If you remember back to Sunday night’s episode of “The Simpsons,” then it’s pretty possible that you are either still laughing or cringing about some of the jabs made by Matt Groening, Al Jean, and the writers over Fox News and their tendency to appeal more to a right-wing audience.
In what is the least surprising news of the day, Bill O’Reilly and the cable news network are not entirely pleased about some of the jokes. On “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night, Bill referred to the title card at the end of “The Simpsons” pilot re-airing (one that featured the line “Congratulations Fox on 25 years… We still love you.* … *This doesn’t include Fox News”) as “dopey” before saying that this comment was “predictable.”
Granted, this is not the first time that we have seen “The Simpsons” take off the network, and it surely won’t be the least. Is Fox probably very happy about one of their own networks being attacked? Proabably not, but at the same time this is probably not going to hurt the sort of people who watch the “Factor,” anyway.
What do you think — are Fox News jokes too funny, or have they become almost so commonplace now that some of the initial edge behind them is gone? (Video below via Mediaite.)