on Tuesday, it became known that Frithjof Jacobsen provides in VG with immediate effect, and on Wednesday it was known what was the cause.
- I stop in the VG because I want to establish a relationship with Jette Christensen, and it is not consistent with being a commentator in VG, told Jacobsen to Medier24.
Jette Christensen is the member of parliament for the Labour party and sits in the foreign and forsvarskomiteen in Parliament. She also sits on the Ap's sentralstyre.Dismissed the rumors
Frithjof Jacobsen told his bosses about the relationship to the Christensen 1. January, and 10 days after he said up his job.
It was a wise choice. It was sensible for all parties, says political editor of VG, Hanne Skartveit, to Dagbladet.
Already in the last winter and spring above the rumors about Jacobsen and Christensen. These rumors reached also vg's editors.
- Both I and Gard Steiro laid these rumors for Jacobsen. He rejected the rumors, saying Skartveit.
He came to you to tell about this relationship 1. January. Then one must well add to the reason that it has been going on for some time before it?
- I can't go into in some time. It belongs to his private life.VG-commentator Frithjof Jacobsen ends abruptly Has reviewed the comments
Jacobsen have known that covered Norwegian politics closely, and thus also the Labour party closely, for several years. Skartveit think it is difficult to say whether his relation to the Christensen have colored the comments he had on the press in VG.
- Whether it is colored or marked his comments, it is no other than he can know, " says Skartveit.
- Have you reviewed his comments now, in retrospect?
" We've gone through the comments. Comments about analyses and own opinions, so it is not easy to see whether they are characterized by such a relation.
- Has this damaged the vg's credibility?
Others must judge whether they have confidence in us. I hope people understand that our people are not going to have hidden ties. When we get to know about it, then act we quickly.
To Medier24 says Frithjof Jacobsen himself that he has written their comments and opinions in the VG "perfectly free and unrestrained".- Strange to say
After that They told about the relationship in Medier24, also commented on Jette Christensen case to the same site.
We are in the process of being boyfriends. I must admit that to speak about this at such an early stage feels strange, but I understand that it is necessary, " Christensen says.
She says that it was a few days ago the two "came to the realization that it may be a good idea to try".Frithjof Jacobsen begins a relationship with the Ap profile: - Støre was told in the beginning of January, "the Violation of leserkontrakt"
vg's responsible editor, Gard Steiro, writes in a comment on vg's website that he feels the NEWSPAPER owes its readers an explanation for the abrupt departure. He name is not Christensen, but state that They stop as a result of "a close relation to a politician".
"Jacobsen and the management of VG is agreed that the relationship is not consistent with his work as a commentator," writes Steiro.
He mentions also the rumor, that both he and Skartveit confronted Jacobsen with, but as Jacobsen therefore rejected.
"We can't go into details about relasjonens duration, it belongs to the personalmessige the treatment of this case. but we can say clearly that what has happened is a breach of our contract with the readers. We are sorry for," writes Steiro.
The responsible editor terminates the comment with the fact that it is a legitimate question whether the relationship has had an impact on his comments.
"But it can only he himself to answer", ends Steiro.- too bad that he stops
Tor-Erling Thømt Ruud, the leader of the redaksjonsklubben in VG, saying that the case is not a club matter.
- But as an employee and colleague, we seem always it is sad that good people and good colleagues to stop. Frithjof has great respect in the VG and has been a good colleague in the eleven years he has been here, " says Thømt Ruud.
He will not comment on whether the club has been involved in the handling of the case.
Responsible editor Gard Steiro has written that the case is a "violation of our contract with readers". How does the case of vg's credibility?
the Club has no need to comment on this more than the Farm and Frithjof has said in his interviews and comments, " says Thømt Ruud.
What do you mean about management's handling of the case?
From our point of view, it looks tidy.Frithjof Jacobsen speaks out about VG-departure