A guest visual appearance on CNN quickly backfired for the network and its remaining-wing media pundit as both continue facing a credibility disaster.
The Washington Post’s media critic Erik Wemple turned the tables all through a Sunday early morning visual appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” to criticize the liberal community over Chris Cuomo’s fawning media protection of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“I would be remiss, Brian, if I did not mention CNN’s very own enormous media story right here with Chris Cuomo,” Wemple instructed host Brian Stelter.
CNN uncovered them selves embroiled in the governor’s parallel scandals right after the liberal network repeatedly supplied him a platform on his more youthful brother’s CNN clearly show, “Cuomo Key Time,” to appeal to viewers by conducting playful on-air conversations, although avoiding Cuomo’s brewing coronavirus nursing house scandal.
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The on-air brotherly lovefest arrived to a unexpected halt when the CNN anchor declared he would chorus from covering the bombshell sexual assault allegations surrounding his brother — a alter of tune from the months of glowing protection he provided the governor.
Wemple praised the constant protection of other information outlets before taking purpose at CNN’s own mishandling of the allegations, telling Stelter that the brothers’ “excellent love-a-thon interviews,” and subsequent on-air silence signifies a “significant black eye for this network.”
“They have suspended the conflict of fascination rule for Chris Cuomo for these interviews, however all of a sudden they’ve enforced it once more now that Andrew Cuomo is in the midst of a historic scandal in the Albany statehouse,” he stated.
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A female reporter claimed in excess of the weekend that the older Cuomo had touched her inappropriately in an try to impose his electrical power on the young journalist, producing her the seventh accuser to occur ahead with claims of sexual harassment in opposition to the Democratic governor.