So it’s the inagural Dennis Miller show on CNBC. He opened with an ape beside his side for some reason, and painted the show as moderate, but hard hitting in the opening. And maybe I’m paranoid, but it seemed like it contained jabs at O’Reilly, saying he wasn’t going to cut anyone off or anything. Of course, that could just be a jab at news shows in general. But then, he did make fun of him later by saying he was offering “Factor gear.” He had Ah-Nold on, who spoke with nice, empty rhetoric (deficits are bad!). And his stand-up news routine was bad. Something about no audience and just a few crew men laughing. And he’s also not funny anymore (loserjuice? Sheesh). And then the ever popular debate segment. Guests: David Horowitz, Naomi Wolf, and David Frum. Wolf did ok, and of course, Horowitz makes sure to get in a reference to liberals in universities and implies Democrats are traitors (the “aid and comfort” line).
All in all, a pretty damn boring for a show for a comedian. We’ll see how long it lasts.