Fox Fight

The Guardian reports on a spat between Fox News and Fox Entertainment show The Simpsons.

An episode of The Simpsons was to feature a spoof ticker like the one on the bottom of the screen on Fox News. Matt Groening, the creater of The Simpsons, explained that Fox News got wind of the send-up and threatened to sue Fox Entertainment but backed down because both entities are part of the same corporate group.

The parody ticker contains gems like this

… Do Democrats cause cancer? Find out at… Rupert Murdoch: Terrific dancer… Dow down 5,000 points… Study: 92 per cent of Democrats are gay… JFK posthumously joins Republican Party… Oil slicks found to keep seals young, supple…”

Anyone who has seen Fox News will no doubt recognise the style.