Australian journalist ‘uncovers’ as man scolded by Caroline Kennedy at press conference

Caroline Kennedy arrived in Australia on Friday morning to begin her posting as US ambassador to the country, but she has already taught the locals a lesson in manners.

The press kit present was keen to ask questions of the new ambassador, with a reporter drowned out by a male reporter who started talking above her.

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Kennedy turned her gaze to the man and asked, “Are you coming to talk about the woman?”

She had a smile on her face, but the message was clear, as she turned back to the reporter and continued, “Well, okay, she started.”

The man in question was a channel ten the mainstay of the news, Hugh Riminton, who later “opened up” on social media.

The press conference otherwise went well, with Kennedy answering a series of questions on Pacific topics, to US President Joe Biden’s recent Covid-19 diagnosis.

Caroline Kennedy was sworn in as US Ambassador to Australia on June 10. She previously served as United States Ambassador to Japan under President Obama.

She told reporters waiting in Sydney:

“Everyone is so excited to work together in the Quad and in the Pacific, so there is a big program and I can’t wait to get started.

“Personally, it means a lot to me. My husband is here with me. We first came to Australia on our honeymoon 36 years ago, almost exactly because three days ago it was our anniversary.

“I can’t believe how lucky I am to have the chance to serve here and live here and get to know even more people.”

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