Fox Crushes Unflattering YouTube Channel

Liberal bloggers' Hannity, Beck clips yanked
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2009 7:01 AM CST
This message now appears where YouTube clips were once embedded in many left-leaning blogs and news outlets.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A YouTube channel that specialized in capturing Fox commentators' most outrageous moments has been shut down after copyright complaints from the channel. News1News was the favorite choice of plenty of left-leaning blogs and news sources seeking to poke fun at Fox, notes Gawker, which has been left with plenty of blank spaces where embedded videos used to be.

Fox has, of course, every right to make copyright claims on material that belongs to it, Gawker writes. Its sudden interest in the issue, though, certainly looks like "a politically motivated move by Fox to hinder the liberal blogosphere's ability to make fun of them," given that plenty of conservative-friendly YouTube channels are still showing Fox clips unhindered.