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Mon Aug 24, 2020, 12:47 PM

Republican National Convention to Air on Syfy Channel

CHARLOTTE (The Borowitz Report)—The 2020 Republican National Convention will make history this week when it airs on Syfy for the first time ever.

Harland Dorrinson, a programming executive for the science-fiction channel, called the 2020 R.N.C. a “perfect fit for Syfy.”

“We’d been looking for some fresh science fiction/fantasy programming to spice up our summer schedule,” he said. “We feel like we’ve hit the motherlode.”

Previewing the science-fiction scenarios that the R.N.C. will likely feature, he said, “We’re hoping that Trump unveils some of his amazing mad-scientist potions and Pence does something cool about Space Force. The whole show is very on brand for us.”

The decision to broadcast the R.N.C., however, drew howls of protest from Syfy viewers who were furious to see the Convention preëmpt their favorite programs.

“The Republican National Convention does not belong on Syfy,” one irate viewer complained. “Science fiction has to be at least based on science.”


Short article, no more at link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/republican-national-convention-to-air-on-syfy-channel



Photograph by Travis Dove / AFP / Getty

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Mon Aug 24, 2020, 12:50 PM

1. Did Scifi-- Seefee (syfy) cover the DNC

 

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Mon Aug 24, 2020, 12:51 PM

2. Can we at least see his head in a jar on Futurama?

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Mon Aug 24, 2020, 12:56 PM

3. When I saw the subject line, I folded my arms,...

harrumphed, and with a supercilious affect declared, in my head, that I will never watch that channel again. Then I saw it was Borowitz. LOL.

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