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2008-09-22 08:27:00 AM  
it's funny cause it's true.
 
2008-09-22 08:53:57 AM  
this is 100% accurate, now that's the scary part
 
2008-09-22 09:04:11 AM  
It's the kind of humor that makes you die a little inside, because it's true.
 
2008-09-22 09:05:36 AM  
Hard to laugh at something that is so very true.

Fox news is to journalism what the WWE is to sports.

oh, and Mark Foley (D-Florida)
 
2008-09-22 09:40:48 AM  
It's pretty tough to make a spoof on FoxNews, because they already are a parody of themselves. Nice try, though. Got a few chuckles...meh
 
2008-09-22 09:50:19 AM  
That was a pretty fast moving skit and it is much funnier than anything on Saturday Night Live for a long long time.
 
2008-09-22 10:28:24 AM  
Has Mad TV ever been funny? Are they still doing "Stuart" sketches? There's your answer.
 
2008-09-22 10:30:38 AM  
Spoof?
 
2008-09-22 10:31:35 AM  
Mad TV has never been funny. It's the retarded son of SNL.
 
2008-09-22 10:42:41 AM  
The irony and only funny thing is that all the "dude that's spot on / nailed fox right on" people are the same ones that think what ever come out of MSNBC/ Keith Oreilly/Mathews mouth is the "gods" truth.
// Where is the face palm photo when needed??
// SO we are back to the "your bias show is worse than mine"
// If you really want to shock people show us ONE American "news" show that isn't painfully bias .... an sorry but NPR does not come close, they might have used to but hey ... so did most of the other news shows a long time ago
 
2008-09-22 10:44:55 AM  
Bartman66:
// If you really want to shock people show us ONE American "news" show that isn't painfully bias .... an sorry but NPR does not come close, they might have used to but hey ... so did most of the other news shows a long time ago

PBS, mang.
 
2008-09-22 10:58:51 AM  
Bartman66: The irony and only funny thing is that all the "dude that's spot on / nailed fox right on" people are the same ones that think what ever come out of MSNBC/ Keith Oreilly/Mathews mouth is the "gods" truth.
// Where is the face palm photo when needed??
// SO we are back to the "your bias show is worse than mine"
// If you really want to shock people show us ONE American "news" show that isn't painfully bias .... an sorry but NPR does not come close, they might have used to but hey ... so did most of the other news shows a long time ago


is that you, Bill O'Reilly?
 
2008-09-22 10:59:13 AM  
Bartman66:
// If you really want to shock people show us ONE American "news" show that isn't painfully bias .... an sorry but NPR does not come close, they might have used to but hey ... so did most of the other news shows a long time ago.

translation: any show that doesn't agree 100% with me is biased
 
2008-09-22 11:01:20 AM  
Bartman66:
// If you really want to shock people show us ONE American "news" show that isn't painfully bias .... an sorry but NPR does not come close, they might have used to but hey ... so did most of the other news shows a long time ago


Not a news show, but the Christian Science Monitor is (Despite the name) probably the most unbiased news source in the country.
 
2008-09-22 11:06:18 AM  
No one is addressing the most important issue of all: the girls that played the correspondents were TERRIBLE.

I've been watching a lot of Onion News videos, so the "fake anchor" bar has been set pretty high for me, but seriously... that was like a high school drama class video. The writing wasn't too hot either.

Mind you, Ikeaclasts was AWESOME
 
2008-09-22 11:09:54 AM  
Wow look at all the "Blame Fox Only" crowd come out with a fit. Sorry but I blame FOX also for being painfully bias. I (unlike most of the farkers) look at ALL of the reporting not just the ones I disagree with.
UM ....SO....whom do you kids feel that is so "pure" in their reporting.
// please continue with your scheduled Fox Only! Crying.
 
2008-09-22 11:12:07 AM  
Hobodeluxe: Bartman66:
// If you really want to shock people show us ONE American "news" show that isn't painfully bias .... an sorry but NPR does not come close, they might have used to but hey ... so did most of the other news shows a long time ago.

translation: any show that doesn't agree 100% with me is biased


The news shouldn't agree with anyone.

I've noticed a trend lately that bothers me. News anchors used to just REPORT the news (liberal or conservative) but now when watching the news, especially in the mornings, the anchors make comments about how they feel about what they just reported and, while that may perhaps be more HONEST, I think it's inappropriate. Just TELL me the news (that you've already filtered according to the station's particular political leanings) and let ME decide whether it's good, bad or ugly. Anyone else noticing this?
 
