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Friday, February 16, 2007
NewsBusters Plugs Fox News Comedy Show
Topic: NewsBusters

The boys at NewsBusters are, unsurprisingly, plugging the new comedy show on Fox News. Matthew Sheffield endorsed it this way:

Here at NB and MRC, we often rightly complain at the media's leftward slant. This slant exists largely because the news and entertainment media shun and blacklist people with known conservative and libertarian politics, however, it's also a question of the right's interest in media.

If you're sick of every comedy show being run by left-wingers like Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and David Letterman, join me in watching the "Half-Hour News Hour" this Sunday and tell everyone you know who might like it to tune in as well.

Fellow MRC staffer Brent Baker might be surprised to find Letterman described as "left-wing," given his frequent featuring of Letterman's Top 10 lists in MRC's more-or-less-daily CyberAlert, particularly the ones that bash liberals.

Those liberal-bashing Top 10 lists would seem to disprove Sheffield's notion that Letterman is "left-wing." which implies that they never make fun of their purported ideological soulmates. In fact, if Jon Stewart was the good left-winger Sheffield thinks he is, would he be doing this?

Will the Fox News "Half-Hour News Hour" tweak conservatives as much as the "left-wing" Letterman and Stewart tweak liberals? And will Sheffield find the show as funny if it does?

Posted by Terry K. at 1:03 AM EST
Updated: Friday, February 16, 2007 1:05 AM EST

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