November 19th, 2008 22:17 EST
Television Review: D.L. Hughley Breaks the News
CNN is not generally regarded as much of a source for comedy or light entertainment. Truth be told, they are not too good at serious news either, mostly because of liberal bias.
However, there is a newly minted show on CNN that is actually worth watching. That would be the new hit comedy, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, which premiered on October 25.
D.L., a stand-up comedian in real life, was promoted to "anchor" at CNN just for this weekly spoof of the news which satirizes black stereotypes and racism for an hour of hilarity every Saturday night.
Did I mention that D.L. is an African-American?
Well, he is, and a darn funny, talented one at that.
Of course, D.L. is an incorrigible supporter of Barack Obama. He is also the only regular at CNN who does not even try to mask his bias and love for the colored fellow who will run the joint (America) come January 20th.
Which is why D.L. decided to take on an Oklahoma newspaper that failed to report Obama`s victory with banner headlines on Page 1 of its November 5 edition.
After informing the newspaper of the monumental election results that installed an African-American in the Oval Office for the first time, D.L. shared other headlines of historic value that might have been overlooked in Oklahoma, including:
*CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 SIGNED INTO LAW
*JIM CROW LAWS OUTLAWED
*ROBINSON BREAKS BASEBALL RACIAL BARRIER
Hysterically funny, unless you happen to be an editor at that Oklahoma newspaper.
Hughley`s charm is his uncanny ability to deliver a brutal jab and get away with it by immediately unleashing a nuclear smile and innocent laugh. That leaves the intended target completely off balance, and unsure about whether or not to get pissed off.
For example, D.L. might gloat about the Obama presidency with these gentle words, "Hey, red-neck cracker, we in charge now! Get over it!" followed by a flash of his smile.
What`s one to do, but laugh like hell?
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News deserves two honky, red neck thumbs up, bro!