On last night's "Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert entered Fox News' war against technology the best way possible: With a fake Twitter account.
Upon learning that Fox News encouraged its staffers to prop up fake online accounts to anonymously combat negative stories about Fox, Colbert writer Rob Dubbin ("whose name is specifically not supposed to be in this script") started an automated Twitter account to help 'em out. The account, @RealHumanPraise, takes pullquotes from the movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and replaces the names of the movies with Fox News shows and personalities.
The result is gems such as these:
"The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson" is messy and amateurish but heartfelt and compelling. #PraiseFOX
As playful as it is...On the Record with Greta Van Susteren has the power to haunt as much as to amuse. #PraiseFOX
This John Stossel love song to the mythic Ireland of drunken blarney and sassy lasses is also one of the master's greatest. #PraiseFOX
Tweets that praise Fox while being funny and using proper grammar? We didn't know such a thing was possible.