CNN was compelled to release a statement amidst the destructive disclosures of its celebrity anchor Chris Cuomo and his unknown association in his brother’s inner circle since the now-evicted New York governor was engaged in a scandal.
The testimony that has been released recently from the New York Lawyer General’s investigation into the now-evicted Governor Andrew Cuomo reflects the “Cuomo Prime Time” host intensely involved with the Democrat’s inner circle to battle against the accusations of sexual harassment against him, even reckoning on sources in the media on the coverage that was being done on the governor’s indicters.
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The state investigators released the text messages that depicted top Andrew Cuomo associate Melissa DeRosa asking regarding “intel” Chris Cuomo had on the 15th of March about Ronan Farrow’s coverage on the scandal, to which he responded by saying that it wasn’t complete for publication. Farrow’s story was at last published by the New Yorker on the 18th of March.
Cuomo’s engagement challenges whatever he told CNN audiences back in August when he made assertions, “I never made calls to the press about my brother’s situation.”
The anchor also acknowledged to investigators that he gave the governor’s office a suggestion upon his brother’s texting of his managing of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cnn’s Response to the Tepid Scandal
Hours following the disclosures spread all over and resulted in chaos among critics over the media landscape, CNN gave a heated reply to the rising scandal.
CNN stated “The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserves a thorough review and consideration,” adding further “We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”
Initially, Cuomo coped with the controversies that troubled his brother but majorly shrugged off his role in helping the targeted New York governor.
In August, Cuomo told viewers after the governor’s declared resignation “I was there to listen and offer my take and my advice to my brother was simple and consistent.
Own what you did, tell people what you’ll do to be better, be contrite and finally, accept that it doesn’t matter what you intended, what matters is how your actions and words were perceived,” adding further “There are critics saying things about me, many unsupported but know this, my position has never changed.
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I never misled anyone about the information I was delivering or not delivering on this program. I never attacked nor encouraged anyone to attack any woman who came forward. I never made calls to the press about my brother’s situation. I never influenced or attempted to control CNN’s coverage of my family.”
The anchor has been criticized for so long for conducting about a dozen close interviews with Governor Cuomo at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic since the media was widely admiring the Democrats but continued to avoid covering the number of scandals as they appeared.
Cnn Anchor May Be Fired After the Recent Revelations
However, the latest disclosures from the NY AG probe are stimulating calls for the CNN anchor’s expulsion.
Rolling Stone editor-in-chief Noah Schachtman wrote, “If this story is accurate, it describes a series of shocking ethical breaches — fireable offenses at any other news outlet.”
MSNBC columnist Eric Michael Garcia asserted “Just to be clear, if anyone else on CNN’s roster did this, they’d not only be fired but blacklisted from journalism period.”
Columbia Journalism School professor Bill Grueskin took to Twitter “It’s hard to imagine any news executive keeping Chris Cuomo on staff after today’s revelations. Then again, as CNN likes to say, ‘THIS is CNN,’”
If this story is accurate, it describes a series of shocking ethical breaches — fireable offenses at any other news outlet. https://t.co/EqFsllFk9m
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) November 29, 2021
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Cuomo himself was indicted of sexual misconduct by veteran TV news producer Shelley Ross, who stepped forward last year claiming that he grappled her buttock at a function in 2005 when the both of them used to work at ABC News.
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