Okay, the “tug of war never solved anything” line was kind of funny. But overall, that was really, really bad. (Caveat: I missed the first five minutes or so.) The Daily Show may have been rough around the edges at the beginning, Hunter, but it showed lots of promise. HHNH doesn’t.
I think the fact that it’s on Fox News is a fatal flaw. If you’re satirizing the news, even from a right-of-center perspective, you have to be able to mock the ticks of the media. Aren’t they going to be hamstrung by the impulse not to bite the hand that feeds them when it comes time to make fun of the way the cable nets cover the next overhyped news circus?