A federal judge in Manhattan told Fox News yesterday that it had to learn how to take a joke.
Judge Chin said the case was an easy one, and chided Fox for bringing its complaint to court. The judge said, "Of course, it is ironic that a media company that should be fighting for the First Amendment is trying to undermine it."
"I never really had any doubt," Al Franken said in a telephone interview, calling the ruling "a victory for satirists everywhere, even the bad ones. In addition to thanking my own lawyers, I'd like to thank Fox's lawyers for filing one of the stupidest briefs I've ever seen in my life."
August 23, 2003
Posted by maru at 8/23/2003 12:16:00 PM