Fox News host Howard Kurtz called his network’s practice of giving former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt advance knowledge of questions he’d be asked in interviews, along with at least one instance of script approval, a “journalistic breach” Sunday.
“Look, it’s not unusual for television producers to respond to pitches, or to provide broad topic areas to make sure a guest is prepared to respond,” Kurtz said on his show, “MediaBuzz.” “But providing questions and scripts in advance is a journalistic breach, and should be absolutely out of bounds.”
A Fox News spokesperson has indicated that the matter is being internally investigated.
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