August 12, 2003

Franken's Key to Success

First it was Limbaugh, now it is Fox News (slogan)/O'Reilly (visuals)--apparently the only way Al Franken can get people to buy his books is to associate them with conservative-linked icons.

Still, I don't know that this was wise, or will ultimately be successful:

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.

Source: Fox Sues Humorist Al Franken Over Slogan

Hat Tip: Drudge and NPR (there's a pair)

Posted by Steven Taylor at August 12, 2003 10:58 AM | TrackBack

Golly geewillickers, Steven. It'd be hard to write a book about racial bigotry in the US without giving prominent mention to the KKK.

Similarly, how could one write a book about rightwing media bias without mentioning Fox, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, etc?

Posted by: JadeGold at August 12, 2003 11:44 AM

I just love the irony of Fox filing an obviously frivoulous lawsuit.

Posted by: John at August 12, 2003 12:44 PM

Indeed-it seems to me that they are playing into Franken's hand and giving him free pub.

Posted by: Steven at August 12, 2003 01:33 PM

Uh Franken's a satirist. Most satirists satirize... PEOPLE. As a liberal satirist, it's hardly surpising that Franken satirizes... gasp... prominent conservatives.

Posted by: Brian at August 12, 2003 08:41 PM

Clearly and indeed.

I just find it amusing that he hitches his wagon to Limbaugh and the hated Fox News. You have to admit, satrist or not, it is ironic that he made the most money off of any of his books by putting Limbaugh's name on the cover.

Posted by: Steven at August 12, 2003 08:45 PM
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