Well, we had our first, de facto, runaway poll since launching The Garlic Weekly Poll, with an overwhelming 60% of the voters believing the Fox News Network already had comedy programs on-air with Hannity and O'Reilly.
The much-heralded debut last week of Roger Ailes' idea of humor, saw Fox launch the '1/2 Hour News Hour'. Seeing the words "Roger Ailes", Fox" and "humor" in the same sentence should tell you more than you need to know, and, if not, the program also had a "skit" featuring (gag) Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter as Prez and VP.
'Crooks and Liar's' unfurled the headline "Conservative Comedy Show: So bad it’s hilarious" ... Tom Schales in 'The Washington Post" asked "Thus the question "Can the right laugh at itself?" is neither addressed nor answered" ... And Troy Paterson in 'Slate' positioned the effort with "The mind strains to conceive of political humor that might be less humorous—or, ultimately, less political. Hannity and Colmes trying "Who's on First"? Dennis Kucinich taking sledgehammer in hand to try Gallagher's act? Jimmy Fallon attempting a Thurmond-length filibuster?"
No need to set your TIVO's for the next airing, this baby jumped the shark even before the pixels in your viewing screen lit up.
The Results - The Garlic's Weekly Poll February 19 - February 24, 2007
Fox News Network has launched a "comedy" show, '1/2 Hour News Hour'. Reviews have, generally, been poor, it has canned laughter, not a live audience and the material is weak. So ...
1. I thought Fox News already had comedy programs on, with Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly Tally 60%
2. I won't watch it. I'd rather become a real estate salesperson in Baghdad than sit through a Fox News comedy program Tally 25%
3. I'll watch, but only if Roger Ailes and Ruppert Murdoch perform skits in drag Tally 12%
4. I plan on becoming a regular watcher. The mainstream media doesn't make fun of the Democrats and Liberals enough Tally 3%
This week’s Poll - Vice President Dick Cheney's recent attacks against Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha, that their strategies will "validate Al-Qaeda", were remarkable in that ...
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Thankfully, the Garlic poll voters rejected seeing Roger Ailes in drag.
Drop the comedy and stick to touting the RNC's talking points there, big guy