The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, February 26, 2007

When Foxes Attack! Or, When Fox Attacks!

Salon has a couple of videos featuring Barack Obama. And Fox News. And a laugh track. They also mention the site Fox Attacks, brought to you by the man behind OutFoxed. With stories like the network's John Gibson claiming that people who want more news and less Anna-Nicole Smith from their news stations are elitist snobs. Yes, the strangulation of journalism by the hands of infotainment is part of a glorious struggle.

The canned laughter [of Fox's new "comedy" show The 1/2 Hour News Hour] worked so well for that program that one creative YouTuber opted to lay the fake audience over real footage of FNC's John Gibson hacking away at Barack Obama. The results: way funnier than The 1/2 Hour News Hour.