There was cheering throughout the nation earlier this week when word began to spread that CNN’s Chris Cuomo was suspended indefinitely. It seemed as if the golden child of CNN was Teflon from every scandal but Cuomo’s luck finally ran out and it is glorious to see.
According to reports, Chris Cuomo used his press resources to dig into the accusers of big brother Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he faced charges of sexual harassment.
The network stated that after the documents released by New York’s attorney general Monday indicated a greater level in his brother’s efforts than the network previously known.
“As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” the network said.
Cuomo pressed sources for information on his older brother’s accusers and then armed with information, ran back to the governor’s office. The younger Cuomo was active helping to craft their response to the charges, according to emails and a transcript of his testimony before investigators working for state Attorney General Letitia James.
Here is more from Western Journal:
Andrew Cuomo resigned in August to avoid a likely impeachment trial after an investigation led by James’ office found he sexually harassed at least 11 women.
Cuomo’s program, which airs at 9 p.m. Eastern time on weeknights, is often the network’s most-watched show of the day.
Cuomo interviewed his brother on the air a number of times during the first two months of the COVID-19 epidemic.
It was a hit with viewers, although it violated CNN’s policy of not having Cuomo report on his brother, and was a programming choice that has grown worse with time and additional revelations.
Chris Cuomo frequently consulted with his brother’s aides when Andrew was fighting the charges last May, sometimes disagreeing with their advice.
“This is my brother, and I’m trying to help my brother through a situation where he told me he did nothing wrong,” Cuomo testified last July to investigators at the attorney general’s office.
He has said he had done nothing to influence his own network’s coverage of the story.
Cuomo also said that he reached out to other journalists to find out whether they were writing stories about his brother, most notably seeking information on what Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker was writing.
He acknowledged he didn’t tell CNN he was doing this and characterized his actions as nothing out of the ordinary for a journalist.
Critics have called on CNN to take action following the attorney general’s release, with David A. Graham of The Atlantic saying Cuomo should resign — or be fired by CNN if he doesn’t.
I completely agree that Cuomo should be banned from the network, but most likely the left will do whatever they can to cover it up so they can get their golden goose back on the air.