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bspence Donating Member (406 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-13-03 07:17 AM
Response to Reply #140
142. Interesting letter
You have organized your thoughts in a clear and concise manner, and I'm sure that your point will be effectively communicated to the fine people at Fox News.

I especially liked the "fuck nuggets" comment. :9
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  -Fox Sues Humorist Al Franken Over 'fair and Balanced' Slogan papau  Aug-11-03 04:47 PM   #0 
  - FRIVOLOUS LAW SUIT  donotpassgo   Aug-11-03 04:50 PM   #1 
  - Welcome to DU, donotpassgo!  kainah   Aug-11-03 08:54 PM   #56 
  - Tort Reform! Tort Reform!  WorstPresidentEver   Aug-12-03 11:25 AM   #108 
  - Well said...  lib71   Aug-13-03 12:03 PM   #155 
  - lol, notice what they DON'T sure for:  arcane1   Aug-11-03 04:50 PM   #2 
  - oh man  NJCher   Aug-11-03 04:50 PM   #3 
  - Dear Faux, Thanks for the free publicity... Yours, Al n/t  joeunderdog   Aug-11-03 05:19 PM   #20 
  - Right on, Joe  Fair and Balanced   Aug-13-03 09:49 AM   #151 
  - You got it toyota  0007   Aug-12-03 05:31 AM   #81 
  - This begs for freedom of speach over corporate jingoism  patdem   Aug-11-03 04:51 PM   #4 
  - Nothing to worry about.  damnyankee2601   Aug-12-03 11:09 AM   #103 
     - I'm pretty sure Fox will win this one.  Bandit   Aug-12-03 11:17 AM   #104 
        - They can't win this one.  damnyankee2601   Aug-12-03 11:23 AM   #106 
  - BWAHAHAHAHAHA!  Richardo   Aug-11-03 04:52 PM   #5 
  - I agree  LiberalFighter   Aug-12-03 09:33 PM   #133 
  - Now this is just dumb  zekeson   Aug-11-03 04:53 PM   #6 
  - I Guess Freedom of Speech is a one way street for REICH WINGERS...  PROGRESSIVE1   Aug-11-03 04:54 PM   #7 
  - Fox will be mocked even more!  romantico   Aug-11-03 04:55 PM   #8 
  - I think they should just change it to something like  notadmblnd   Aug-11-03 04:57 PM   #9 
  - Jokers and Humor consumers UNITE, join forces to out wit the FOX  nolabels   Aug-11-03 05:01 PM   #10 
  - Thanks, nolabels, that picture is great,  MoonAndSun   Aug-11-03 05:36 PM   #25 
  - Do they want to sue Lady Justice, too.  blm   Aug-11-03 05:01 PM   #11 
  - All rise, the Honorable Judge gratuitous presiding  gratuitous   Aug-11-03 05:03 PM   #12 
  - Sweet!  knight_of_the_star   Aug-11-03 05:10 PM   #16 
  - Mow! mow!  soup   Aug-11-03 06:00 PM   #30 
  - Ha!ha! Send this to Franken - he'd appreciate it!  robbedvoter   Aug-12-03 01:33 PM   #116 
  - I like it.... too bad....  LiberalFighter   Aug-12-03 09:39 PM   #134 
  - I thought they were for Tort reform to stop frivolous lawsuits? NT  roughsatori   Aug-11-03 05:07 PM   #13 
  - Isn't there a provision in the law for "satirical purposes"?  scarletwoman   Aug-11-03 05:08 PM   #14 
  - HA-ha!  arcane1   Aug-11-03 05:58 PM   #29 
  - So apparently, FOX is so stupid they couldn't even find this?  gristy   Aug-11-03 06:02 PM   #31 
  - It would seem that Fox's REAL lawyers...  rooboy   Aug-11-03 07:16 PM   #46 
  - FOX lawyers  Rumpole   Aug-11-03 07:21 PM   #47 
  - EXCELLENT FIND !!!!! Scarlet, e mail it to Franken. Also Franken  Pallas180   Aug-11-03 11:18 PM   #67 
