Fox News airs doctored photos
Co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade showed the photos which portrayed Jacques Steinberg with yellow teeth, a wider chin, and big ears, and Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe with the same yellow smile and a receding hairline. The caricatures seem to be done with Adobe Photoshop (tm) tools.
Doocy called the Times report a "hit piece" and claimed that Reddicliffe is still sore about losing his job as editor of TV Guide, owned by News Corp, Fox's parent company. They also called Steinberg, the reporter who wrote the piece, Reddicliffe's attack poodle.
Neither Reddicliffe nor Steinberg were available for comment. But Sam Sifton, Times culture editor did have some words for Fox. "It was straight news. This was a hit piece by Fox News. It is beneath comment," he said. As for whether the Times would retaliate, Sifton said no: ""It is fighting with a pig -- everyone gets dirty, and the pig likes it." Methinks, them be fighting words.
Why do I bother with reality TV when all the drama is right there on the news?