After New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg wrote a story about Fox News Channel that officials at the cable news network apparently did not like, Fox & Friends ran doctored, unflattering photos of the two men.
The altered photo of Steinberg in particular has struck some within the Times building as a tad anti-Semitic.
Times columnist David Carr today -- in a larger look at Fox News' dealings with the media -- compares the altered image to "vintage German propaganda, his ears were pulled out, his teeth splayed apart, his forehead lowered and his nose was widened and enlarged in a way that made him look more like Fagin than the guy I work with." And Times television columnist Bill Carter concurs.
Fox News spokesman Brian Lewis disputes the notion that there was any bias at play, calling it "vile and untrue."