July 11, 2008

Fox becomes the HOOT of the day


Photoshop of Horrors: The Frightful Faces of Fox News

Last week, Media Matters pointed out that Fox & Friends, the Fox News program hosted by Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, had aired doctored photos of two New York Times reporters who had dared to write semi-critically of Roger Ailes’s right-leaning cable network. See for yourself:


Then, on Monday, Times media columnist David Carr followed up with a scathing exposé on Fox News’s hardball tactics, which Ailes allegedly adapted from his days working as a flack for Richard Nixon and other Republican presidents.

What the Times was far too polite to do was fight fire with fire. Others have tossed a match or two, but in the interest of fairness (and balance), VF.com has commissioned an expert in the dark arts of malevolent retouching to imagine what the famous faces of Fox News might look if they ever had the misfortune of crossing Roger Ailes. Here is a slide show of the results.

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  • Bill O’Reilly gets nosy.

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  • William Kristol asks, “Why So Serious?”

  • You could steer a Cannondale with Geraldo Rivera’s handlebars.
Greta Van Susteren peers from the shadows.

  • Gretchen Carlson graduates from collagen.

  • Brian Kilmeade suffers a h
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  • airline recession.
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  • Neil Cavuto sees a shrink.
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  • Shepard Smith shows some highlights.
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  • Steve Doocy unfurls his fangs.
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  • Fred Barnes misses his teeth.
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  • Sean Hannity unifies his brow.

  • Brit Hume records a few spots.
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