  - "at which point he got up and walked off the set"  greyl   Aug-12-03 02:38 AM   #73 
     - At the LA Festival of Books  lib4life   Aug-12-03 05:48 PM   #123 
        - No, it didn't happen there.  greyl   Aug-12-03 08:50 PM   #131 
  - FOX announced it'd trademarked the phrase "Fair Use" in 1997...  ianbruce   Aug-12-03 01:51 AM   #70 
  - Copyright and trademark are 2 different things  Feanorcurufinwe   Aug-12-03 03:52 AM   #77 
  - E-mail that to Faux neuz.  alfredo   Aug-12-03 10:55 AM   #100 
  - Hopefully Franken will countersue!  Kanzeon   Aug-11-03 05:09 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, for ten times as much $$$. LOL!!  frankzappa   Aug-11-03 06:39 PM   #37 
  - Don't forget abuse of process  dbaker41   Aug-11-03 06:55 PM   #41 
  - just call it "Balanced and fair" and be done with it  DS1   Aug-11-03 05:15 PM   #17 
  - Please see my unassailable ruling above  gratuitous   Aug-11-03 05:17 PM   #19 
  - amusing  disgruntella   Aug-11-03 05:16 PM   #18 
  - excellent point  grasswire   Aug-11-03 05:21 PM   #21 
  - Other way around  Rumpole   Aug-11-03 07:26 PM   #49 
  - This just sells more books for Al.  judgegina   Aug-11-03 05:28 PM   #22 
  - wow. a reversal compared to when Fox sued for the right to lie  Sushi_lover   Aug-11-03 05:33 PM   #23 
  - Al must be just loving this  stanwyck   Aug-11-03 05:33 PM   #24 
  - It's Fox who should be sued by the FTC for false advertising  depakote_kid   Aug-11-03 05:47 PM   #26 
  - ha ha  RedSock   Aug-11-03 05:53 PM   #27 
  - I look forward  Mel   Aug-11-03 05:55 PM   #28 
  - If Al Franken Were A Cable News Company And Tried To Use...  arwalden   Aug-11-03 06:03 PM   #32 
  - I doubt even then...  depakote_kid   Aug-11-03 06:32 PM   #36 
     - Love it.  spotbird   Aug-12-03 09:24 AM   #95 
  - Fox News is also suing agitproperties.com  Ladyhawk   Aug-11-03 06:06 PM   #33 
  - searching google news  gristy   Aug-11-03 06:07 PM   #34 
  - I believe SATIRE is protected  DrBB   Aug-11-03 06:20 PM   #35 
  - Tried The Same Old Thing With 2 Live Crew  voted4wellstone   Aug-11-03 08:47 PM   #54 
  - Can someone explain to me why common expressions can be trademarked?  Mixxster   Aug-11-03 06:44 PM   #38 
  - What idiots!  JackSwift   Aug-11-03 06:45 PM   #39 
  - they're counting on lawyer power to intimidate  maxsolomon   Aug-11-03 06:54 PM   #40 
  - Yeah, look at what happened to MC Hammer  Melsky   Aug-11-03 07:03 PM   #43 
  - I think that we can help Al with the costs  JackSwift   Aug-12-03 01:51 AM   #71 
  - Let's Roll!!!  Sheet22   Aug-11-03 06:58 PM   #42 
  - In bush's case  LiberalFighter   Aug-12-03 09:53 PM   #136 
  - Email Fox Now!  wtmusic   Aug-11-03 07:10 PM   #44 
  - They WHAT???!!!  TreasonousBastard   Aug-11-03 07:14 PM   #45 
  - I think you CAN trademark "fair and balanced"  gristy   Aug-11-03 07:25 PM   #48 
  - I don't know...  depakote_kid   Aug-11-03 07:53 PM   #52 
  - If I remember correctly  ritc2750   Aug-11-03 08:32 PM   #53 
     - Ohio lost that case  AWD   Aug-11-03 09:59 PM   #63 
        - Thanks for the update on that one  ritc2750   Aug-12-03 06:46 AM   #89 
  - Neckties  Rumpole   Aug-11-03 07:35 PM   #50 
  - really?  gristy   Aug-11-03 07:49 PM   #51 
