To be fair and balanced, I don’t think that everyone at Fox News is a drooling moron. A couple of them need remedial drooling classes to rise to that level. But on the fair and balanced whole, their lawsuit against Al Franken for using their “trademarked” tagline of Fair and Balanced is going to score major brownie points with the RDC teacher. (They’re afraid people will be confused and think Franken is working for them. Hey! Maybe they’re just trying to break into comedy!)
In a fair and balanced look at how this kind of frivilous crap might be turned on someone with less means of defending themselves, Neal Pollack and Atrios have declared tomorrow Fair and Balanced Friday. On the fair and balanced theory that the entire blogiverse is too big to sue, all fair and balanced bloggers are called upon to take a fair and balanced look at the lunacy that is this suit.
Tomorrow, be fair and balanced (or not) in your use of the term “fair and balanced”. Change your tagline. Come up with a fair and balanced news story. It’s the fair and balanced thing to do.