Vanity Fair: 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 show of the results (L to R, top to bottom): Gretchen Carlson, Geraldo Rivera, Greta Van Susteren, Bill O’Reilly, Shepard Smith, Neil Cavuto, Brian Kilmeade, Fred Barnes, Steve Doocy, Sean Hannity, Brit Hume, Chris Wallace, and William Kristol.