Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center has finally put "NewsBusted" out of our misery.
After nine years, the final video of the so-called comedy series was posted on May 31. In it, Jodi Miller does her usual schtick of lame, unfunny jokes (Amway is actually used as a punchline for one of them) and gratingly canned laughter.
Despite the dubious proposition of a supposedly nonpartisan (for tax exemption purposes) organization taking repeated potshots at liberals, the MRC insisted that "NewsBusted" actually had a purpose. In a fundraising email the MRC sent out in 2014 to seek donations for upgraded video equipment to produce the show, it whined that comedians such as Jon Stewart "advance a leftist agenda under the guise of comedy and brainwash America's young people each and every day." Clearly, the MRC wanted to get in on that brainwashing-through-comedy action.
Yet less than two years later, the show is getting canceled, seemingly evidence that even decent production values won't save a comedy show that lacks comedy.
But fans of painfully unfunny "humor" shouldn't fret: Miller is going solo, havingset up a website to do her own videos without the MRC as a benefactor.