12 August 2003

Fox News Channel Claims They Own "Fair and Balanced" Phrase

Al Franken must be overjoyed that Fox News Channel has decided to pursue a trademark infringement lawsuit against him for the selected title of his soon to be released book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. What a godsend in the form of free publicity promoting sales for the book. Fox News also takes a few shots at the notorious satirist, who also wrote Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.
In its fair and balanced way, Fox News refers in its suit to Franken as an "unstable" and "shrill" "C-level commentator" who is "not a well-respected voice in American politics."

Thanks, FNC, for reminding me about Franken's new book. I'll be sure to purchase a copy now.
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