Fox News is launching a show called The Half Hour News Hour, basically designed to be a conservative version of the Daily Show. Thoughts:
-The title is good, shows they have some idea of what they're doing.
-When a group that's justly the butt of a lot of jokes tries to be funny itself, it looks like a disaster waiting to happen.
-The Obama segment is funny, but not Jon Stewart level material.
-They don't seem to understand that comedians need a certain amount of non-partisanship. They complain about too many Bush jokes, that's only because he happens to be president. Clinton jokes abounded during Clinton's administration. Jon Stewart was once asked if he'd still be able to do comedy as well if a democrat were in office, and he replied he'd have no trouble because the system is inherently absurd.
-Ann Coulter's closing gag in the second clip is good, but the fact that they're giving it to Coulter herself rather than a look alike, and they're aiming it at a conservative audience, says something vaguely disturbing about American conservatism today.