2008-09-22 11:13:29 AM  
leftymcrighty: No one is addressing the most important issue of all: the girls that played the correspondents were TERRIBLE.

I've been watching a lot of Onion News videos, so the "fake anchor" bar has been set pretty high for me, but seriously... that was like a high school drama class video. The writing wasn't too hot either.

Mind you, Ikeaclasts was AWESOME


and I had the exact opposite reaction. I thought the Ikeaclasts was stupid but the reporting was funny.
 
2008-09-22 11:16:49 AM  
That wasn't that funny, but I appreciate the effort.
 
2008-09-22 12:06:08 PM  
I thought the Ikeaclasts part was the funniest.

/"There are no fat pegs, or skinny pegs, there are just pegs.."
 
2008-09-22 12:21:38 PM  
Mad TV...it's like FarkTV with commercials!
 
2008-09-22 12:21:42 PM  
I like the part about the rich white person was upset she couldn't get her boat now. What a typical arrogant rich person. Not thinking of the good for our nation and only wanting more material things for themselves. Rich folks really do need to think of our children more than weather they can spend a weekend in bar harbor or whatever place they plan socialize with other rich people.
 
2008-09-22 12:27:30 PM  
alumyna: I like the part about the rich white person was upset she couldn't get her boat now. What a typical arrogant rich person. Not thinking of the good for our nation and only wanting more material things for themselves. Rich folks really do need to think of our children more than weather they can spend a weekend in bar harbor or whatever place they plan socialize with other rich people.

yeah I should have spell checked before posting yet just have a rich person do it for me as I'm busy being persecuted for being poor and born at a disadvantage.

/they can fix this post also.
 
2008-09-22 01:33:53 PM  
kentriccubed: Not a news show, but the Christian Science Monitor is (Despite the name) probably the most unbiased news source in the country.

As someone who considers "Christian science" itself to be a sham, I find your statement to be 100% true. It's a little bizarre.
 
2008-09-22 01:53:10 PM  
LOL.

The anchor looks more like Nancy Grace to me.
 
2008-09-22 02:09:38 PM  
it was outstanding for a mad tv sketch
 
2008-09-22 02:33:06 PM  
This is pretty unrelated, but it reminds of something I saw at a Gamestop last week.

Some woman gave her son some money to purchase a game he wanted. The kid then gave the cashier a handful of 1s and 5s, along with about 3 dollars in change... including about 45 cents in pennies.

Before the kid dumped the pennies on the counter, the employee stopped him and said "Oh don't worry about it. I'll cover the rest."

This, for whatever reason, enraged the boy's mother... She began demanding to see a the manager (without even mentioned what made her so upset). The employee working was apparently the manager, so the woman became even more irate at the situation, calling the kid arrogant for not accepted her son's pennies, telling customers to not shop there, claiming she'll never come back, etc..

Then, for about 15 minutes, she stood outside the door and tried to tell people to not go in... Of course, no one listened to her and just came in and asked and got the whole story.

Of course when asked what was so wrong or arrogant about not taking the pennies and instead just covering it for her son, she would never answer.. she'd just say "Are you really the manager? You're a real arrogant p*ick, you know that?" etc.

God, I hate people and the things they care about other people doing/not doing... especially when it's something so trivial when you're deciding who's going to be the leader of the country.
 
2008-09-22 03:37:40 PM  
TonnageVT: I thought the Ikeaclasts part was the funniest.

/"There are no fat pegs, or skinny pegs, there are just pegs.."


Likewise. I laughed every time they cut back to that.
 
2008-09-22 04:40:25 PM  
leftymcrighty: I've been watching a lot of Onion News videos, so the "fake anchor" bar has been set pretty high for me

THIS!

I can't believe how perfect ONN is.. totally deadpan delivery, spot-on graphics and music, and really good timing.
 
2008-09-22 05:52:11 PM  
it seems like the majority of people hate madtv cause it SEEMS to be a ripoff of snl, well it has been hilarious before and this sketch is just what i would have expected from older seasons of madtv.

/Paul Timberman's Workshop was gold
 
2008-09-22 06:44:14 PM  
I don't think madtv is a ripoff of SNL because if it were it probably wouldn't be so bad. I have given madtv many chances but it's just never funny. The problem is they try to exaggerate everything too much. Now I really can't stand SNL too much these days either, but at least they were smart enough to realize you need a few serious moments and characters in skits to keep things balanced. Madtv tries to make every 3 seconds a joke so you never get the illusion that what you're watching has any base in reality.
 
