When Fox Attacks

By Julia Hoppock

Jul 7, 2008 7:58am

After New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg wrote a story about Fox News Channel that officials at the cable news network apparently did not like, Fox & Friends ran doctored, unflattering photos of the two men.

The altered photo of Steinberg in particular has struck some within the Times building as a tad anti-Semitic.

Times columnist David Carr today — in a larger look at Fox News’ dealings with the media — compares the altered image to "vintage German propaganda, his ears were pulled out, his teeth splayed apart, his forehead lowered and his nose was widened and enlarged in a way that made him look more like Fagin than the guy I work with." And Times television columnist Bill Carter concurs.

Fox News spokesman Brian Lewis disputes the notion that there was any bias at play, calling it "vile and untrue."

Your thoughts?

- jpt

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