Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Lighten Up, Guys

This is just a waste of time:

Yesterday, MoveOn.Org and political watchdog Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission claiming that Fox News Channel’s slogan “fair and balanced” violates the federal agency’s prohibition against deceptive advertising. At the same time, the Independent Media Institute, an advocacy group for alternative journalism, announced it had filed a challenge against Fox News’ trademark on the term “fair and balanced.” [Wall Street Journal]

C’mon you guys; haven’t you got better things to do than this? You know that all this will do is get the Fox folk giggling. Everyone knows that “fair and balanced” is bullshit, but “deceptive?”  Leave the nutsery to Judicial Watch.