Jul 15, 2009

Let's be friends

Romenesko looked through emails uncovered by The State newspaper in its ongoing investigation of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's affair and disappearance and discovers some news outlets offered friendly ground for an interview.

From Romenesko:

The State on Monday received nearly 600 pages documents -- e-mails and phone call records -- related to Gov. Mark Sanford's disappearance. (The e-mails were sent before it was clear where he was or what he was doing.) The paper reports:
* A Fox News correspondent wrote to Sanford's communications director, Joel Sawyer: "Having known the Governor for years and even worked with him when he would host radio shows for me -- I find this story and the media frenzy surrounding it to be absolutely ridiculous! Please give him my best."
* OpinionJournal.com associate editor Brendan Miniter, in an e-mail to Sawyer, called the WSJ's first-day coverage bunk. "Someone at WSJ should be fired for today's story. Ridiculous."
* A Washington Times staffer wrote in an e-mail that "if you all want to speak on this publicly, you're welcome to Washington Times Radio. You know that you will be on friendly ground here!"

Read the entire post here: http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45

Read The State story here: http://www.thestate.com/local/story/862957.html

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