Fox on the Run
Progressive activist Adam Green confronts Griff Jenkins — a Fox News “color” reporter who’s often assigned to cover left-leaning events in a goofy manner. Last year, he stumbled through a Republican National Convention protest yelling about the First Amendment when no one would talk to him. In April, he promoted the anti-tax “Tea Parties” by putting on a colonial costume. Green ran into him at an ACORN celebration where Jenkins showed up in black tie garb with a mini-red carpet, ostensibly to mock the attendees, so Green asked badgering questions about Fox News policy while Jenkins whined about his lack of media access inside the event.
Train-wreck stuff, but it’s important to add that Jenkins isn’t really a journalist. When he and a Boston radio host did a “gotcha” interview with Janeane Garofalo, Jenkins repeatedly claimed that he was a “blogger” instead of admitting that he worked for Fox, which would have, presumably, gotten a different reaction out of the celebrity he was filming. So no organization’s under any obligation to pretend he’s a real member of the press.
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