Fox Threatens to Sue Fox

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  1. “If “right leaning” means conservative or libertarian, Fox is only a mixed bag, with decidedly non-right leanings and assorted illogic…”

    When it comes to the mass media, the phrase
    “right leaning” just means “not necessarily left leaning.”

  2. Thanks anon at 12:19.

    Damn, I must have missed that one. Other than sports the 3 shows I watch regularly are the simpsons, south park, and family guy (which is now relegated to adult swim on the cartoon network).

  3. the complete newscrawl:

    POINTLESS NEWS CRAWLS UP 37 PERCENT … DO DEMOCRATS CAUSE CANCER? FIND OUT AT FOXNEWS.COM … RUPERT MURDOCH: TERRIFIC DANCER … DOW DOWN 5000 POINTS … STUDY: 92 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS ARE GAY … JFK POSTHUMOUSLY JOINS REPUBLICAN PARTY … OIL SLICKS FOUND TO KEEP SEALS YOUNG, SUPPLE … DAN QUALYE: AWESOME … ASHCROFT DECLARES BREAST OF CHICKEN SANDWICH “OBSCENE” … HILLARY CLINTON EMBARRASSES SELF, NATION … BIBLE SAYS JESUS FAVORED CAPITAL-GAINS CUT … STAY TUNED FOR HANNITY AND IDIOT … ONLY DORKS WATCH CNN … JIMMY CARTER: OLD, WRINKLY, USELESS … BRAD PITT + ALBERT EINSTEIN = DICK CHENEY … RIGHT WING OF CHICKEN [cuts off here]

  4. I thought Fox News WAS a parody…………

  5. “Right leaning” must be conservative or libertarian? Aren’t there other right wing philosophies?

  6. Man, that’s funny. Of course it wouldn’t be nearly as funny if Fox didn’t have so many viewers. Man, that’s depressing.

  7. Jon,

    Aside from supporting tax cuts, Fox News isn’t necessarily “conservative,” in the traditional sense, more like pro-Authoritiarian.

    Steve

    PS I realize they have no monopoly on pushing more government control of people’s lives though.

    🙂

  8. This is what comes of years of conservatives whining about how they’re not treated fairly in the media. Unhappy about something, sue the bastards! They’ve become the victicrats they claim everyone else is.

  9. That’s like the building owner who sued the glass manufacturer for not using pre-stressed glass after panels started falling off their newly-constructed headquarters. The problem: the building owner was an insurance group and one of their subsidiaries wrote the liability policy on the glass manufacturer.

  10. Anon: 04:28.

    Hmmmm… Actually, if you want someone to blame for Fox News, perhaps you should look to the news media doing nothing except scoffing at criticism that they have a left-leaning bias.

    The customer proposes (conservatives who think that the media has a left-wing bias), the free market disposes (A cable news network with a right-wing bias). Do you think Fox’s audience materialized out of nowhere?

  11. “The highly sensitive news organization” ha-ha!!

  12. this sort of thing makes the ubiquitous “what are those crazy trial lawyers doing now??!” stories they’re always doing on Fox all the more amusing

  13. So much for the “they are really savvy” trope. Talk about a bunch of thin-skinned cretins.

  14. It’s a funny story, but Sony does this sort of thing all the time. The entertainment divison and the elctronics divison often end up on the opposite sides of lawsuits.

    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.02/sony.html

  15. What episode is that from…did it already air?

  16. If Fox News sues the Fox Network and wins, who does Rupert Murdoch make the check out to?

  17. The lawyers

  18. From the article:
    “…a parody of the right-leaning news channel.”

    If “right leaning” means conservative or libertarian, Fox is only a mixed bag, with decidedly non-right leanings and assorted illogic:
    Fox was on top of the Iraq war with decidedly Soviet style, Rha-Rha coverage. Bill O’Reilly claims it’s the “government’s job” to ensure affordable energy prices. Also, he’s as depressingly quick to to call for bigger government solutions to many problems, as he is to label any criticism of the Israeli government as; “anti-Semitism”.

  19. It aired several months ago. They had a parody of fox news with the ticker saying things like “liberals cause cancer”. Hardly the first time the Simpsons has made fun of Fox though.

  20. The cry of ‘confuse viewers’ is especially funny…

    I guess Fox News has a very low regard to their viewers intelligence if they cannot tell the difference between a cartoon and the news.

    Fox News, news for the mentaly challenged.

  21. Lookee Darla, Fox News sez Libruls cause cancer! I knew it! When did O’Reilly get blue hair?

  22. “Liberals cause cancer” hehehe, “Generic Candy Corn Will Give You AIDS” – http://www.theonion.com/3941/opinion1.html

  23. Fox suing Fox.

    So?

    Never had a fight with your brother? Or your sister? Never had any sibling rivalries?

  24. Aren’t these the same clowns who say again and again that we need reform to reduce the growing amount of frivilous lawsuits in our increasingly litigious society? Just a thought …

  25. Ok I was flipping channels the other day and stopped on one when I saw some hot chicks in swimsuits. I thought it was E! “Wild On” or MTV, but it was actually Fox News Channel. It was a commercial for “Fox and Friends On the Beach!” … a wonderful way to spend your thanksgiving weekend. Sorta like Beach MTV or Spring Break crap on E!. Tits and ass is great, but it’s not NEWS. I’ve never seen CNN pull something like that. FNC is officially more mindless than MTV, and that’s a bold fucking statement. Remember when FNC pissed off Paula Zahn by calling her “a little bit sexy” in a commercial for her FNC show (she left and is now at CNN). Anyway, i’m gonna go jerk off to laurie dhue now… bbl.

  26. I recall that episode, and the crawl. I have to agree with FoxNews on this one: the typical FNC viewer could very easilty confuse it for the real thing.

  27. “easily”

    D’oh!

  28. Fox is simply a cheering station for the GOP…they proped up the war to promote Bush. Now they have the blood of 2000+dead/wounded US soldies to show for their folly.

  29. I thought them amusing too…. then I seemed to recall that you don’t pay income taxes on ‘awards’
    by the court… if this is true then the side that loses gets to write it off and the side that wins does not have to pay out… sweet deal:)

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