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Judge and Courtroom Laugh At Fox News

(The Book Cover In Question)

The New York Times gives word that a federal judge threw out Fox News' request for an injunction against the sale of Al Franken's new book, which mocks Fox's trademark (and trademarked) slogan "fair and balanced." According to Reuters, the courtroom broke into laughter several times as the judge challenged Fox's lawyers to say, with straight faces, that Franken's book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, is not satire. They obliged: "To me, it's quite ambiguous as to what the message is," one of Fox's lawyers insisted. "It's a deadly serious cover. ... This is much too subtle to be considered a parody."

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