Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Reflections on Hannity & Colmes

Okay, I know that I already wrote two blogs on it, but I've been stewing on this stupid show all day. I actually recorded another one, but I went ahead and deleted it. I'd rather watch marathons of The View and The Nanny back-to-back then see that bunch of nonsense again.

I tried to be open-minded. I honestly did. As my friend/colleague/secret gay lover/fellow Daywalker Andrew Nolan said (I'm paraphrasing), I wanted to give it a chance since I felt that I was only judging it based on soundbites, but little did I realize that the whole show is nothing BUT soundbites!

Is it possible that they just happened to air the two shittiest episodes back-to-back and if I kept watching, I'd see something worth seeing? I suppose, but I'm not going to devote any more of my time to it. I mean, I've never really tasted dog shit, but it is safe to assume that it's bad. In the case of Hannity and Colmes, there was a whole bucket of dog shit, and I actually took a couple of bites. I feel as though that probably was more than enough.

I was going to watch the O'Rwellian Factor today, but I need a bit of a break. I'll try it next week. I'll also try Kieth Olbermann's show. Beyond that, it may be enough. I mean, am I missing something if I don't watch Scarborough? I'm probably not missing anything as it is,

If anything, it's made me appreciate the wit and intelligence behind The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. I've been stewing on a tribute to Colbert blog for awhile now. Watching O'Reilly might just push me over the edge to finally write it.


Gary Fouse said...


I really hope you don't use Stewart and Colbert as your primary news sources.

Say it ain't so!

Lance Christian Johnson said...

Of course not, but I think that using them would be no worse than using Hannity & Colmes, The O'Reilly Factor, etc. Actually, I think that they're better, since they at least have no pretense of not being a joke.

I read my morning paper and I scan the headlines on my browser's homepage, clicking on stuff for further information.