CNN Personality Chris Cuomo Completely Ignores Charges Against His Brother!

CNN Personality Chris Cuomo Completely Ignores Charges Against His Brother!

After a day of his colleagues covering the blockbuster charges against his brother, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, CNN’s Chris Cuomo chose to pretend it never happened and did not mention the scandal at all during his Prime Time broadcast – his first since the devastating charges against his brother broke.

The stone silence from CNN’s most-watched host, who offered his brother advice and even drafted a statement to respond to the allegations against him in February, has some critics saying he should be taken off the air. Others feel the embattled network missed a chance to display journalism morals and ethics that have eroded in recent years.

CNN’s Cuomo, who had awkwardly addressed the family drama on his primetime show in the past, did not mention the explosive report Tuesday released earlier in the day by New York Attorney General Letitia James, D. The CNN host, whose name comes up multiple times in James’ report and used to affectionately refer to his big brother as “Luv Guv,” opened his show by telling viewers, “We’re focused on COVID here.”

One of the younger Cuomo’s staunchest critics, Joe Concha of Fox and Friends, says that he should not have been on the air at all following the charges against his brother.

Concha said CNN was a “very proud news network that had a very good brand,” but those days are long gone. CNN famously saw its reputation suffer after the liberal network spent months putting Gov. Cuomo on a pedestal and now everyone from CNN employees to an MSNBC columnist are outraged.

“They should have put someone on the air who resembles a journalist and not an activist who has the title of anchor and plays one on TV,” Concha added. “This ‘anchor’ should also resign and go work for the Democratic Party.”  

Concha went on to say that while he sympathized with the idea of helping out a family member in trouble, Cuomo not addressing the elephant in the room at all was another matter.

“Most networks, most newspapers would expect there to be more transparency and consistency,” he said of Cuomo being opaque about the role he played in his brother’s political operation. “Bias is not just the stories you report on from a center-left worldview, but the stories you decide not to write, the stories you decide not to report on. So, it’s hard to see how someone could not report on the top news story of the day.”

DePauw University journalism professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall feels CNN botched a unique chance to showcase journalism standards.

“It was a mistake for Chris to not provide insight on his own show last night about why he is not covering his brother,” McCall told Fox News.

“He should not be covering his brother, of course, but CNN again missed an opportunity to explain its standards,” McCall continued. “Also, now that Chris is mentioned in the attorney general’s report, he and CNN should provide some explanation for how a working journalist can involve himself in damage control for a politician, even if that politician is his brother.”

Chris Cuomo was initially prevented by CNN when he joined in 2013 from covering his brother, but the network lifted the ban and only reinstated it when the governor became wrapped up in multiple scandals. The ban puts CNN in a peculiar situation, as the host of the network’s 9 p.m. ET program isn’t allowed to cover one of the top political stories in the country.

“Chris can continue to do his nightly show, it seems, but any respectable news show should necessarily have coverage of the New York governor’s problems. Thus, CNN should provide updates that are produced and presented by a separate reporter,” McCall said. 

2 thoughts on “CNN Personality Chris Cuomo Completely Ignores Charges Against His Brother!

  1. CNN has tanked in the ratings because of their negligence as a viable news source…they continue to screw up every day…..I don’t know anyone who watches that unwatchable network…shame on them and what they’ve become

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