2 Fox Nearly Sued Itself Over The Simpsons
How odd is this? The Fox network, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch nearly sued itself over a Simpsons parody Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed.
In an episode of the Simpsons they had a news ticker in an attempt to parody another Fox network program, Fox News. They ran captions such as “Pointless news crawls up 37 per cent… Do Democrats cause cancer? Find out at foxnews.com… Rupert Murdoch: Terrific dancer…” and Fox News was not impressed.
As The Simpsons are permitted to make fun of Fox, the Simpsons creators stood their ground, and Fox news backed down when they realized they would have been suing themselves. The Simpsons are one of the few shows on the Fox network that are permitted to make fun of Fox because when Fox was first starting they allowed The Simpsons to do it in an attempt to get shows into their new network.