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Fair & Balanced graphic used during 2005
Fair & Balanced graphic used during 2005

"Fair and Balanced" is a trademarked slogan used by the American news broadcaster Fox News Channel. The slogan was originally used in conjunction with the phrase "Real Journalism." Image File history File links Fairbalanced. ... For other senses of this word, see Trademark (disambiguation). ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Television news refers to the practice of disseminating current events via the media of television. ... The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ...


Author and comedian Al Franken used the slogan in the subtitle for his 2003 book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. In the book, he accuses Fox News Channel of bias. On August 22, 2003, Fox sued based upon its trademark on the phrase.[1] Fox News dropped the lawsuit three days later after Judge Denny Chin refused their request for an injunction (see Fox v. Franken). An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Alan Stuart Al Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. ... Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right is a book of political commentary and satire by comedian and political commentator Al Franken, published in 2003 by Dutton, a subsidiary in the Penguin Group. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judge Denny Chin is assigned to the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. ... Look up Injunction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fox News Network, LLC, v. ...


In December 2003, Fox News found itself on the other end of a legal battle concerning the slogan, when Alternet filed a cancellation petition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to have Fox's trademark rescinded as "notoriously misdescriptive." Alternet included the documentary film Outfoxed as supporting evidence in its case.[2] After losing early motions, the Alternet withdrew its petition and the USPTO dismissed the case.[3] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... AlterNet, a project of the non-profit Independent Media Institute, is a progressive news website that was launched in 1998 and receives over 2 million visitors per month. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... For more details on this topic, see Fox News Channel controversies. ...


The slogan was recently appropriated for the Nation Books release Fair and Balanced, My Ass! An Unbridled Look at the Bizarre Reality of Fox News, a wide-ranging critique of the network by Joseph Minton Amann and Tom Breuer.


The slogan has been used by George W. Bush on more than one occasion.[4] George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


References

  1. ^ de Moraes, Lisa (August 12, 2003). Three Little Words: Fox News Sues. Washington Post
  2. ^ Coyle, Jake (July 19, 2004 ). Advocacy Groups Challenge Fox News Slogan. Associated Press
  3. ^ Official Documentation of Petitioned Cancellation of "Fair & Balanced" trademark phrase, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System
  4. ^ Press Conference by the President (July 12, 2007).

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