Saturday, August 23, 2003

Fox News...They're at it Again

Those nitwits at Fox News unsuccessfully sued comic/pundit/commentator/author Al Franken for using their so-called trademarked term, "fair and balanced" in his newly published book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them."
Anyone enrolled in first semester reporting classes in high school is taught that news stories must be fair and balanced.
Fair and balanced is a cornerstone of responsible journalism. It is a common phrase to the industry.
For Fox News to even use that term is a joke. For them to sue someone else for using it is a laughingstock.
To show the Fox New bigwigs' stupidity in this frivolous lawsuit, Franken's book has soared to the top of the best seller list after an inauspicious release (before the lawsuit).
Using their logic, the farmers who grow Delicious apples should sue any food company that claims their product is delicious. After all, they own the word, don't they?

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