Friday, August 22

Judge Gives FOX News The Bum's Rush

Showed 'em the door. Gave 'em the boot. Kicked their sorry asses out of the courtroom. The case has been thrown out.

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A federal judge, saying, "This is an easy case," Friday ruled against Fox News in its lawsuit asserting that a new book by liberal satirist Al Franken violates their trademarked slogan, "fair and balanced."

Fox was seeking an injunction to halt distribution of Franken's book, "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin, after listening to about half an hour of oral arguments, said the lawsuit was "wholly without merit, both factually and legally."