The Sydney Morning Herald:
A leading US art critic has blasted a Fox news station for being "sexually sick" after the network blurred out the breasts on Pablo Picasso's The Women of Algiers (Version O) in a report about the masterpiece selling for a record-breaking $US179million ($227million) in New York on Monday.
The New York magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz took to Twitter to voice his disapproval, tweeting: "How sexually sick are conservatives & Fox News? They blurred parts of the Picasso painting #SickMinds."
His consternation was echoed across various other Twitter users, who labelled the move "bizarre" and "pathetic", with one user including the hashtag #freethenipple, referencing the recent campaign against censorship of the female form.
Here is the un-blurred versing of the painting.
And remember this is the same network that regularly covers spring break so that they can show scantily clad women twerking, and once had a guest declare that women who are victimized by upskirt photos were asking for it.
Not only that but the female hosts on the various shows are famous for wearing short dresses and revealing enough decolletage to embarrass a Las Vegas showgirl.
And what the hell is it about nipples that makes THEM the part of the breast that must not see the light of day?
This has bothered me for years.
It's just stupid.