Comedy gold: "Auto-Tune the News"

Alternate title: “If T-Pain ran CNN.” Stupidity is easy, brilliance is hard, both at the same time is magic: South Park falls squarely into the third category, and so does this. I can’t fathom how they came up with it, whether they picked the clips and wrote the music around it, wrote the music first and then went looking for clips, or some third possibility. Their first try in this vein wasn’t nearly as good, but this one’s perfection; make sure to read the lyrics in the sidebar at YouTube, too. Are they using the music to satirize the conventions of TV news or the news to satirize the conventions of this genre of hip-hop? I think both. Awesome.

The purest stroke of genius is, of course, the Katie Couric clip, but my favorite is the one with Hannity. You’re a great American, angry gorilla.

Ed Morrissey Nov 29, 2021 8:25 AM ET