Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Fox News is vile

Amazing. Via Media Matters I see that Fox News has attempted to discredit a NY Times reporter by making him look like a goblin. After Jacques Steinberg wrote what can only be described as a middle-of-the road article about the Fox Network's ratings, he was called a "poodle" and his motives were discredited by the fiends on Fox & Friends. Accompanying the segment was a photo of Steinberg in which his "teeth have been yellowed, his nose and chin widened, and his ears made to protrude further."

High journalistic standards, no? And the really amazing thing is this: A Jew (or at least someone with a recognizably Jewish surname) has been given the full Streicher treatment - splayed ears, gargantuan nose, diseased teeth - and the Mighty Bloggers of Zion are silent. Try this thought experiment, oh ye Bloggish Defenders of Israel and/or Charedism: Imagine CNN had played this dirty trick. Imagine they had tried to embarrass and slander a Jew by twisting his face into a Der Strumer caricature. Feeling furious? So where's your righteous outrage now?

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