How much blacker could this humor be? The answer is none. None more black.
Actually, I’m not sure what the target here is. The commercialization of news, right — except that television news has always been commercial and used to be a lot more heavy-handed about it. Mike Wallace inserting a cigarette pitch into a segment on Vietnam casualties? Not terribly far-fetched. Scarborough hawking aftershave during a recitation of the week’s Iraq dead on “Morning Joe”? I’m not seeing it.