On Friday, while all three network morning shows covered Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Paris to offer U.S. condolences following the recent terrorist attacks, none of the broadcasts mentioned one of the most embarrassing moments in American diplomatic history that occurred during the visit – Kerry bringing musician James Taylor to a press conference to sing “You’ve Got A Friend” to the French people. The bizarre attempt at international damage control – following the Obama administration’s failure to have a single top U.S. official attend a anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday – played out while the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows were on the air. NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell reported the musical incident on Twitter at 8:01 a.m. ET. Later on her 12 p.m. ET MSNBC show, Mitchell referred to the moment as “a somewhat awkward musical make-good.”
And it wasn’t even a good performance. In fact, it was a TERRIBLE performance. The basset on botox faced Kerry seemed to want to either help Taylor adjust his guitar, give him a shot of amphetamines, or raise the mic so ol’ James didn’t fall on his head from the stool :
It probably would have been more fitting if Taylor had sung ” Mocking Bird” with Kerry (he was in Viet Nam, ya know) singing Carly Simon’s part.
But with this regime, I guess we are lucky they didn’t send the former Cat Stevens to sing “Peace Train” !