Mainstream Media Scream: NBC gushes over John Kerry-Leonardo DiCaprio 'bromance'
By Paul Bedard | June 23, 2014 | 2:52 pm
This week's Mainstream Media Scream features NBC's Savannah Guthrie introducing an interview with Secretary of State John Kerry with references to his star power and even his “bromance” with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
In her Friday story on "Today" about a day in the life of Kerry, Guthrie said:
“The job is not without glamour, with Angelina Jolie last week at a London conference and Leonardo DiCaprio this week talking ocean conservation. [To Kerry] They call this the bromance picture to end all bromance pictures.”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “It must be nice to be a liberal Democrat. You get such affectionate coverage, with network anchors giggling with you over your ‘face-to-face’ encounters with the celebrities who love you while your foreign policy trips from one fiasco to another.”
Rating: Three out of five screams.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com