Fair and Balanced revolves around an aspiring NPR reporter who is swayed to work at a Fox News-type channel. (Fox News has been using "Fair and Balanced" as its slogan.) The project will be informed by some of Kal Penn's real-life experiences appearing on various news shows as well as serving as correspondent for Vice News and spending two years in Washington as an associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and a member of President Obama's National Arts Policy Committee.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 30 minutes
Fair and Balanced - Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them - Netflix
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them is a satirical book on American politics by Al Franken, a comedian, political commentator, and politician. It was published in 2003 by Dutton Penguin. Franken had a study group of 14 Harvard graduate students known as “TeamFranken” to help him with the research. The book's subtitle, A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, is a parody of Fox News' tagline “Fair and Balanced.” Fox sued Franken over the use of the phrase in a short-lived and unsuccessful lawsuit, which has been credited with increasing the sales of the book, an example of the Streisand effect. Lies is one of several books published in 2003 written by American liberals challenging the viewpoints of conservatives such as Bernard Goldberg, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter. These books by Franken and fellow authors such as Joe Conason, Michael Moore and Jim Hightower were described by columnist Molly Ivins as the “great liberal backlash of 2003.”
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ISBN 0-525-94764-7 (hardcover, 2003) ISBN 0-452-28521-6
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