Cheezburger attacks Whitman ad

Graphics in a political attack ad for California gubernatorial candidate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman that imitated popular humor blog FailBlog aren't going over too well with Cheezburger Network.

Graphics in a political attack ad for California gubernatorial candidate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman that imitated popular humor blog FailBlog aren't going over too well with Cheezburger Network, the amalgam of blogs that owns FailBlog.

"We are talking to our attorneys on this," Cheezburger Network founder and CEO Ben Huh told CNET via e-mail. "We haven't decided on a course of action, if any. The law is a complex beast."

Huh's comment followed a post he wrote Friday on FailBlog, in which he addressed the fact that a recent video campaign ad on Republican candidate Whitman's behalf that attacked Democratic opponent Jerry Brown appeared to show a FailBlog screenshot mocking Brown. "FailBlog or the Cheezburger Network has never been involved in any endorsement of any candidate or political party and do not plan to do so," Huh wrote Friday. "This is a place for humor, a place to laugh, and to have light-hearted fun poking at each other and what we see in the world."

For more of this story, read Cheezburger Network to Whitman campaign: FAIL! on CNET News.

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