Monday, 5 January 2009

Lies and the lying liars

Any man who writes a book called “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right” has got to be an entertaining addition to the United States Senate but the news that Democrat Al Franken has ended the Minnesota count 225 votes in front will not be pleasing the folk at Fox News. The Franken book included a cover photo of Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly and a chapter accusing O'Reilly of lying and resulted in the Fox News Network launching defamation proceedings against the candidate. The case was thrown out of court and Franken commented that "the irony upon irony of this lawsuit was great. First, Fox having the trademark 'fair and balanced' -- a network which is anything but fair and balanced. Then there's the irony of a news organization trying to suppress free speech."

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