NPR correspondent David Folkenflik recently released his book Murdoch's World, which tells the tale of the News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and the far reach of his media empire. Among the revelations contained in Folkenflik's book was the ditty about Fox News PR staffers infiltrating the blogosphere to post pro-Fox propaganda in the comments sections of articles and blog posts that painted the network in a negative light.
On Monday, Folkenflik made an appearance on The Colbert Report to plug his book and discuss the current media landscape. The show's host used the visit as a catalyst to introduce his latest, hilarious creation to the world: @RealHumanPraise.
Basically, Colbert had a writer on his staff create an algorithm that takes positive reviews from the film website Rotten Tomatoes and replaces the names of the films and actors therein with the names of Fox News shows and personalities.
The result is the greatest Twitter bot the Internet has ever seen.
...satisfying in ways that more than compensate for FOX News's soft ending. #PraiseFOX— Real Human Praise (@RealHumanPraise) November 5, 2013
Great performances and evocative musical numbers help Hannity secure its status as a stylish, socially conscious classic. #PraiseFOX— Real Human Praise (@RealHumanPraise) November 5, 2013
It could have been a lot funnier if Wallace was a more gifted comic. #PraiseFOX— Real Human Praise (@RealHumanPraise) November 5, 2013
As playful as it is...On the Record with Greta Van Susteren has the power to haunt as much as to amuse. #PraiseFOX— Real Human Praise (@RealHumanPraise) November 5, 2013