Kids, I am distressed. Fox News is being accused of digitally altering photos of a journalist and an editor at The New York Times. From Media Matters:
On the July 2 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade labeled New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg and editor Steven Reddicliffe “attack dogs,” claiming that Steinberg’s June 28 article on the “ominous trend” in Fox News’ ratings was a “hit piece.” During the segment, however, 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 gave no indication that the photos had been altered.
Now, I for one don’t believe a word of it! Doesn’t Media Matters know that Fox News is fair and balanced? It must be true; I heard it on the news…..on Fox! They would never do something so sophomoric as altering pictures! Anyway, you can read the hit piece over at Media Matters if you want. I am not going to copy any more of that nonsense over here. Instead, I thought I would post pictures of the journalists whose integrity Media Matters is impugning, as well as some of the rest of the gang at Fox News. First is one of the morning hosts of Fox and Friends, Steve Doocy.
Next is Steve’s co-host, Brian Kilmeade, the other stellar journalist maligned by Media Matters.
Who could believe the home of a serious journalist like Bill O’Reilly could ever do anything so childish?
Fox News is not a silly children’s channel that plays silly games. If it were, would it attract newmen with the gravitas and unwavering truthfulness of Brit Hume and pundits with the unbiased wisdom of Karl Rove?
Even if you think there is the slightest chance that any of these dedicated giants of journalism would ever stoop to something as mean and nasty as altering the photographs of perceived enemies, they would never be allowed to under the watchful eye of the president of Fox News Channel, Roger Ailes!
I hope that Media Matters apologizes quickly and genuinely!