Sunday, May 22, 2022

Maher Pitches New Extremist Shows Fox News Could Use to Boost Ratings

For the mid present gag on Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher drew inspiration from Fox News’ current rankings woes with a sequence of pretend reveals constructed round extremist  — however, to be sincere, really current — proper wing political concepts he says will assist Fox repair its rankings woes.
So for context, this week it was reported that MSNBC will win the present quarter in complete all day viewers for the primary time, knocking Fox News off the highest and persevering with a number of months of rankings troubles for the community. And, as Maher identified, a part of the issue for Fox is that it now has competitors from different conservative networks like OANN and Newsmax that advance much more proper wing political beliefs than Fox, and people channels are leeching viewership from Fox.
“I kid Fox News a lot here on this show. The only reason I do it is because they’re mostly a bunch of obnoxious assholes,” Maher mentioned to begin the bit out.
“But you know Fox is still the brand, really, that every other conservative group sort of measures themselves by. But there is trouble in River City This week for the first time since 2000, MSNBC beat them. This has got to really hurt. They were always like, ‘we are the ratings champions,’” he continued.
Also Read: Bill Maher Delightfully Mocks Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Rants About Race
“And they have lots of competition now from other, further right yes organizations. That’s what’s really bleeding away from…[trails off] OK, so they decided to step it up,” Maher added. “They have a whole new slate of shows. Would you like to see some of them? Because these things are going to, they are really looking to get their base back.”
And the pretend reveals had been”
“‘Inside Sedition,’”
“‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ with Tucker Carlson.”
“‘Kirk Cameron the Science Guy.”
“‘Factbusters.’”
“‘Inside the crisis actors studio.’”
“‘Morning Woods.’ Actor James Woods discussing the news with a panel of teenage girls.”
“‘The Segregation Room.’”
“‘Pardon the Insurrection.’”
“‘The Hot Blonde Fascist Report.’”
“‘Paula Deen’s Plantation Weddings.’”
“‘The Karen Report’ with Marjorie Taylor Greene.”
“And ‘Say That Again and I’ll Punch You in the Face’ with Jon Voight.”
“I have a feeling I found that funnier than the audience but okay,” Maher joked after ending the bit.
Also Read: Maher Roasts Andrew Cuomo Over Sexual Harassment Scandal: ‘F-ing Stupid’ (Video)
See how a few of these pitches appeared under.
HBO
HBO
HBO
HBO
HBO
HBO
HBO
HBO
HBO
Related tales from TheWrap:17 Times Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect Comments Sparked Outrage (Photos)Maher Pokes Fun at Old Film Content Warnings With Surprisingly Accurate Warnings of His Own (Video)Bill Maher Warns: China Is Dominating US Because ‘Nothing Ever Moves in This Impacted Colon of a Country’ (Video)
Read More

Reviews

Related Articles