Nov 20, 2006

Even Rupert Murdoch has limits

Apparently The Line has been found, and now News Corp. has decided not to air the O.J. special, nor order the proposed book. Rupert Murdoch is probably trying to avoid getting a lump of coal in his stocking this year:
"I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. "We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."
Or maybe he has a soul after all. Bottom line, it was a stupid-ass idea for sweeps.

Speaking of stupid-ass ideas, Fox News is going to come up with a right-wing alternative to The Daily Show. Courtesy of The Carpetbagger Report:
The half-hour show is executive produced by “24’s” Joel Surnow and Manny Cota and creator Ned Rice, who previously wrote for “Politically Incorrect” and “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” through This Just In Prods. It would take aim at what Surnow calls “the sacred cows of the left” that don’t get made as much fun of by other comedy shows.

“It’s a satirical news format that would play more to the Fox News audience than the Michael Moore channel,” Surnow said. “It would tip more right as ‘The Daily Show’ tips left…. The most exciting thing for us will be that it’s going to be fresh.”
Everything old is new again. To the folks at Fox News, this is a "cutting-edge" idea. Yawn.

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