CBS’s Gayle King Gushes Over ‘Good Guy’ Joe Kennedy III; No Chappaquiddick

CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Friday gushed over “good guy” Joe Kennedy and his “gorgeous” family. Despite April 6 being the day that the Ted Kennedy film Chappaquiddick debuts, the topic of his great uncle abandoning a drowning woman never came up. Yet the two discussed “ChapStick-gate.

King, a Democratic donor, allowed the liberal Congressman to push for gun control and mock: “And to have these absurd conversations about arming teachers and turning our schools into fortresses...” King murmured, “You do feel that’s absurd?” Not exactly a tough follow-up. 

 

 

Sounding like a Kennedy groupie, she fawned: “He's got a very good sense of humor.... He’s a good guy.” Though King and her co-hosts couldn’t find time for Chappaquiddick, they discussed his glossy lips while giving the response to the State of the Union: 

GAYLE KING: People are sending him ChapsStick to the office every single day and a new load comes in. 

NORAH: O’DONNELL: Because he gave a response on State of the Union after President Trump and people thought his lips looked a little shiny. 

KING: Looked like he was drooling a little bit. He was not. That was just very shiny ChapStick.

A longer version of the interview airs on CBS Sunday Morning. So, perhaps King will get to the subject of Uncle Ted then. But it’s doubtful. The co-host did promise to ask about the Democrat “running for president.” 

For more on how the networks are ignoring the new Chappaquiddick expose, go here

A transcript is below: 

CBS This Morning
4/6/18
8:04am ET 

GAYLE KING: Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III is criticizing the idea of arming teachers to protect schools. We spoke with the Massachusetts lawmaker for CBS Sunday Morning. He says the government is not taking enough action to make sure kids are safe and to prevent school shootings. Here’s a look at part of our conversation. 

JOE KENNEDY III: It is frustrating. It is empowering. It is humbling. It is enraging to see high school students have to bear this responsibility because their government won't, because adults who are supposed to protect hem refuse to. To see we can't have a reasonable conversation about ways to make sure that a parent can send their kid off to school and not worry about whether they're coming home. And to have these absurd conversations about arming teachers and turning our schools into fortresses. 

KING: You do feel that’s absurd?

KENNEDY III: I think it's absurd on so many levels. 

KING: You can watch our full story with Congressman Kennedy on CBS Sunday Morning. He talks about his family. He's got a great, smart wife, two gorgeous kids and his thoughts about running for president. You can watch it Sunday right here on CBS. We talked about the ChapStick Gate too. 

NORAH O’DONNELL: I was going to ask you. 

KING: He's got a very good sense of humor. People are sending him ChapsStick to the office every single day and a new load comes in. 

O’DONNELL: Because he gave a response on State of the Union after President Trump and people thought his lips looked a little shiny. 

KING: Looked like he was drooling a little bit. He was not. That was just very shiny ChapStick. 

O’DONNELL: Yeah. Really interested to hear that interview. 

KING: He’s a good guy. 

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