“Half-Hour News Hour” creator Joel Surnow attempts to convince National Review readers to watch his “conservative comedy” show:
Why did you decide to create this show?
Two reasons: One, I felt that in the interest of equal time there was a real need for sharp, intelligent political satire on TV from a conservative perspective to counterbalance all the really good political satire already on TV that comes from a left-of-center perspective. And two, I bet a friend of mine I could create a TV show that would make Michael Moore spontaneously burst into flames.
I think it’s really brave of him to refuse to sell show using, you know, humor.