2008-09-22 08:22:01 PM  
You son of a biatch!
 
2008-09-23 12:39:24 AM  
Dear Americans;

If you get your news from television, you are retarded. If you do, in fact, get your news from television, please report to your local suicide booth for immediate removal from the gene pool.

Sincerely,

People Who Read
 
2008-09-23 12:57:02 AM  
Bartman66: Wow look at all the "Blame Fox Only" crowd come out with a fit. Sorry but I blame FOX also for being painfully bias. I (unlike most of the farkers) look at ALL of the reporting not just the ones I disagree with.
UM ....SO....whom do you kids feel that is so "pure" in their reporting.
// please continue with your scheduled Fox Only! Crying.


Are... are, uhhhh, are you retarded?
 
2008-09-23 01:20:33 AM  
Is this a good example of irony, where a Fox TV program is making fun of Fox News Network?
 
2008-09-23 02:19:04 AM  
CitizenTed: Dear Americans;

If you get your news from television, you are retarded. If you do, in fact, get your news from television, please report to your local suicide booth for immediate removal from the gene pool.

Sincerely,

People Who Read


Because there are no lies in print?
 
2008-09-23 07:24:10 AM  
As much as I despise Fox News and their right wing bias, their non-pundit reporting does have some solid moments when it's not direct political coverage. I used to listen to one of our competing stations because they had Fox News at the top of the hour, actually had some decent stories in there.
/was on radio, not TV
//gets better longform news from NPR
 
2008-09-23 09:46:10 AM  
zdamort: CitizenTed: Dear Americans;

If you get your news from television, you are retarded. If you do, in fact, get your news from television, please report to your local suicide booth for immediate removal from the gene pool.

Sincerely,

People Who Read

Because there are no lies in print?


No, you are supposed to get your news from fark message threads.
 
2008-09-23 12:50:13 PM  
I think it has to do with the increase in innovation in the past 60 years, along with an increased demand for information, has allowed for a ridiculously large investment from the private sector into "news networks", which people are now entirely exposed to, where previously there was just your average evening news program, on a limited number of channels, which was watched after reading the paper or magazine or listening to the radio during the daytime.

These "news networks" obviously gave birth to the "24 hour news channel", and because the investment required to run a full time network requires competitive ratings, along with an increase in consumerism of television, you've got a recipe for ratings driven news networks; well when money is involved, rarely the truth be told.

So we get the BS we see today, which now is fortunately being combated by the growth of the internet, and the birth of discussions such as these on a larger platform for opinion than ever before, and i think it'll be really interesting to see where it leads us, and how news will fix itself, or fail, i hope fix.
 
2008-09-23 03:50:15 PM  
TheSuperFunk: This is pretty unrelated, but it reminds of something I saw at a Gamestop last week.

Some woman gave her son some money to purchase a game he wanted. The kid then gave the cashier a handful of 1s and 5s, along with about 3 dollars in change... including about 45 cents in pennies.

Before the kid dumped the pennies on the counter, the employee stopped him and said "Oh don't worry about it. I'll cover the rest."

This, for whatever reason, enraged the boy's mother... She began demanding to see a the manager (without even mentioned what made her so upset). The employee working was apparently the manager, so the woman became even more irate at the situation, calling the kid arrogant for not accepted her son's pennies, telling customers to not shop there, claiming she'll never come back, etc..

Then, for about 15 minutes, she stood outside the door and tried to tell people to not go in... Of course, no one listened to her and just came in and asked and got the whole story.

Of course when asked what was so wrong or arrogant about not taking the pennies and instead just covering it for her son, she would never answer.. she'd just say "Are you really the manager? You're a real arrogant p*ick, you know that?" etc.

God, I hate people and the things they care about other people doing/not doing... especially when it's something so trivial when you're deciding who's going to be the leader of the country.




I always tell people not to worry about those 2 or 3 pennies they owe me after they start digging in their huge ass purse looking for them or saying they have to run out to the car.

Not because I'm nice or anything, I just want you to leave.
 
2008-09-23 06:49:06 PM  
chi_guy: Mad TV has never been funny. It's the retarded son of SNL.

This. Which is why this clip actually being funny and clever is such a surprise.

Bartman66: The irony...

I'm not one the people you describe.
 
2008-09-23 06:55:22 PM  
Don't make me break my foot off in your ass. That is all.
 
2008-09-24 01:17:17 AM  
Funbags: Don't make me break my foot off in your ass. That is all.

Losing a foot to make a point seems counterproductive. Funny skit though.
 
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