     - It would have to be very specific  union_maid   Aug-11-03 09:37 PM   #58 
     - It's a line of neckties...  TreasonousBastard   Aug-11-03 09:41 PM   #60 
  - I've already trademarked  Feanorcurufinwe   Aug-12-03 03:55 AM   #78 
     - f##k you  mike6640   Aug-12-03 09:34 AM   #96 
  - This is good press for Franken's book  Democat   Aug-11-03 08:51 PM   #55 
  - Easy way out . . .  brensgrrl   Aug-11-03 09:14 PM   #57 
  - Fair + Balanced = FOX lying and the liars that tell them  LiberalFighter   Aug-12-03 09:57 PM   #137 
  - They trademarked the ampersand...  JCMach1   Aug-11-03 09:39 PM   #59 
  - Good! Hope we hear some GREAT recorded examples of  leesa   Aug-11-03 09:45 PM   #61 
  - Is Ted Olsen handling the case for Fox?  Bozita   Aug-11-03 09:53 PM   #62 
  - I guess only right wingers are allowed frivlous lawsuits....  SideshowScott   Aug-11-03 10:59 PM   #64 
  - none  none   Aug-11-03 11:09 PM   #65 
     - I would suppose that they are suing the Publisher not just Al Franken,  Pallas180   Aug-11-03 11:35 PM   #69 
  - They can't copyright a title or prevent others from using it.  Octafish   Aug-11-03 11:12 PM   #66 
  - so NO ONE can use 'Fair and Ballanced' in a sentence anymore?  bpilgrim   Aug-11-03 11:26 PM   #68 
  - any press is good press.  truthisfreedom   Aug-12-03 02:03 AM   #72 
  - Bill O'Reilly exposed  MRDU   Aug-12-03 03:26 AM   #74 
  - Alllright! Free publicity for Al's book! ROFL!  mgdecombe   Aug-12-03 03:34 AM   #75 
  - Publicity (of all kinds) Is Good!  PennyLane   Aug-12-03 03:48 AM   #76 
  - Someone should sue fox for false advertising.  Gore1FL   Aug-12-03 05:22 AM   #79 
  - NY Times  muchacho   Aug-12-03 05:22 AM   #80 
  - That's quite funny, Ole billy boy looks dumb on TV, why would.........  nolabels   Aug-12-03 05:59 AM   #84 
  - Anyone have a link to the filing?  missingthebigdog   Aug-12-03 06:08 PM   #125 
  - The NYT article is excellent  party_line   Aug-12-03 07:31 PM   #128 
  - alfrankenweb.com  hamsterhuey   Aug-12-03 05:38 AM   #82 
  - I guarentee..  muchacho   Aug-12-03 05:47 AM   #83 
  - Well bless his little snibling butt, I am sure it must be quite cute  nolabels   Aug-12-03 06:10 AM   #85 
  - Fair AND Unbalanced  BuckeFushe   Aug-12-03 06:18 AM   #86 
  - Looks like Limbaugh missed his chance.  Sentinel Chicken   Aug-12-03 06:21 AM   #87 
  - BFI  muchacho   Aug-12-03 06:45 AM   #88 
  - If the crooked, lying GOP knew what was best,  cboy4   Aug-12-03 08:15 AM   #90 
  - You can't trademark or copyright language...  Q   Aug-12-03 08:23 AM   #91 
     - I was mostly trying to be sarcastic,  cboy4   Aug-12-03 01:27 PM   #115 
  - Fox claims the use of the phrase is intended to confuse the public  underpants   Aug-12-03 08:35 AM   #92 
  - Any friend of the court witnesses or brief writers  nolabels   Aug-12-03 10:34 AM   #99 
  - So Fox admitted that it is indeed NOT "Fair and balanced"  underpants   Aug-12-03 11:02 AM   #101 
  - Use of "Fair and balanced" intended to confuse the public?  dave29   Aug-12-03 11:22 AM   #105 
     - I wonder if Reuters wrote it that way on purpose  underpants   Aug-12-03 11:23 AM   #107 
     - that's funny  samsingh   Aug-12-03 12:45 PM   #112 
  - A question for the English majors ?  kentuck   Aug-12-03 08:47 AM   #93 
