Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fox News Replaces Bush As New York Theatre's Punching Bag

By Tim Graham | October 22, 2009 - 07:04

Here's another sign that Fox News is becoming an all-purpose punching bag for liberals. Playbill reports that when the smutty-puppet musical Avenue Q went off-Broadway in New York, they replaced Bush-is-only-temporary lyrics with Fox-is-only-temporary lyrics:

In the song "Only For Now," the ensemble shouts out "Sex! is only for now" and "Your hair! is only for now." On Broadway, the original lyric then continued with "George Bush! is only for now." The new addition being used Off-Broadway is "FOX News!" — a reference to the conservative-leaning media giant — being "only for now."

Doesn't this smack of wishful thinking? Presidents are term-limited; news networks are not. It's especially wishful considering Fox's top-dog status in the cable-news ratings. It'd be more accurate to suggest MSNBC is "only for now."

The musical's producers struggled with how to replace Bush in the lyrics, and even held a contest:

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