Video: Fox News Reporter Griff Jenkins Avoids Querries About 4-minute Political Ad Created, Aired by Fox
- Category: Analysis
- Published on Saturday, 02 June 2012 23:18
- Written by Staff
Fox News has taken flak for airing a four-minute political attack ad against President Obama during its regular programming this week. The ad wasn’t purchased by any outside group; it was simply produced by the network and aired as part of regular Fox News content. Though the network has tried to deflect criticism for the ad by blaming an associate producer, we tried to get more direct answers.
Yesterday on Capitol Hill, Republic Report ran into Griff Jenkins, an on-air reporter for Fox News. Although he covers politics and campaigns for the network, Jenkins told us he had no opinions on the ad and couldn’t comment. Asked about how average Americans can ever have their voice heard if billionaires and multi-billion dollar corporations continue to expand their role in shaping elections, Jenkins incredulously told Republic Report’s Zaid Jilani, “I don’t know, but I’m glad you’re looking into it!”