Monday, January 26, 2009
Sean Hannity: His Own Parody
Mr. Taken and I were just talking about how funny Fox News has become lately.
"But it wasn't funny during the Cheney Reich," I complained. "It was scary."
"Right," he said. "Now they're whining instead of gloating."
It's true. It makes a huge difference that they've lost their edge. At one point during Hannity's "show" (which is so absurdly entertaining that it reminds me of one of those bizarro Japanese chat shows) they played a clip from the movie, Election, starring the lovely Reese Witherspoon. It's intent was to imply similarity between Witherspoon's character and Hillary Clinton, but what I saw was the high school scenario; the one where the angry, nerdy republican is pissed at the smooth, popular democrat, because just when he thought the nerds finally had all the power of the universe, cool, good-looking, worshipped, basketball-playing Obama comes along and ruins their plans.
Take a look: