Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Fighting With Pigs

Media Matters reports that "during a segment in which Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade labeled New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe "attack dogs," Fox News featured photos of Steinberg and Reddicliffe that appeared to have been digitally altered -- the journalists' teeth had been yellowed, their facial features exaggerated, and portions of Reddicliffe's hair moved further back on his head."

Fox News did not tell their viewers that the photos had been altered, nor have they offered any kind of comment on the incident so far.

The New York Times will not respond to the childish antics. Times Culture Editor Sam Sifton commented "It is fighting with a pig, everyone gets dirty and the pig likes it."

I thought Fox News couldn't be any more juvenile, but the funny thing about this is that critics have been saying for years that Fox distorts the news. Well, now here is literal proof. Their reporting is as accurate as these photos.


2 comments:

Trung said...

fox distorts the news? i would never have guessed that! /end sarcasm

Kristen said...

I think I'm going to apply for a job at Fox News as a Freelance Fact Writer.