Fox News sues Robin Carnahan for using footage in ad

Uh-oh. Robin Carnahan‘s troubled senate campaign just got slapped with a $75,000 lawsuit from Fox News for infringing on copyrights. The lesson: Don’t steal 24 seconds of apparently unedited footage from a company’s TV show, no matter how juicy it is.

The fair and balanced folks claim in a federal lawsuit filed in Kansas City

Wednesday that the spot “made it appear  — falsely — that FNC and

Christopher Wallace, one of the nation’s most respected political

journalists, are endorsing Robin Carnahan’s campaign for United States

Senate.” The suit goes on to say Wallace was harmed by the ad,

and it caused him “emotional or mental distress and suffering.”

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