David Edwards | Raw Story | August 25, 2008
Fox News anchor Griff Jenkins received a expletive-laced reply Sunday when he stuck his microphone into a crowd of protesters gathered for the Democratic National Committee in Denver.
The video was first caught by Politico.
Fox’s Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmead talked with Griff Jenkins who angered protesters at the Democratic National Convention.
Kilmead was trying to interview former University of Colorado Ward Churchill who caused a stir after 9/11 by referring to some of the victims who died at the World Trade Center as “little Eichmanns.”
“Did you see the headline, Brian, that has Griff Jenkins missing and presumed dead?” Carlson joked to her co-host.
Jenkins reassured his colleagues: “I’m here. I’m alive. Don’t be concerned. It’s a satire site, but it got sporty out there.”
The website Unconfirmed Sources mocked the confrontation with an article entitled “Fox News Correspondent Griff Jenkins missing presumed dead after Bloody Denver Riot.”
Jenkins complained about all the cursing by the protesters, and characterized the confrontation as a “melee,” even though no blows appear to have been thrown.
Jenkins said he told the protesters that they should be more supportive of the press. “You should support the Fox guy. I even had Cindy Sheehan say I’ll defend you. He has a right to be here.”
Kilmead was shocked Sheehan would defend a Fox reporter, but Carlson pointed out that noted anti-war activist is running for political office now, so she needs every reporter she can find.”
This video is from Fox’s Fox & Friends, broadcast August 25, 2008.