Wednesday, July 2, 2008

did you know?

part of an occasional segment: did you know?

today's holy shit! moment comes courtesy of Fox News. recently the NY Times wrote and published an article examining media ratings this year. they indicated that cnn and msnbc viewership has grown while fox's had plateaued. you can read the original piece here.

fox ran a piece about the the writer and of his editor, and posted their pictures on the screen... except, first they - and by "they" I mean somebody (probably the terrorists) - digitally altered the photographs. one poor schmuck had his teeth yellowed, his nose and chin widened, and his ears made to protrude even further out from his head than they already do. the other guy had his teeth yellowed, black eyes added, and his hairline moved back.

I don't know, but... doesn't this sound ... ok, I'll say it. doesn't this just sound crazy?! they wouldn't do that, would they? on a NEWS program? in AMERICA?

here's a better question - could the schmucks sue fox and win? on what grounds?

if your eyes haven't glazed over by now then I imagine you want to see the before and after pictures. they are available at this link.

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