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The Fox News Parody Site that Digg Doesn't Like - At All

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If there's one site that LAist loves loves loves it's Digg. The power of The Hive has been manifested beautifully in sites like Metafilter and Fark and SlashDot but never with as much Web 2.0 power-to-the-people panache as Kevin Rose's much heralded uber-site.

Likewise if theres one production company LAist loves it's Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films. These are the Los Angelenos who have made hard-hitting low-budget left-leaning hit pieces on Wal*Mart, The Bush Administration, and Fox News.

If you enjoyed Brave New Films' "Outfoxed", a doc that sold over 200,000 dvds, you will probably love their new project, a parody site of sorts called FoxNewsPorn which hit Digg's front page today and is close to reaching the top of Reddit - Digg's most worthy competitor.

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Only problem is, Digg, perhaps because of their ongoing talks with Fox to be business partners, not only deleted the primo frontpage post that would have led tens of thousands of Digg readers to FoxNewsPorn, but they banned Brave New Films for posting it.

Claiming that the Fox parody site contained "Adult content" even though everyone (including Digg) admits that FoxNewsPorn only shows images that have appeared on the cable channel, Digg is standing by their ruling that FoxNewsPorn - a parody of a real porn site - is in their mind exactly the same as a real porn site even though every image is directly pulled from Fox News - which obviously does not broadcast "adult content".