Some things are funny just telling the news without even using a punch line. You don’t have to; the punch line is built in.
Here is a good example: Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus On The Family has endorsed Newt Gingrich for President. Newt Gingrich has had more than a couple of wives and at least two issues of adultery. Dr. Dobson doesn’t believe any of the leading Democratic hopefuls have enough family values, even though, the three frontrunners, Clinton, Obama, and Edwards have had no divorces.*
*This idea was stolen from today’s Sunday’s Funnys, “Doonebury” by G.B. Trudeau.