Fox News is having an internal civil war. It’s a battle for the truth and not alternative facts.
Jennifer Griffin, 51, a Harvard graduate, has been with the network since 1999. That’s 21 years of reporting as National Security Correspondent. Roger Ailes hired her in the era before he lost his mind and started harassing women. This was when he was only interested in journalists who had the right stuff.
Yesterday Griffin scored the scoop of a lifetime by working her sources. She posted to Twitter a series of posts confirming the reporting in The Atlantic magazine by Jeffrey Goldberg that Donald Trump thinks the military is full of “suckers” and “losers.”
Griffin appeared once on air on Fox News with anchor Jon Scott, and then not again. Her story was not repeated, and it’s never made it to the Fox News website. She’s being muffled from inside. I know what that’s like, when the forces of evil block the truth at Fox News. It used to happen regularly under John Moody, the crazy right wing chief of news in those days. (He was eventually decommissioned after posting a racist editorial.)
I’ve written to the editorial forces at Foxnews.com but no one has responded. They are like Pravda, the old Russian propaganda news service. No one is allowed to comment.
After Griffin wrote her pieces, Donald Trump Tweeted that she should be fired. That prompted a defense from Fox News’s Brett Baier.
One of the direct quotes from her source that Jennifer Griffin shares in this clip is “mad as a hornet.”
That’s an unusual phrase, internet detectives. pic.twitter.com/W9RoJ8w5m8
— McDeere (@McDeereUSA) September 5, 2020