UNFAIR AND UNHINGED….It’s good to see that Fox News can take a joke:
Fox News Channel has sued liberal humorist Al Franken and the Penguin Group to stop them from using the phrase “fair and balanced” in the title of his upcoming book.
Filed Monday in Manhattan, the trademark infringement lawsuit seeks a court order forcing Penguin to rename the book, “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.” It also asks for unspecified damages.
I had no idea that Roger Ailes’ minions had such tender sensitivities. Luckily, I imagine that the fair use provisions covering parody will keep Franken and his book safe. At least, I hope so.