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Addendum C: Franken distorts Fox News lawsuit
On the weekend of July 31 - August 1, 2004, C-SPAN2 ("Book TV") broadcast an event featuring Franken and 4 other prominent liberal authors. (For more on this see www.TheMediaReport.com/booktv.htm.)
When it was his turn to speak, Franken addressed a lawsuit filed last year by the Fox News Channel against him and his publisher. (Note to Al: You need some new material.)
In addressing the lawsuit, Franken said,
" ... the Fox News Channel, a news organization, tried to prevent the publication of [my] book."
This is flat-out untrue. The lawsuit filed by Fox was for infringement on the trademark of the term, "Fair and Balanced." The suit was eventually thrown out of court, but by no means did the lawsuit seek that Franken's book never be published. [Here is an AP story about the lawsuit.]
There you go again, Al.