A Fox & Friends reporter went on a bizarre adventure, apparently stalking a migrant family and hiding in bushes to bust them.
Usually reporters are there to cover the news, not become the news, but this week, Griff Jenkins decided to put himself in the middle of a story. Tuesday morning, Jenkins hid in the bushes with his cameraman and waited for a migrant family from Central America to attempt to cross the U.S. border.
During the report Jenkins turns to the camera and says:
"We laid in the bushes in wait, and we busted one of those smuggling operations. We've been out here in the bushes waiting to witness one of these crossings. You can see they've got a family in a raft."
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Fox News bragged about the report with a banner title on the bottom of the story reading, "Griff Foils Illegals' Attempt To Cross Border."
The report was instantly met with skepticism.
That’s Griff Jenkins, the Fox News REPORTER, stopping people from illegally crossing the border. This isn’t repor… https://t.co/AYXWL3gv4W— Kamahl Santamaria | Al Jazeera (@Kamahl Santamaria | Al Jazeera)1540293298.0
Earlier in the segment, Fox boasted about how @GriffJenkins had busted the immigrants attempting to enter illegally… https://t.co/mVUGhsPG6b— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1540307276.0
@oliverdarcy @GriffJenkins Wow has the President deputized everyone on FOX News?— Jonahs Garage (@Jonahs Garage)1540325494.0
@oliverdarcy @GriffJenkins Idiot.— 🌊🌊Dona🌊🌊❤️💛🍢 (@🌊🌊Dona🌊🌊❤️💛🍢)1540307299.0
Some thought the reporter was being a bully.
fox & friends has proudly run griff jenkins' border patrol cosplay at the top of every hour. harassing poor, desper… https://t.co/a877Aq7Fg4— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1540299146.0
@oliverdarcy @GriffJenkins this is why I don't totally believe the "Fox has decent reporters/journalists too" line… https://t.co/xFXlGPMCHm— Braxton (@Braxton)1540307470.0
@oliverdarcy @GriffJenkins I have a bad feeling that if @GriffJenkins had an 18 year old Army soldier or Marine acc… https://t.co/NjetEX4kWw— King of Normay (@King of Normay)1540377029.0
@oliverdarcy @GriffJenkins This is a violation of journalistic ethics, not that Fox "news" cares.— 🇺🇸🇵🇷🌊 Name is Bishop (@🇺🇸🇵🇷🌊 Name is Bishop)1540307373.0
@crooksandliars What a disgrace he's for journalism! Media is meant to be a critic of the policies not a endorser.— OMKAR (@OMKAR)1540397089.0
@crooksandliars Trump and Fox's War on the Poor continues.— MaxColin (@MaxColin)1540315728.0
Here's an idea: Maybe reporters should stick to reporting.