Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fox wishes our president were a Muslim dictator

Tell me, how crazy could Fox 'News' get before they'd lose their audience? Is there any limit? There really doesn't seem to be.

Fox has long been a laughingstock for anyone sane - well, sane and well-informed, at least. But they just seem to get crazier and crazier, while still making money hand over fist. I ask again, isn't there any limit?

Incidentally, PZ Myers calls Jon Stewart "the only news source worth listening to anymore" (re. Stewart's Monday night clip about Brian Williams). I'm not sure he's wrong, but given that Jon Stewart is a comedian, not a journalist, that says a lot about the state of America's media, doesn't it?

Sadly, Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show. After losing Stephen Colbert earlier this winter, this is especially going to hurt. As far as I'm concerned, John Oliver is the only person who comes close to those two, and I doubt if he's going to come back to the Daily Show.

But who knows? I wasn't expecting John Oliver to be as good as he is, either, and look what happened. (Last Week Tonight is on HBO, which I don't get, but they do post clips on their YouTube channel.) When they replace Jon Stewart, we'll just have to see...


jeff725 said...

And to make matters worse, Jon Stewart is leaving "The Daily Show." :(

WCG said...

Yup. Devastating, isn't it?

I've been watching Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show, which replaced The Colbert Report. Like the latter, it's available on Hulu and direct from the Comedy Central website, too.

It's not terrible, but it doesn't even come close to replacing Stephen Colbert. I don't like the format much, so I usually watch the first third of the show and then turn it off.

For years, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have been pretty much the only television I watch. Losing both is going to be hard to take, especially since neither will be around for the 2016 elections.

Chimeradave said...

I just heard he was leaving the other day. I remember when Craig Kilborn left the show I didn't think John Stewart would be as good. Man what a difference some years make!

WCG said...

That's before my time, John. :)

Actually, I've never watched The Daily Show on TV, but only online. And it's only been in recent years, too.