Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, August 22, 2003

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

In addition to Conason's book (see the post below, and do read all the excerpts!), much of blogtopia* knows that Al Franken's book is being released today to coincide with the 3:30 PM hearing by U.S. District Judge Denny Chin on the nuisance "trademark dilution" lawsuit brought by the anything-but-Fair-and-Balanced Fox propaganda network. While I'll probably wait for the paperback, maybe we'll get lucky and Salon will reprint the chapter that's headed "The Chapter on Fox: They Distort, We Deride or We Retort, They Have Lied or They Purport, We Decry or They Are Short, We Have Plied or Smorty Smort, Blort Deblort." Update: "Top Six"ers Steve Chaput (in the comment section) and Mark Evanier (on his blog) have both mentioned that Eric Hananoki (link at sidebar) has an excerpt from Franken's book up at his blog The Hamster.
*yes, skippy coined that word!