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Profile in Fawning: NBC Eager for More Kennedys to Run for Office

May 5th, 2017 4:14 PM
On Friday, Today show co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie made it clear to viewers that they were ready for more Kennedys in Washington. Teasing an exclusive interview with former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg, Lauer proclaimed: “Caroline Kennedy returns to the states, set to honor former President Obama with a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage…
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Gushing CBS Pushes Caroline Kennedy to Run for ‘President’ or ‘Mayor’

February 10th, 2017 12:44 PM
When the journalists at CBS This Morning on Friday weren’t encouraging Caroline Kennedy to bash Donald Trump, they were busy wondering if the famous daughter of JFK would run for “mayor” or “president.” Guest co-host Anthony Mason enthused, “There's been a lot of speculation about what you will do next.” Talking to the former ambassador of Japan, he…
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Lauer Invites Caroline Kennedy to Bash Trump’s Foreign Policy

February 3rd, 2017 11:37 AM
At the top of Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted an exclusive: “Caroline Kennedy speaks out in her first interview since stepping down as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. This morning, her take on the Trump administration's very different approach to foreign policy and her own future. Is she planning a run for office?”
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CBS: How Can Obama Visit Hiroshima And Not Apologize?

May 26th, 2016 4:21 PM
During a report on Thursday’s CBS This Morning about President Obama’s trip to Japan, correspondent Margaret Brennan noted: “Tomorrow, President Obama will make an historic trip to Hiroshima, a city that the U.S. devastated during World War II with the very first atomic bomb....he wants to underscore the risks still posed by nuclear weapons.”  
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CBS, NBC Ignore Report Japanese Amb. Kennedy Used Private E-Mail

August 25th, 2015 10:19 PM
On Tuesday night, CBS and NBC teamed with Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision to hide from their viewers news that U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has been using a private e-mail server to conduct government business and send sensitive material. Surprisingly, ABC’s World News Tonight stepped up to the plate with a scant 50-second report on this new e-mail…
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Norah O'Donnell Fawns Over Caroline Kennedy: 'Like a Head of State'

March 9th, 2015 11:37 AM
The media's decades-long love for all things Kennedy continued on Monday's CBS This Morning. Co-host Norah O'Donnell reported from Japan to fawn over U.S. ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Previewing an upcoming 60 Minutes story, O'Donnell enthused, "She's almost greeted like a head of state here in Japan. Incredibly popular."

NBC (Again) Talks About Caroline Kennedy Supporting a Hillary Presiden

April 24th, 2014 9:10 PM
Thursday's NBC Nightly News decided it was newsworthy to air a Democrat's tentative support for a hypothetical Hillary Clinton presidential run. NBC's Chuck Todd pressed U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on the matter. "Can you foresee yourself supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 if she chooses to run?" Todd asked Kennedy, who reservedly expressed her support.…

ABC, NBC Solicit Caroline Kennedy to Endorse Hillary Clinton for Presi

April 24th, 2014 11:05 AM
President Obama is currently on a week-long tour of Asia and all three networks took the opportunity to promote the tenure of Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. On Thursday April 24, all three morning shows sat down with Kennedy and heaped praise on the long-time Democrat. ABC’s Jonathan Karl and NBC’s Chuck Todd both used their interviews to plead for Kennedy to…

NBC's Today: Caroline Kennedy 'More Dignitary Than Diplomat

April 23rd, 2014 10:43 AM
President Obama began a week-long trip of Asia on Wednesday with a stop in Japan, and NBC's Today dutifully heaped praise on the trip and the American Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. On April 23, Co-host Matt Lauer gushed at the "Historic trip. President Obama greeted by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy as he arrives in Japan this morning. The first state visit by a president…

CBS's Seth Doane Puffs Caroline Kennedy's 'Fairy Tale' Introduction to

February 12th, 2014 5:33 PM
 According to CBS's Seth Doane on Wednesday, even the "fairy tale" introduction of Caroline Kennedy hasn't kept the U.S. ambassador to Japan from running into some problems in her new job. Doane highlighted a protest of new military bases in Okinawa, Japan. Yet, while the reporter seemed mildly irritated about having to whisper during a Kennedy press conference (and not…

Dewy-eyed Politico Puff Piece on Caroline: 'Ambassador Kennedy, A Star

December 15th, 2013 9:34 AM
Alex Burns at Politico was handed the Kennedy Goo bucket for their latest feature, headlined "Ambassador Kennedy: A Star Is Born." The liberal media establishment are very eager to say Caroline Kennedy is packed with charm in her role in Japan as "political royalty," and if she was a terrible candidate to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, well, diplomacy is more…

Big 3 Ignore Benghazi Victims' Parents, Marvel at Caroline Kennedy's

September 20th, 2013 3:25 PM
The Big Three broadcast networks made their slanted priorities clear on their Thursday evening newscasts, as they fawned over Caroline Kennedy's Senate confirmation hearing earlier that day, but failed to cover the emotional congressional testimony of Pat Smith. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 Islamist attack on the U.S. post in Benghazi, Libya. ABC's Martha…

NBC's Mitchell Swoons: Caroline Kennedy 'Born to Be an Ambassador

July 25th, 2013 12:19 PM
On Thursday's NBC Today, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell couldn't contain her glee over Carolina Kennedy being appointed U.S. ambassador to Japan: "Caroline Kennedy was almost born to be an ambassador, a picture perfect daughter in a telegenic first family. She captured our hearts all the way through her intense personal heartbreak." [Listen to the audio or…

CBS Trumpets Caroline Kennedy as 'Representative of The Best In Americ

April 2nd, 2013 3:50 PM
CBS again paid homage to Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday's CBS This Morning as they hyped her possible nomination to be the next ambassador of Japan. During her report, Jan Crawford featured liberal historian Robert Dallek, who gushed over the apparent worldwide reputation of the presidential daughter's family: "The Kennedys, generally, have an extraordinary, continuing hold on the…