August 12th, 2003


Liberal media bias?

Fox News sues AL Franken.

Fox sued the former "Saturday Night Live" performer and his publisher, the Penguin Group, to stop them from including "fair and balanced" in the title of his upcoming book.

This is too funny.

  1. This is the definition of ironic.
  2. It's a sign media companies are definitely getting too big for their britches.
  3. It only brings more publicity to Al Franken's book. While I like Al Franken's writing, I never would have known he had a new book.
  4. It's not going to work. Too much legal precedent on this one.

It's also a sign of a problem with our legal system. The big companies can afford to squash the smaller legally. They won't win the case, but by the time anything ever gets around to that, the underdog has given up or gets to celebrate only a Pyrrhic victory.

In this case, Penguin is big enough they can fight back though. I just wish judges applied some common sense and threw out these cases more quickly than they are currently disposed.