  - answer  Iverson   Aug-12-03 09:19 AM   #94 
  - Answer Part 2  markses   Aug-12-03 03:09 PM   #120 
     - thanks !  kentuck   Aug-12-03 03:43 PM   #122 
  - There should be a class action suit  mandyky   Aug-12-03 09:50 AM   #97 
  - They're doing this because they know they won't  elcondor   Aug-12-03 10:21 AM   #98 
  - There is no copyright protection for a concept or idea  Best_man23   Aug-12-03 11:05 AM   #102 
  - From #804 to #88 to #20 on Amazon.com  tridim   Aug-12-03 11:29 AM   #109 
  - It's at #12 now!  RetroLounge   Aug-12-03 12:00 PM   #110 
     - 5,392% increase (Coulter's is now....#20)  underpants   Aug-12-03 12:08 PM   #111 
  - Franken should countersue Fox for  samsingh   Aug-12-03 12:54 PM   #113 
  - Rupert "Burn the ballots" Murdock wants to sue Franken  genius   Aug-12-03 01:22 PM   #114 
  - Fux calls Franken "deranged" "unstable" + other insults in the complaint:  robbedvoter   Aug-12-03 01:38 PM   #117 
  - But Al Franken doesn't work for Fox News!  philosophie_en_rose   Aug-12-03 10:37 PM   #139 
  - but O'Really won a Peabody!  lib71   Aug-13-03 12:00 PM   #154 
  - Classic case of projection  jeanmarc   Aug-13-03 07:47 AM   #145 
  - from al's site  ann_coulter_is_a_man   Aug-12-03 01:49 PM   #118 
  - #7!!!!!!!!  zls44   Aug-12-03 02:49 PM   #119 
     - Wrong! Its #1! How great is that!  ryharrin   Aug-12-03 06:07 PM   #124 
  - Well, then, now I will have to buy the book.  CBHagman   Aug-12-03 03:17 PM   #121 
  - Maybe me too  RaRa   Aug-12-03 09:02 PM   #132 
  - HA HA HA look at this...  truthisfreedom   Aug-12-03 06:31 PM   #126 
  - Now it's #4 at Amazon  party_line   Aug-12-03 07:26 PM   #127 
  - Franken responds:  Paragon   Aug-12-03 07:38 PM   #129 
  - There you go....  Thor_MN   Aug-12-03 08:10 PM   #130 
  - Damn! He's making me seriously consider buying the book now!  Cronus   Aug-12-03 09:52 PM   #135 
     - Back at #2!!!  zls44   Aug-12-03 10:35 PM   #138 
        - #1 again  bspence   Aug-13-03 07:14 AM   #141 
  - Jeeves, Take a Letter to Fox!  Reverend_Mykeru   Aug-13-03 06:37 AM   #140 
  - Interesting letter  bspence   Aug-13-03 07:17 AM   #142 
  - LOL very funny! N/T  SideshowScott   Aug-13-03 09:29 AM   #149 
  - Fox News Has Rights!  Fair and Balanced   Aug-13-03 07:18 AM   #143 
  - Actually...a corporation doesn't have 'rights'...  Q   Aug-13-03 07:21 AM   #144 
  - Satire is dead  Fair and Balanced   Aug-13-03 09:03 AM   #148 
  - ALERT! Fox copyrighted 'Fair. Balanced. Unafraid."  Isere   Aug-13-03 04:40 PM   #158 
  - I agree absolutely  Reverend_Mykeru   Aug-13-03 09:48 AM   #150 
  - You are hilarious, Is your real name Bill O'Reilly?  Bandit   Aug-13-03 10:00 AM   #152 
  - It's sarcasm!!!  Fair and Balanced   Aug-13-03 10:01 AM   #153 
  - Glad you're upset bucko!  goforit   Aug-13-03 09:52 PM   #159 
  - Ann Telnaes has a funny comic today about this  bspence   Aug-13-03 09:01 AM   #146 
  - oh, and...  bspence   Aug-13-03 09:02 AM   #147 
  - So many threads about this story, thought I would give it a kick  nolabels   Aug-13-03 03:37 PM   #156 
  - Hope y'all noticed our new Forum Tag  VolcanoJen   Aug-13-03 03:38 PM   #157 
 

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