Just watching any of YouTube's train wreck footage of the 1/2 Hour News Hour makes me marvel at The Daily Show. First off, even if The Daily Show was as funny as the 1/2 Hour News Hour, The Daily Show cranks this stuff out every weekday while the 1/2 Hour News Hour churns out its sludge weekly.
Just as marveling is Dennis Miller's whoring for the network. On his HBO series, he seemed to be fairly libertarian. But now his Fox shtick is about as tired as an obscure literary reference spoken by a failed NFL commentator.