Skip to comments.Former CNN Reporter Joins Kerry Presidential Effort (To Act As Handler To Rein In Mrs. Heinz)
Posted on 12/04/2002 8:13:37 PM PST by PJ-Comix
Three months before CNN political analyst Bill Schneider praised Senator John Kerrys intelligence, Washington-based CNN political reporter Chris Black joined the effort to elect Kerry President by becoming Communications Director for the Heinz Foundation headed by Kerrys wife, Teresa, the widow of the late Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz.
Black was hired to rein in Teresa after an embarrassing, very un-First Lady-like interview with the Washington Post, the New York Daily News reported in August. (This item has been in my pending file for awhile and today I finally found a hook for it.)
George Rush and Joanna Molloy reported in the August 22 New York Daily News:
Teresa Heinz, the multimillionaire wife of Sen. John Kerry, is getting a top media handler to help with her image, sources confirmed yesterday.
The condiment heiress caused her husband to fidget and sigh during a June interview with The Washington Post in which she raged against Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and mimicked Kerry having a Vietnam nightmare.
That may be why the Heinz Foundation has just hired former CNN White House correspondent Chris Black. According to one source, Black had been wooed for months to help 'rein in Teresa, in anticipation of Kerry's expected run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004....
Following many years as a Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe, Black jumped to CNN in late 1999 and remained at CNN through the end of the Clinton presidency in January of 2001.
To refresh your memory of who she is, you can see a picture of her on this old CNN Web page that I tracked down through Google: http://www.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/11/27/black.debrief/
It looks like Kerry wants his wife/banker to just hand over his campaign cash while keeping her nutty mouth shut. BTW, wasn't Chris Black the reporter who loudly cursed out some Freepers from the White House lawn?
Chris Black is a congressional correspondent for CNN, covering the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Prior to this assignment, Black was a White House correspondent for CNN, reporting on presidential activities both nationally and internationally. Black joined the White House unit in November 1998, where she reported on the impeachment and trial of President Bill Clinton, U.S. intervention in Kosovo, budget issues and the nuclear test ban treaty.
Prior to joining CNN, Black was a congressional and Pentagon correspondent for The Boston Globe. During her 20 years at the newspaper, Black covered every presidential campaign from 1980-1992. She also covered the ethics investigation of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English literature, graduating magna cum laude, from Northeastern University.
Or is Clinton just full of ****?
I vaguely recall some sort of run in with the DC Chapter. Maybe one of them will provide you a more definitive answer.
Think Patricia Ireland would weigh in?
I think so. I was able to use google to find a link to a Free Republic thread. SONG PARODY: Pop Goes the Weasel (Chris Black)
Topic: DOUG FROM UPLAND - Song Parodies
SONG PARODY: Pop Goes the Weasel (Chris Black)
Bringing Entertainment, News and Truth (BENT)
6-99 Lyrics, Doug from Upland
Lyrics Copyright 1999, Doug from Upland.
Not for commercial use without permission of the author.
Some kids come to the White House today
With little faces beaming
They see a woman out of control
"Bleep you" she's screaming
Her name's Chris Black
she's with CNN
She's gonna get a reaming
If you say something she doesn't like
"Bleep you" she's screaming
So it turns out that Chris Black is a MENTAL CASE too. Well, I guess it takes one to know one. BTW, perhaps the news media should be made aware that the person hired to rein in Mrs. Heinz also has mental health problems as evidenced by Chris Black's Mental Meltdown on the White House lawn.
THIS IS TOO FUNNY!!! (Rush---PLEASE take note!)
As one republican operative stated about a Kerry presidentail run: "God would not be so kind as to bless the Republicans with yet another Massachusetts liberal."
Doctor Raoul does Chris Black. ;-)
During Monicagate, Chris Black was the Washington reporter
for the Boston Globe which should tell you
something right there. She was hired by CNN because of
appearing on all those newstalk shows on CNN, MSNBC,
and CNBC. She used to be on with Chris Matthews
a lot and was so pro-Clinton it made you sick.
From: PhiKapMom *
05/01/99 15:28:26 PDT
yes. she not only did not try to hide her obvious bias, she
regularly sang the clintons' praises. couldn't be more of
an apologist suck up. when cnn hired her, i must
say, even knowing how pro-clinton cnn is, i was
a bit taken aback. imagine the fuss
that was made over stuart taylor.
From: wildwood *
05/01/99 16:04:06 PDT
Yo' CNN's Chris Black, You Have To Buy Me Dinner and Movie, and Tell Me You Love Me First
June 6, 1999
Since I had things to do that kept me away from FReeping the White House Saturday, I went solo today. All was kind of routine until about 5 pm when Chris Black of CNN was broadcasting.
I yelled, "The Cox Report is still around, don't we HAVE to bomb somebody?" Followed by "When are you going to tell them that Reno turned down the FBI three times on that wiretap on the nuclear spy." Then I took a real cheap shot, "Tell the truth.
After she was finished her spot, Chris turned to the fence, and in a most ladylike way (considering there were numerous tourists including young children) screamed, "F--K, YOU!"
Film at 11.
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