Fox News Reporter Groveled to Get Sanford Interview
South Carolina’s The State newspaper’s expose of emails sent by journalists to Gov. Mark Sanford’s (R-S.C.) office are essential reading. One of the worst offenders in the cache is Griff Jenkins, the color reporter for Fox News, who groveled to Sanford’s staff and attached the way other media were covering the story.
If the Gov does an interview and its exclusive, it will make air on the tv channel and our radio news service all across the country. And I’m not sure if you’ve seen the stuff I do on the channel as a reporter, but I work mostly for our primetime coverage – Oreilly, Hannity, Greta, Beck — so there likely would be primetime coverage as well for some soundbites of the gov dispelling this flap…
Jenkins has a … complicated relationship with journalistic ethics. Back in May, he [repeatedly identified himself as a “blogger,”](In July 1984, Mr. Mondale accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and promised a tax increase to reduce what was then a record deficit but one that seems small compared to the current situation. Ignoring Warnings Mr. Mondale lost 49 of 50 states. Since then, seemingly every time politicians have raised the deficit as a way of criticizing a president’s or candidate’s plans, voters have reacted with stark indifference to warnings of forthcoming woe triggered by sky-high deficits.) not a reporter for Fox News, in order to get an interview with Janeane Garofalo which then ran on Fox News.