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Old 10-30-2003, 07:46 AM   #1
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FOX Sues Itself...Almost

Fox nearly sued itself over 'Simpsons' parody: Matt Groening
Wed Oct 29,12:28 PM ET

NEW YORK (AFP) - Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel threatened to sue the makers of "The Simpsons" over a parody of the channel's right-wing political stance, the creator of the hit US television show has claimed.

In an interview this week with National Public Radio, Matt Groening recalled how the news channel had considered legal action, despite the fact that "The Simpsons" is broadcast on sister network, Fox Entertainment.

According to Groening, Fox took exception took a Simpsons' version of the Fox News rolling news ticker which parodied the channel's anti-Democrat stance, with headlines like "Do Democrats Cause Cancer?"

"Fox fought against it and said they would sue the show," Groening said.

"We called their bluff because we didn't think Rupert Murdoch would pay for Fox to sue itself. So, we got away with it."

Other satirical Fox news bulletins featured in the show included: "Study: 92 per cent of Democrats are gay... JFK posthumously joins Republican Party... Oil slicks found to keep seals young, supple..."

While the lawsuit never materialized, Groening said some action was taken.

"Now Fox has a new rule that we can't do those little fake news crawls on the bottom of the screen in a cartoon because it might confuse the viewers into thinking it's real news," he said.

"The Simpsons," featuring the dysfunctional family of patriarch Homer Simpson and his rowdy brood, is now in its 14th year and is expected to become the longest-running situation comedy in US history in 2005.

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Hahahahaha....FOX News is such a joke. Does anyone take that piece of biased shit seriously anymore? This from a station that supposedly trademarked "fair and balanced."



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Fox is a bad joke. I *never* watch that .
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It must be true, I saw it on Fox !
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"Now Fox has a new rule that we can't do those little fake news crawls on the bottom of the screen in a cartoon because it might confuse the viewers into thinking it's real news," he said.
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blah... democrats are just as stupid in their constant bashing of fox news as fox news is in their constant frivolous law suits... idiots all around
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Fox is a bad joke. I *never* watch that .
I've watched it a few times.

It's definitely a bad joke.

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we can't do those little fake news crawls on the bottom of the screen in a cartoon because it might confuse the viewers into thinking it's real news
I guess Hannity and O'Rielly did not get the memo.
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James Carvelle is the Mother Theresa of the left..
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Hahahahaha....FOX News is such a joke. Does anyone take that piece of biased shit seriously anymore? This from a station that supposedly trademarked "fair and balanced."



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Yeah, and the NY and LA Times newspapers are UNbiased? Please.
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I once heard that a guy read his bible every morning, then read the NY Times for the opposing view.
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i watch all three of the major news networks... hopefully between the three of them i can find out something usefull
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Yeah, and the NY and LA Times newspapers are UNbiased? Please.
Two wrongs don't make a right. But, in the business world, two lies make a "truth."

Sure, go ahead and call the NY and LA Times "liberal," but make sure that you go ahead and call FOX News what it really is: "conservative."

I'm a postmodernist anyway. I think that the ideas of "objectivity" and "unbiased" are romanticized fiction. Everything is subjectively determined. The courage, I guess, is to admit it.

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I'm a postmodernist anyway. I think that the ideas of "objectivity" and "unbiased" are romanticized fiction. Everything is subjectively determined. The courage, I guess, is to admit it.

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So am I.
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