Archive for April 21st, 2010

“Fair and Balanced” sue Fox News

(A&P Press, reported by Don Hahn)

The words “Fair and Balanced” are suing Fox News in a wrongful use suit. In a prepared statement, Brent Gaff a lawyer representing the words said in part, “Using Fair and Balanced the way Fox News has been doing is tantamount to a perversion of the English language.” It is reported that “Fair and Balanced” are seeking unspecified damages or a rewording including the words “neither, nor” and the retirement of the word “and” from the slogan. Legal scholars say Fox News could use a variation of the “Orwellian Newspeak” defense, or claim the words were used in a sarcastic manner.