Alibi V.12 No.37 • Sept 11-17, 2003 

Art Article

Conservatives are also working hard to publicize books written by liberals. Fox News decided to sue Al Franken because his latest book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, contained the term "fair and balanced" in the title. The right-wing network believed that it had trademarked the term. The judge, of course, immediately dismissed the case.

Luckily for Franken, Fox's frivolous lawsuit brought massive attention to what would otherwise have been an obscure book about right-wing truth stretching (i.e. lying). As a result, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.

Nice work, Rupert.