Fox has tartly responded to R.E.M. in a statement (via Gawker):
FOX News Channel’s use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday’s edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we’re always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix.
From The Stool Pigeon:
Stipe declared, “We have little or no respect for [Fox’s] puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there.”