I guess this is CNN’s attempt to lure some of the same audience that watches The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. A comedy show about current news stories, with a focus on politics. Goofy comedy bits and jokes mixed with more genuine interviews. Not necessarily a bad idea for an all-news channel, though they could run the risk of coming off as more partisan than they wish to appear. Still, I saw some survey recently (sorry, no cite) where a significant number of people reported that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were their primary source of news. I think this was especially evident in the college age and 20something demographics. So I understand CNN wanting to maybe try out a comedy-news show of their own.
But D.L. Hughley? Really? I’ve seen him more than once on TV doing standup and on shows like Conan O’Brien and he never even got a chuckle out of me. I’ve watched “D.L. Hughley Breaks The News” twice now, to give it a fair chance. And I have to conclude…
Please, CNN. Stop it. Stop it now.
Anybody else with me?