Major Garrett Leaving FNC…
The New York Times’ Brian Stelter and Jeremy W. Peters write that FNC’s Major Garrett is leaving the network for The National Journal. Do note the spin The Times puts on the story by characterizing Garrett as stuck between a rock and a hard place at FNC…
Major Garrett, the chief White House correspondent for Fox News, is quitting his job at the cable news channel after eight years. He is joining National Journal as a Congressional correspondent.
Mr. Garrett’s surprise departure comes just weeks after Fox was moved up to the front row in the White House press briefing room.
In the past year and a half Fox News has been a voice of the opposition to the Obama administration, putting Mr. Garrett — a well-respected newsman — in an unenviable position.
The main reason for his departure, Garrett said, is the frenetic pace of cable news: “I want to talk less and I want to think more. I always considered myself an accidental TV reporter.”
When he told Roger Ailes he was leaving, Garrett said, the Fox News chairman replied: “You’re one of the few guys who never got addicted to TV.”