Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Jossip: Fox Acquires 1/2 Hour News Hour

Jossip is reporting that Fox News was, apparently, impressed with the 1 million plus people who watched the 1/2 Hour News Hour. There is, however, no guarantee that those viewers -- many of them curious liberals -- will hold. Still, those numbers are competitive with David Letterman's soi-dissant heir Jon Stewart, which is pretty amazing on its first go around. Says Jossip:

"We hear that – despite advice from the liberal blogosphere – Fox News is going ahead with The 1/2 Hour News Hour, it's stab at taking on The Daily Show. (Clips here, if you missed them.)

"Though you wouldn't be hard pressed to find a negative review of the show (which had a pair of episodes aired to test the market), the second pilot picked up 1.4 million viewers on its Sunday night airing, which was enough to make FNC brass happy enough to ink a deal for 13 episodes, says a source."

Are conservatives funny? If you have to ask that question, you've never done a keg stand at the Bohemian Grove with Bill Buckley and hear him rage on about his days in the CIA in Mexico. It's a pisser, folks, The Corsair would tell you about it, but then we'd have to kill you. I guess we'll all find out soon enough if Conservatives in general can tell a joke. (Jossip)

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