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Bandini
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"There are hard cases and there are easy cases. This is an easy case," said U.S. District Judge Denny Chin. "This case is wholly without merit both factually and legally."

"Parody is a form of artistic expression protected by the First Amendment. The keystone to parody is imitation. Mr. Franken is clearly mocking Fox," said Chin.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A33568-2003Aug22?language=printer
Post Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:08 pm
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Considering how unsung Franken's style of humor is this ended up being a a suprising boost to his book and overall career.

I'm buying it for sure.

I've always dug his comedy style.

Brian
Post Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:26 pm
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cheers to Al Franken
Post Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:28 pm
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to bill bradsky!
Post Sat Aug 23, 2003 8:10 pm
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Great to hear this. Hope his book sales go through the roof. Fox really helped him, just hope it didn't cost him much in defense. I'm definitely interested in reading it, hope the library gets it.
Post Sat Aug 23, 2003 8:20 pm
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I went to Barnes and Noble tonight and didn't find it.

Anyone know the release date of Franken's book?

Brian
Post Sun Aug 24, 2003 12:21 am
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0525947647/qid=1061733365/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-5925787-8868720

I thought it was coming out in October or something, but looks like it is out already. Shit, #1 seller at amazon! Sweet! I've read his other 2 books and those were funny as hell...
Post Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:07 am
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And I'm no legal analyst, but I would figure because Rush Limbaugh didn't sue (whether because he didn't want to or didn't feel he'd win) over Al Franken's title "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations", Fox's suit won't stick.
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WOOO! Score one for the franken.
Post Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:33 am
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The lady on the Fox morning show was ranting and raving about how Al Franken called her a "drunk blonde" in the book, and she kept insisting she wasn't drinking because she was trying to get pregnant. They kept saying to go to the bookstore and look for it around page 240 or something, but "DON"T BUY THE BOOK! Just look at it."
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puppet democracy wrote:
The lady on the Fox morning show was ranting and raving about how Al Franken called her a "drunk blonde" in the book, and she kept insisting she wasn't drinking because she was trying to get pregnant. They kept saying to go to the bookstore and look for it around page 240 or something, but "DON"T BUY THE BOOK! Just look at it."


Of course Fox called Franken a drunk in their case against him...can this story be any more embarrassing for FOX?
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Fox dropped the lawsuit yesterday
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I cant watch FOX News with the same half straight face as I used to.

They were played so bad by Franken and they still dont get it to this day.
Post Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:00 am
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