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Metafilter: Fair & Balanced[tm] - reclaim free speech tomorrow! This Friday, August 15, is Fair And Balanced day on the Internet... according to Neal Pollack, Atrios and others. Development to this thread
posted by dash_slot- (30 comments total)
 
Ok, you may find symbols to be peurile, empty and futile. Lawyers don't, politicians don't, broadcasters don't. Can a flash movement like this have any real effect though? Can a groundswell for commonsense save a sarcastic sumbitch like Al Franken? [He's a virtual unknown over here, but some of us have followed the case from afar... over there in the Land Of The Free(c).]
posted by dash_slot- at 4:37 PM on August 14, 2003


All right, I'm in.

I don't know if I did it right, though.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:43 PM on August 14, 2003


Subtle, crash. Subtle...maybe add a few exclamation marks...
posted by dash_slot- at 4:54 PM on August 14, 2003


I'm on for the ride, too.
posted by baylink at 4:59 PM on August 14, 2003


done and done.
posted by dogwelder at 5:02 PM on August 14, 2003


DR Anolick was in on this almost 20 years ago! What a trendsetter!
posted by dogwelder at 5:05 PM on August 14, 2003


Im on it.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:08 PM on August 14, 2003


Does this mean we can all stop calling our sites FOO-Zilla?
posted by briank at 6:23 PM on August 14, 2003


Geez, briank, get with the times!
posted by botono9 at 6:31 PM on August 14, 2003


man...and I just changed my tagline, too.
posted by thecaddy at 6:32 PM on August 14, 2003


Some of you old-timers may remember this sports moment.
posted by yhbc at 7:09 PM on August 14, 2003


"Ok, you may find symbols to be peurile, empty and futile": quite the opposite! Symbols mean things, words are valuable, and that's why they shouldn't be suffocated by spurious property claims and frivolous lawsuits.

Let's see. Do they have a case about copyright? Almost certainly not: you can't copyright just three words. Trademark, then? They'd have to convince a judge that people are actually going to be confused, and think that Franken's book is really put out by Fox News. Uh-huh.
posted by davidchess at 8:41 PM on August 14, 2003


I can hit that!
posted by billsaysthis at 8:44 PM on August 14, 2003


red 5 standing by.
posted by condour75 at 10:30 PM on August 14, 2003


Count me in!
posted by bingbangbong at 10:30 PM on August 14, 2003


done
posted by johnboy at 10:34 PM on August 14, 2003


Yeah, umm... I'm on it in spirit, but I'm forced to postpone due to my lights finally turning back on only about five minutes ago.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:44 AM on August 15, 2003


So apparently today is "Fair And Balanced day on the Internet", "National Relaxation Day" (in the UK) and "Failure Day" (no idea national or worldwide).

If no-one else can see why this is humourous, I'll be sat in the corner complaining about the youth of today. ;)
posted by twine42 at 1:10 AM on August 15, 2003


I'm so relaxed, I fail to see the humour in being fair and balanced, I guess.

Oh, yeah, me is in.

Also, as per TrackBack below.
posted by Samizdata at 1:56 AM on August 15, 2003


why the hell not?
posted by 10sball at 4:19 AM on August 15, 2003


check out the title on the mefi front page!
posted by mcsweetie at 9:35 AM on August 15, 2003


That's top, that is!
posted by dash_slot- at 9:39 AM on August 15, 2003


I'm in.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:51 AM on August 15, 2003


Ditto.
posted by dilettanti at 10:19 AM on August 15, 2003


I ♥ the mathowie.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:00 AM on August 15, 2003


Never let it be said that I passed up a good meme.
posted by dejah420 at 11:05 AM on August 15, 2003


everfair & balanced.
posted by quonsar at 11:57 AM on August 15, 2003


Fair and Balanced, Bitches.
posted by Captain_Tenille at 2:59 PM on August 15, 2003


I'm in. So is Dave Barry.
posted by woil at 8:02 PM on August 15, 2003


I'm in. Which is to say was.
posted by sillygwailo at 11:43 PM on August 15, 2003


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