Sunday, January 26, 2014

Secrets: Sec. of State John Kerry's daughter is married to an Iranian-American with family ties to Iran...

I am a news junkie and I had no idea. It is amazing how the mainstream media will help politicians secrets. Granted, this secret is likely only a human interest story, but all the networks kept it anyway. I have to wonder if the liberal media would have done the same for a Republican.

In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran.
“I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, “to the mutual benefit of both of our people.”
Politicians like to keep their families off-limits to the press, a decorum enforced vigorously when it comes to politicians who are in favor with the national media but ruthlessly discarded for others. But in Kerry’s case, there could be larger ramifications.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I must respectfully ask, is there anything even remotely wrong with his daughter being married to an Iranian-American? How is this newsworthy? I hope you don't mind the question :)

Bluegrass Pundit said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with it in general. Of course that depends on the son-in-law. So, now that we have determined there is probably nothing wrong with it, why has it been kept secret? It's the hypocrisy of Kerry and the mainstream media I am calling out.

Anonymous said...

Just because YOU haven't heard of it, does not mean it was kept a secret. Their engagement and wedding were widely reported on years ago.