More Terrible Email Requests From Media Seeking An Audience With Mark Sanford


South Carolina's embarrassing Argentine love-tango scandal may have made its governor look bad, but two parties have emerged from this sad nightmare smelling like little roses: Jenny Sanford, andThe State newspaper. Yesterday the paper released a pack of hilariously sycophantic requests from various media outlets to Governor Sanford's office suggesting that -- !!! -- sometimes reporters and media types imply that their subjects will get favorable coverage if they'll just respond to a goddamn interview request.

The State released A Children's Treasury of Wacky Media Inquiries yesterday, but here are a few more new tidbits from a selection of bloggers and reporters you may have heard of:

  • Fellow warblogger Erick Erickson, of RedState: “If he wants something more personal for the blog to push back, I’m happy to help."
  • Jake Tapper, of ABC News and Jake Tapper fame: "With a subject line of 'NBC spot was slimy,' Tapper e-mailed [Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer] a 'Today' show transcript of Sanford coverage, calling it 'insulting.' Later, Tapper forwarded Sawyer a Twitter post by 'Meet The Press' host David Gregory."
  • Famous Fox News personality Griff Jenkins: "Having known the Governor for years and even worked with him when he would host radio shows for me, I find the story and the media frenzy surrounding it to be absolutely ridiculous!”

Whores, all. This is why you must never send an email to anyone.

Media jostled for access to Sanford [The State]


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