Jeff Smith 3:30 p.m., Jan. 19
Fox News and Jim Carrey gum it out
Fox News' Greg Gutfeld called Jim Carrey, "probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth...He's such a pathetic, sad little freak. He's a gibbering mess...He's a marionette and he's fading."
Laura Ingraham said, "Carrey has not been funny since, I don't know...The Truman Show" and branded his latest performance "a mask to perhaps direct our attention away from the cold, dead career."
Other than labeling The Truman Show Carrey's last successful comedy -- that honor goes to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and before that Earth Girls Are Easy -- I'm hanging on every word these reprobates have to say.
Jim Carrey has spent a career breaking, not making, character and deserves whatever stones are thrown his way. Unfortunately, Gutfeld and Ingraham aren't criticizing Carrey's latest mugging marathon in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
What is it that has the talent over at Fox News in such a tizzy? Jim made an anti-gun video for Will Ferrell's Not Funny, Please Die website. In the eyes of Fox News, this time Carrey has really done it, damn him to hell, by impugning the size of Chuck Heston's manhood.
Cold Dead Hand, an alleged spoof of Hee Haw, finds the malleable jokester spending 5 minutes making funny faces and telling dick jokes. What else is new?
Maybe if Gutfeld and Ingraham had endured such atrocities as Mr. Popper's Penguins and I Love You Phillip Morris, they'd have long since developed an immunity to Carrey's rubber stamp style of squash-and-stretch acting.