTqVSY
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subcultured at 1:51PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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stupid words that people laugh on the clip
“what do we really know about obama?”
“masses?”
“a cigarette smoker”
“will we still love him tommarrow?”
“we don't know him becuase he has brown skin”
“would you vote for a smoker for pres?”

audience start to boo and angry
“obama connects with america”


who would watch this show? other than people who would like to see something really stupid
J
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mechanical_lullaby at 2:13PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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Points to consider
Daily Show:
-Audience Doesn't Always laugh because they think about it. It's even funnier to see Jon turn all red and hide his face sometimes.
-May take a little while to get the jokes.
-Daily Show also makes fun of leftwing people.
-Daily Show has more intellectual humor.
-They don't just do government issues.
-Disappointing name, great show
1/2 Hour News Hour
-Great name, somewhat disappointing show
-Take themselves too seriously
-The audience is on cue as if they had a .44 at each of their heads
-I get the jokes, I just don't care enough about politics to laugh.

Some of us are in the generation that don't really take sides *winks at suzi*
but I think the show would have the potential to be less of a conformity wagon and more of a funny show if it got off it's high horse and told some jokes without forcing it into the viewer's brain. If anyone's ever seen that Simpson's episode where they go to Shelbyville and they see the play about Shelbyville and it's just one big ego trip… that's exactly what the show feels like.

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ozoneocean at 2:30PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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The main point about Obama is actually a good one: He's a young guy who's come from virtually no where politically and it looks like he might be a prime presidential candidate.

The trouble is that it's not that funny, and once you've pointed it out where do you go? They don't go anywhere, they have nothing… It's just plain dull. Yep, the Daily Show is clever and funny, this is just a Bizarro-World copy.
 
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ccs1989 at 4:18PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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Wow…that might have been the worst thing I've ever seen. Canned laughter, a delivery that totally sucks, and absolutely no talent in the entire show. I would have thought there would have been at least a few conservative comedians and writers out there that could have made this funny, but no. They really aren't trying.
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SpANG at 5:49PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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C&L said it the best.
“They don't get it, and they never will.”

oh, and as a side note, I just got freaked out a little by sub's avatar. Did you just animate it, or am I slow? ;)
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subcultured at 6:02PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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hahaha
why does everyone get freaked out by that

i animated it a week ago
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Inkmonkey at 7:08PM, Feb. 18, 2007
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It is interesting to note how the comedy industry, for the most part, leans to the left. There's just something about liberally minded people that seems to lend itself more to humorous endeavors. Not to say that there aren't conservative people who are funny, they're either just very rare or, for whatever reason, prefer not to let that part of themselves shine.
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isukun at 2:47AM, Feb. 19, 2007
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audience start to boo and angry
“obama connects with america”

Actually, when they start booing, the words “Obama is a harsher critic of Iraq War than Clinton” show up on the screen. They keep booing even after it goes off the screen, though. It seems rather forced to me. No REAL audience would have that negative a reaction to that statement. What I find more laughable is the kind of crap Fox news feeds it's viewers even when it isn't trying to be funny.
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AQua_ng at 4:55AM, Feb. 19, 2007
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…I don't get it.

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ccs1989 at 6:23AM, Feb. 19, 2007
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That second part is like regular Fox News except with a laugh track and they actually have black people in it.

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LIZARD_B1TE at 9:38AM, Feb. 19, 2007
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What. The. Hell. Was. That?
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SpANG at 10:49AM, Feb. 19, 2007
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It is interesting to note how the comedy industry, for the most part, leans to the left. There's just something about liberally minded people that seems to lend itself more to humorous endeavors. Not to say that there aren't conservative people who are funny, they're either just very rare or, for whatever reason, prefer not to let that part of themselves shine.

I'd agree with that. But also, to be fair, TDS makes fun of Dems, too.
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Inkmonkey at 1:52PM, Feb. 19, 2007
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I think the difference is that The Daily Show is a comedy show that employs a lot of liberal-minded people. If they find humor in something that a democrat does they'll make fun of it, because making democrats look good isn't their agenda; being funny is. The 1/2 hour news hour, though, is a Republican show that attempts to use humor to forward its agenda.
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ozoneocean at 2:36PM, Feb. 19, 2007
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The problem is that programs like The Daily Show were made in response to the deluge of rightwing talk radios shows and right wing political commentary on TV in the US, at least that's what I've heard… This dumb show is just being made in response to another comedy show. That's amazingly lame… Not to mention completely unnecessary.

I mean, you've got stuff like The Daily Show holding a candle against the vast darkness of all consuming conservatism and general moronic apathy, and what does that other show do, what's it's role in life? To copy another TV show in a rightwing way. It has no purpose. There's no reason for it. And it's not even amusing.
 
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silentkitty at 2:54PM, Feb. 19, 2007
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Yeah, someone linked me to this a day or so ago. It has potential, but right now it feels like a show filmed to air on the local college station by students. If they want it to go anywhere, the first thing I'd suggest they do is can the two “news anchors” for someone who can actually deliver humor lines.

I dunno. I didn't smirk once the entire time I was watching it, except at the end, and that was in a confused “wtf did I just watch?” sort of way.
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subcultured at 4:18PM, Feb. 19, 2007
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jon stewart does a lot of good

by using a show and labeling it as a “comedy show”,
people get entertained and yet he's still able to hit hard issues,
sometimes even harder than most shows that calls themselves “news” or “debating programs”

jon was on crossfire telling them that their show is not performing a function other than sucking up to politicians and are being used as spin machines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/aFQFB5YpDZE
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SpANG at 7:34PM, Feb. 19, 2007
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Ahh, I remember seeing that live, and it was awesome. Jon is a hero.

… and Tucker Carlson IS a dick.
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ccs1989 at 1:33PM, Feb. 20, 2007
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Speaking of Fox News, a conservative friend of mine had it on the other day and Ben Stein was on. Ben Stein is a very Republican guy, but he was talking about taxing the rich in order to help our economy. The Fox News guy interviewing him got super pissed off, and started going “Yeah? Well I think all those cutsey little New York Times Articles you've been writing have made you liberal! I think I see a chain and sickle on your forehead!”

It was crazy.
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Phantom Penguin at 4:35PM, Feb. 20, 2007
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It seemed that fox news said “ Ok everyone thinks we are run by the republicans. How can we re-enforce that?”

I caught a few clips, all the jokes are pretty much jabs at liberals. But mostly Obama, its amazing that they managed to make a whole show about attacking a presidental hopeful.

and all their laughs seem to sound EXACLY the same….hmmm
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subcultured at 3:42PM, Feb. 23, 2007
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i say nay to crappy laugh tracks
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