On Wednesday, Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade showed doctored photos of two New York Times reporters while discussing an article in the June 28 edition of the New York Times that “pointed out what the newspaper called ‘ominous trends’ in Fox News’ ratings.” From Editor & Publisher.
Doocy characterized the article as a “hit piece” and reporter Jacques Steinberg as an “attack dog.” In their “banter,” Doocy and Kilmeade reference the Westminster dog show and describe one of the NYT reporters as being “dressed as a poodle.” They also reference RadarOnline, an industry gossip web site.
This is TV news? I miss it not.
MediaMatters has screenshots of the Fox News images, side-by-side with undoctored photos, as well as a transcript of the exchange.