Fox Can't Tease CNN on Billboard, Throws Legal Fit

A billboard under contract by FOX from Boardworks Outdoor Advertising and directly across from the Atlanta offices of CNN is in the news again. The board currently reads, "Come Home Connie. CNN Needs You." Now, FOX wants to post a board that reads, "Now That CNN's Ratings are Gone With the Wind, Our Work on This Board Is Done. We Love You Atlanta. Brought to you by your friends at FOX News Channel."

Boardworks is refusing to put the copy up and FOX is throwing a fit. It's an odd fit though because they are threatening to sue the past owner of the board, Camfaux, not the current owner, Boardworks. Did FOX legal forget to check that little ownership detail before sending a threatening letter to Camfaux which reads, "Should you choose not to put up the billboard immediately, we will consider all options available to us, including, of course, legal options." Somebody call the FOX fact checking department.

by Steve Hall    May- 7-04   Click to Comment   

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