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Fox News Distorted Photographs of New York Times Reporters

Steinberg's nose digitally enlarged, Reddicliffe's eyes blackened.
 
 
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This morning on Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade called Jacques Steinberg’s June 28 New York Times article on Fox News’s declining ratings a “hit piece,” adding that Steinberg and Times editor Steven Reddicliffe are “attack dogs.” During the segment, Fox aired blatantly distorted photos of Steinberg and Reddicliffe with their teeth yellowed, eyes blackened, and facial features exaggerated:

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Media Matters has the video.

Update: The Times' Culture Editor Sam Sifton said, "It wasn't a hit piece. It was straight news. This was a hit piece by Fox News. It is beneath comment." Asked if the paper planned to respond to Fox's actions, he said no: " It is fighting with a pig, everyone gets dirty and the pig likes it."

 
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