BY STEPHEN KRUISER | P J MEDIA
(Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
There have been many words written by me about my dislike
of all things CNN, a once-proud news organization (REALLY!) that has been
flushed so far down the toilet of liberal bias hackery that it makes MSNBC look
responsible. The network that became famous for its reporting from the Gulf War
spent four years engaged in a partisan diaper-filling while Donald Trump was in
Heck, there are still days when it appears as if they
don’t know that he isn’t anymore.
One of CNN’s biggest hacks not named Don Lemon is Chris
Cuomo, the younger brother of the former governor of New York, Andrew “Kill All
the Elderly” Cuomo. Little Brother is now experiencing his own fall from grace,
all because he tried to save Big Brother from his.
Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely as a result of the fallout from the
latest revelations from the New York attorney general’s investigation of his
brother, disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
repeatedly claiming he was not helping his brother, text messages released by the New York attorney general’s
office showed Cuomo was in regular contact with Melissa DeRosa, the
governor’s top aide, assisting with his brother’s response to the allegations
and exploiting his media connections to dig up dirt on Andrew’s accusers.
If ever a family deserved to be unemployed, it’s this
one. The thing is, however, that Chris isn’t without a job, he’s merely been
suspended. Yes, an indefinite suspension isn’t good, but we’re talking about
CNN here. This is the network that let Jeffrey Toobin back on the air after he
had a little quality time with his exposed shvantz on a Zoom call with his
buddies at The New Yorker.
Put mildly, they don’t seem to embarrass easily. Some may
argue that this is different because Cuomo violated journalistic and ethical
standards. Saying that CNN cares one whit about journalism and ethics is like
saying Cher worries about the perils of cosmetic surgery.
Just look at the official statement from the network:
Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he
broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the
unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job
second,” the spokesperson continued. “However, these documents point to a
greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew.
As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
As Matt wrote, there isn’t a lot to evaluate. If CNN had
any standards at all, Cuomo would have been escorted from the building by
security last night.
The mere fact that Cuomo had his brother on his show
frequently when he was governor was always a problematic blurring of ethical
lines. Cuomo has always referred to himself as a journalist. A serious
journalist would have recognized that the optics alone were worth avoiding.
Almost every person in conservative media pointed out that the Brothers Cuomo
shtick on CNN was a sleazefest, especially once the pandemic started and Andrew
Cuomo’s star was rising because idiot Democrats actually thought he was
handling things well.
That little bit about Cuomo’s “need to put family first
and job second” is all you really need to know about how unserious CNN is
regarding this situation. That left the door open for Cuomo’s eventual return.
Maybe the network will do the right thing for once and
kick Li’l Fredo to the curb. It doesn’t have to though. It is basically a
well-subsidized liberal narrative machine that is ultimately funded by
AT&T, a company that makes almost $200 billion a year.
That’s why it doesn’t matter that its ratings are constantly staring up at the
competition. It’s such a shameless organization that the execs there might
bring back Cuomo and his brother to co-host a show after an appropriate
I kid, but…