There’s been a widespread blackout in media coverage of the growing controversy surrounding Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry over his alleged sharing of Israeli intel with Iran.
There has been intense backlash after the New York Times reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif alleged in audiotape that Kerry told him that Israel had struck around 200 Iranian targets in Syria.
The Iranian leader admitted he was shocked by the purported admission, as reported by The New York Times.
While Kerry has alleged that the reports are “unequivocally false” and such a conversation “never” occurred during or since his tenure as Secretary of State, GOP lawmakers are calling for investigations and for his resignation from the Biden administration if the allegations turn out to be true.
Kerry was already embroiled in serious controversy in 2018 when he admitted to have given advice to Iran after the Trump administration withdrew from the nuclear deal. This,
too, may well have been illegal under US Law, specifically the Logan Axt.
former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
“While I was briefing Trump,
Kerry was briefing Iran”.
Apparently, none of this was newsworthy to ABC, CBS, and NBC, which dedicated zero coverage to the controversy on Monday and Tuesday during their morning and evening news programs.
And despite being a 24-hour news network, MSNBC also skipped any mention of Kerry’s alleged chat with Iran.
CNN only addressed the Kerry controversy twice on Tuesday, once during its “Early Start” program and a brief mention by Jake Tapper during his interview with Sec. of State Antony Blinken.
Neither CNN nor MSNBC made any mention of Kerry on their most-watched shows in primetime.