ambassador http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12772/all en NBC Is Still Ignoring Obama's 'Embarrassing' Ambassadorial Picks http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-still-ignoring-obamas-embarrassing-ambassadorial-picks <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While CBS and ABC have awoken to the "embarrassing" performance of Barack Obama's wealthy donors turned ambassadorial nominees, NBC is still skipping the details of the men and women who have flubbed confirmation hearings.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-still-ignoring-obamas-embarrassing-ambassadorial-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc ambassador Barack Obama cbs Good Morning America NBC Senate Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:47:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 45631 at http://www.mrc.org CBS's Seth Doane Puffs Caroline Kennedy's 'Fairy Tale' Introduction to Ambassadorship http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-seth-doane-puffs-caroline-kennedys-fairy-tale-introduction-ambassadorship <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to CBS's Seth Doane, 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 being able to ask questions), his co-hosts didn't appear too bothered.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-seth-doane-puffs-caroline-kennedys-fairy-tale-introduction-ambassadorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ambassador Caroline Kennedy cbs Japan Seth Doane Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:51:21 +0000 scott.whitlock 45538 at http://www.mrc.org Not Interested: Obama Rewards Fat Cat Donors With Top Diplomatic Spots, Networks Yawn http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/not-interested-obama-rewards-fat-cat-donors-top-diplomatic-spots-networks-yawn <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-06-05-NBC-Today-Ambassador.jpg" width="300" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/not-interested-obama-rewards-fat-cat-donors-top-diplomatic-spots-networks-yawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ambassador Barack Obama Donors Scandal Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:06:17 +0000 scott.whitlock 43999 at http://www.mrc.org Liberal Pundits More Skeptical of Possible Wintour Ambassadorship Than NBC Journalists http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-pundits-more-skeptical-possible-wintour-ambassadorship-nbc-journalists <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> After the cast of NBC's <em>Today</em> gushed on Tuesday over <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gushes-over-obamas-very-fashionable-decision-possibly-name-vogue-editor-ambassador">President Obama's "very fashionable decision"</a> to possibly appoint Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour as an ambassador, on Wednesday, regular panelists Donny Deutsch and Star Jones scoffed at the idea, with Deutsch declaring: <strong>"I'm not quite sure somebody who edits a fashion magazine is qualified to be a liaison to one of our biggest allies."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a h</em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-pundits-more-skeptical-possible-wintour-ambassadorship-nbc-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division ambassador Anna Wintour Donny Deutsch NBC Star Jones Today Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:38:01 +0000 kyle.drennen 41959 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Gushes Over Obama's 'Very Fashionable Decision' to Possibly Name 'Vogue' Editor as Ambassador http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gushes-over-obamas-very-fashionable-decision-possibly-name-vogue-editor-ambassador <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> At the top of Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie cheered the news that President Obama may make one of his major campaign donors, Anna Wintour, an ambassador: <strong>"Going <em>Vogue</em>? A report this morning that the President could appoint <em>Vogue's</em> famed editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to be his next ambassador to England or France. More on what could be a very fashionable decision."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-04-NBC-TDAY-Wintour.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-gushes-over-obamas-very-fashionable-decision-possibly-name-vogue-editor-ambassador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Al Roker ambassador Anna Wintour Barack Obama NBC Savannah Guthrie Tamron Hall Today Willie Geist Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:03:05 +0000 kyle.drennen 41952 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Still Down on Blackwater After Firm Rescues Polish Ambassador in Iraq http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-still-down-blackwater-after-firm-rescues-polish-ambassador-iraq <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Blackwater USA, now one of the media’s favorite targets, can’t seem to get any credit even when something goes right.</p> <br /> <p >     The company, once described as “<a href="http://www.thestreet.com/p/newsanalysis/investing/10333339.html" />an entirely new type of war profiteer</a>” by CNBC contributor Jon Markman, saved Polish Ambassador Edward Pietrzyk just one day after <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20071003162109.aspx" />taking heat from the media and congressional Democrats</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-still-down-blackwater-after-firm-rescues-polish-ambassador-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government ambassador Blackwater contractor general Iraq Military polish war Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:11:47 +0000 admin 25315 at http://www.mrc.org