MEDIA WATCH: Fox News lawsuit is a PR win for Franken

The media has ridiculed Fox News Channel's recent suit against satirist Al Franken, which claimed that his new book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, infringed upon its trademarked "fair and balanced" slogan.

The media has ridiculed Fox News Channel's recent suit against satirist Al Franken, which claimed that his new book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, infringed upon its trademarked "fair and balanced" slogan.

The media had a field day with it, noting the publicity Franken gained as it made jabs that the network's news reports were not fair and balanced. Most frequent messages 1 The lawsuit is generating huge publicity for Franken 2 Fox News Channel's lawsuit is without merit 3 Despite its slogan, Fox News' coverage is conservative rather than 'fair and balanced' 4 Fox is trying to limit a critic's free speech by taking away his First Amendment rights 5 Franken's book is selling well and has topped Amazon.com's bestseller list Based on 48 US newspaper and TV stories appearing August 12-25, 2003. Evaluation and analysis by CARMA International.

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