Posts Tagged ‘Griff Jenkins’

F&F Rally Redux?

November 5, 2009

Another Fox News producer rallying another crowd? It certainly appeared so. However, it may not be a big deal this time. Earlier, an FNC producer got into trouble with her bureau chief because she was caught rallying a Tea Bag Party crowd for Griff Jenkins during a Glenn Beck show. Today, a young man who looked like a FNC producer was seen similarly goading the troops on the U.S.S. New York into enthusiastic applause with a like hand gesture for the F&F program held on deck.*

It may be no big deal if F&F is primarily an entertainment show vis-a-vis a news program. In defending his popular morning news program for airing caricatures of New York Times staffers last year, former FNC Exec VP of News Editorial John Moody did contend that F&F is an “entertainment show that does some news.” However, in a Tweet to the author (defending his failure to wear a Phillies uniform for an entire as to a lost bet to his colleague Clayton Morris), F&F Weekend co-host Dave Briggs acerbically asserted, @Jakeho that’s absolutely ridiculous, Clayton never said I’d wear the uni for 3 hours, we actually have a job to do, we are a news show.” [Italics added for emphasis.]

The manufactured approbation is probably no big deal but it seemed to blur the line needlessly between news and entertainment. (One could almost imagine being on a game show with the lighted sign blinking, “Applause! Applause! Applause!”) Since the hearty clapping seemed to be for F&F itself vis-a-vis any patently political point, perhaps, it was indeed adiaphorous. Nevertheless, the apparent F&F producer conjured up today memories of that earlier censured producer.

Fox & Friends (11/05/09) – @8:12 a.m. ET

Brian “Biden” Kilmeade

September 8, 2009

Fox & Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade seemed to be channeling Joe Biden this morning. Like the Vice-President, Brian said what everyone was thinking albeit “politically incorrect.” I.e., he spoke the truth refreshingly in a difficult moment.

Before Brian and his co-hosts Steve Doocy and Alisyn Camerota received a toss from FNC correspondent Griff Jenkins (after a “Tea Party” segment), Griff turned to the crowd and declared, “I think they watch Fox & Friends, too: Is that right?” Unfortunately for Griff, the lady closest to him and the mike, although clapping, vigorously shook her head “no.”

When Brian took the toss, he observed, “One woman in the back over his [Griff’s] left shoulder shook us off. ‘No, I don’t really watch it. I love Good Morning America.'” Steve sheepisly chuckled, and Alisyn Camerota laughingly interjected, “I know.”

A malapropism? No. A bon mot.

Patti Ann Peeved?

August 26, 2008

Guest FNC news reader Patti Ann Brown seemed a bit peeved today at the treatment she has received from Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, and Gretchen Carlson lately. Yesterday the co-anchors acted as if they had no idea who was reading the headlines from New York, and Patti Ann sarcastically thanked them for their “personal” introduction. Today the brown-eyed beauty fared not too much better as the co-anchors seemed generally distant: perhaps, the F&F co-anchors did not want the audience to get attached anew to a news reader. (F&F has abolished that position as a permanent one but needs it temporarily while the F&F crew are on location at the Dem Convention in Denver.)

Before the last headlines news segment today, the F&F co-hosts gave Griff Jenkins the toss task and he embraced it heartily. Appreciatively, Patti Ann responded, “Hey, Griff! And, thanks, too, for showing them how it’s done. We [sic] really appreciate it. Sorry, guys!”

Give Patti Ann some love, guys!

“F**k Fox News”

August 24, 2008

Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins got the brunt of the “Recreate ’68” protesters’ ire on America’s Election Headquarters today. “Recreate ’68′” was made up of leftists, who hoped to recreate the chaos of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago: they were primarily angry at Dems for not ending the Iraq war and were calling for the end of “occupations” in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and North America. After one of its speakers (radical former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill) refused to speak to him and getting roughed up by the crowd, Griff removed himself from the group but rejoined it as it marched toward Denver’s Pepsi Center (where the Democratic Convention will be held this week). When Griff began to try to interview the marchers, he was met with disdain, obscenity, and harassment. Then, suddenly, he was surrounded by protesters chanting “F**k Fox News” and flipping the bird to the camera.* A gutsy Griff was forced to toss back to Jamie Colby after about 25 seconds of the “f” word elapsed uncensored.

* 2:07 p.m. ET

Aly Sloe Good

August 17, 2008

Alisyn Camerota looked “sloe good” in her purple sleeveless mini on Fox & Friends. Dave Briggs and Griff Jenkins, today’s thorns around this tart wild plum, seemed somehow more palatable. For weekend delight, this gammy gal, too, mixes well with gin.

Aly: “Sorry Griff!”*

August 3, 2008

Alisyn Camerota seems to be telling the often zany Griff Jenkins that he’s definitely a guest host today. In the segments with all three co-hosts thus far (first half), Aly has put distance between Griff and herself. E.g., she has been closer to Clayton and has repeatedly placed her papers between herself and Griff. (Perhaps, it has been subconscious because she and Griff seem to get along verbally well.)

If F&FW boy auditions are ongoing, is Aly sending a subtle sign to the suits that they must continue their search?

*An impolitic ad lib jibe to Griff Jenkins when he mentioned that the mentally ill and those with STDs would be banned from the Olympics in China. An ominous double entendre?