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Posted at 9:15 AM ET, 12/14/2010

FOX NEWS JABS: Is 'The Simpsons' guilty of overkill?

By Michael Cavna

From the Banksy intro to the Vatican's adoption of Homer to Katy Perry's puppet canoodling, "The Simpsons" has managed to make headlines often this season -- yet nothing on the show has proved to be a more consistent attention-getter lately than its verbal digs at Fox News.

To recap: The writing scamps at "The Simpsons" fired a shot across Fox News's bow, of course, with the recent news-copter signage that read: "Not Racist, but No. 1 With Racists" -- prompting a riposte from Fox News's Bill O'Reilly.

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Delighting in the horseplay with its corporate cousin, "The Simpsons" just days later teased with a tweak of Fox News's graying demographic -- prompting a Taiwanese animation group to mock both sides and literally dramatize Fox's veteran cartoon show as having jumped the shark:


This past Sunday, "The Simpsons" -- like a salivating diner returning to the all-you-eat brunch buffet -- headed back to the steam table that is Fox News, this time with a seasonal cut: "Merry Christmas From Fox News...but No Other Holidays."


With three digs in a month, the question becomes: Should "The Simpsons" continue to taunt its Murdochian brethren, or at this point, comedically, is the show beating a dead source? Below, feel free to vote your mind, voice your heart or vent your spleen:

By Michael Cavna  | December 14, 2010; 9:15 AM ET
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Fox News, The Simpsons  
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