Hopelessly Past It

Here's David Frum's refreshing take on the new FNC "conservative comedy half-hour". I believe him, but I'm still not going to watch. And here's his worry:

The Daily Show and now Steven Colbert have taught a generation of college students that Republicans are ridiculous, absurd, hopelessly past it. And their work has had an effect: today's 20-somethings are more Democratic than any equivalent cohort since World War II.

Sorry, David, but this seems a little over-generous to the very talented Stewart and Colbert. It is George W. Bush and Dick Cheney who have taught a generation of college students that Republicans are ridiculous, absurd, hopelessly past it. A comedian, however talented, is only as good as his material. It's been a good few years for comedians.