AL FRANKEN

09/16/03

COMEDIAN AND BEST SELLING AUTHOR AL FRANKEN. FRANKEN- WHOSE BOOK "LIES, AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM" (BASIC BOOKS) IS ON TOP OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST THIS WEEK.... HE RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE PUBLICITY THIS SUMMER WHEN FOX NEWS SUED HIM FOR USING THE WORDS "FAIR AND BALANCED" ON THE BOOK'S COVER. FOX SAID FAIR AND BALANCED WAS A COPYWRITTEN SLOGAN OF THE NETWORK AND THAT BOOK BUYERS MIGHT BE CONFUSED AND BUY THE BOOK, ASSUMING THERE WAS AN OFFICIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FRANKEN BOOK AND FOX. THE JUDGE DISAGREED AND LATER FOX DROPPED THE LAWSUIT ALTOGETHER.

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