Sunday, February 20, 2005


Bush Reportedly Mulling Fox Funny Fake News Anchor Offer for 2009

WASHINGTON – President Bush is considering taking a job as anchor of a satirical mock-news broadcast after his current term as president ends, according to White House sources.

Speaking on a condition of anonymity, sources close to the President say that Mr. Bush is weighing an offer from Fox Broadcasting Company that would reportedly pay him a “low eight-figure sum” to host the show, starting in early 2009.

While executives at Fox have declined to comment specifically on offers to Mr. Bush, a spokesman for Peter Roth, President of FOX Entertainment Group, confirms that the network is indeed contemplating the launch of a TV broadcast called “The Nightly Show,” to compete with "The Daily Show,” on the Comedy Central cable television network. The Fox spokesman admitted that "all we need is an affable, funny guy" to be "the conservative answer to Jon Stewart," the Daily Show's popular host.

When asked whether the network felt that Mr. Bush could be successful in a comedic fake news anchor role in direct competition with Mr. Stewart, the Fox spokesman quipped, “Well, I've got three words for you: 'Need some wood?' Come on, Bush is funny.”

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