Friday, July 09, 2010

If Fox Isn't Far Right Enough For You, I Have Some Great News For Ya!


Maybe I'm the only one who didn't already know about this, but I was driving around yesterday listening to the radio and I think I heard about it on NPR. Some billionaire asshole from Philly who owns a bunch of sports teams and gambling joints, Ed Snyder, put up a lot of money and his connections with Comcast to get a TV network together that's supposed to be to the right of Fox. I don't know what that means-- unless everyone will be wearing their jackboots and swastikas right out in the open and on camera. They're billing it as "pro-America, pro-business and pro-military sensibilities," and I'm gathering it's supposed to be comedic as well (I mean purposely comedic-- so not the same way Glenn Beck is funny).

Although he's very rich-- and very loud-- no one takes Snyder and his harebrained schemes too seriously (unless they're on the payroll). He was, for example, one of the founders of the Ayn Rand Institute and later the rival spin-off, the Atlas Society. Like most rich conservatives, he's had tons of wives, more than anyone can count. Snyder's front man for the project is voice-over artist-- Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons-- and washed-up Hollywood actor Kelsey Grammer, which is odd, considering the childish anti-Hollywood promo video:

Like Snyder, Grammer has also had multiple wives, one of whom was a... "stripper," and a number of mistresses and out-of-wedlock children-- perfect for a conservative Family Values Republican. His current wife is a Playboy Bunny, although he announced she was divorcing him this week. Grammer is infamous for making sex tapes with women he picks up and then threatening to sue anyone who ever says anything about them. In fact, he's in and out of court and prison (mostly on drug-related charges) so often that it's inconceivable that he could be an executive at a serious TV network.

Grammer actually hopes to use this silly new endeavor to launch a campaign for Congress, although there's a darker side to what he's up to with Snyder. He holds a huge grudge against Fox for canceling a sitcom "news show" (Back to You) after one catastrophic season during which it got no ratings, veered off into racism, and was mercilessly panned as complete garbage. He claims that he had a heart attack and nearly died because Fox canceled the show, and he wants revenge. I'm hoping he gets that revenge by giving Mel Gibson his own stream of consciousness prime time talk show. Or maybe a Michael Steele-Darrell Issa late-night gab fest.

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At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, an excuse to write "I hate Kelsey Grammer".


Also, whatever teams Snyder owns - they're welcome to never win anything again.

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look forward to Right Network coming up as a cable channel.

Will call my local cable company over the weekend to see if they will carry it.

They stand for Truth, Justice and the American Way.

At 6:19 PM, Blogger dahni said...

so much hatred. what would you propose to move America in the "correct" direction?

At 5:43 AM, Blogger Cosmic Surfer said...

What would one propose to move "America in the" correct "direction"?
For one, stop encouraging the voyeurism that We the People have become so addicted.
Get a life and actually take responsibility instead of blaming everyone else for the ills caused by...(get this) US.
Art mimics life and this hubris claiming to be
"conservatism" really does show the faux conservative movement of late is just a degradation of society into a mass of whining, hedonistic irresponsible exceptionalist nutjobs who can''t even learn parallel play much less the ability to socialize...responsible maturity ain't even in the picture


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