2 July, 2008

Let me start by saying I have no great love and only grudging respect for MMFA, but….

The photos depict New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg with yellowed teeth, “his nose and chin widened, and his ears made to protrude further,” according to a statement today by Media Matters for America. The other image, of Times television editor Steven Reddicliffe, with similar yellow teeth, as well as “dark circles … under his eyes, and his hairline has been moved back,” according to the Media Matters statement.

… damn they are useful to have around. Sometimes.

Neither Steinberg nor Reddicliffe were reachable for comment Wednesday. But Times Culture Editor Sam Sifton called the Fox photo work “disgusting,” and the criticism of the paper’s reporting “a specious and meritless claim.”

“This was a hit piece by Fox News. It is beneath comment.”

Beneath comment. I’ve been not saying that (or anything else) for years about FoxNews.

Fuck ’em.