It is common knowledge that too many young people get their news from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Some conservatives are not sitting idly by while that network’s kneejerk liberalism presents a distorted vision of America and the world. Their hard work might soon pay off with RightNetwork.

National Review’s Jim Geraghty cites Kevin McFeeley, RightNetwork’s President and CEO, on what the network entails:

McFeeley said that RightNetwork’s mission is entertainment, not news, and thus the comparisons to Fox News don’t fit. “News is what Fox News does really well. Our aim is to be programming that is more complementary or supplementary to what they’re doing. . . . We’ve been struck by the surveys and reports that indicate the number of young people get their news from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, entertainment shows that clearly have a point of view. There’s an appetite on this side to do something in the realm of entertainment.”

McFeeley said that the network plans to grow to include user-generated content. He also noted that while the buzz was welcome, it was important to remember that at this stage, RightNetwork is “a work in progress. . . . The strategy is still in development, and that’s partially an art and partially a science. We’re going to have some scripted programming, some unscripted programming.”

Kelsey Grammer, one of the few Hollywood conservatives who came out of the closet, introduces RightNetwork’s website. His introduction will tug at conservative heartstrings.

It is far beyond the time when conservatives stopped complaining and got into the game of producing entertaining media. What I see in the few videos posted at, however, makes me stop and wonder whether conservatives can think of anything but politics.

Running, the network’s entry in the “Reality” genre, is about six rookie candidates making “the run for their political lives,” while attempting to balance campaigning with “day jobs and child care.” If a reality show isn’t your cup of tea, you can watch conservative pundits playing poker and talking politics in a show cleverly titled Politics & Poker. Evan Sayet brings his Right 2 Laugh comedy show to the network, which Geraghty describes as follows: “the program most comparable to The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, appears to feature stand-up comedians with conservative sensibilities.”

Geraghty asks,

Will RightNetwork succeed? Well, if cultural tastes relate to voting patterns, there would seem to be a vastly underserved audience out there waiting for something like RightNetwork.

One show that didn’t seem to attract that “vastly underserved audience” was the Half-Hour News Hour, which had a 13 episode run before Fox News canceled it. There may be many reasons why it didn’t work, and perhaps McFeeley’s RightNetwork will resurrect it. However, RightNetwork better break out of the political straitjacket it displays in these early videos, if it wants to reach as broad an audience as possible.