Leave it to CNN’s Chris Cuomo to say something categorically moronic on live television.This morning, Cuomo interviewed Senator Richard Blumenthal about his meeting with Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. According to Blumenthal, Gorsuch said that Trump’s attacks on Judge Robart last week were “demoralizing.” This prompted the President to write this angry tweet.
Cuomo, the younger brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, took offense to Trump’s tweet and said the following:
Fake news is the worst thing you can call a journalist. It’s like an ethnic disparagement.
This is insane. Many journalists have spread misinformation and at times even lied and it is justifiable to call them out on it. However, there is no justification for referring to a black American as the n-word. That word effectively dehumanizes individuals not by their character but rather by race.
For Cuomo to even compare being referred to as a fake news journalist to being called the n-word or any other derogatory ethnic or racial term demonstrates how absurd the mainstream media have become. If the media don’t want to be referred to as fake news, then they need to stop grandstanding and start holding the President, both political parties, and our Congressional representatives accountable, fairly and honestly.
Cuomo himself has mischaracterized plenty of events during his tenure on CNN. For example, during the last war between Israel and Hamas, Cuomo claimed that Israelis in Jerusalem have caused the same issues for Christians as the Palestinian-Arabs have done since taking control of Bethlehem and other Palestinian-controlled cities. That was deemed false.
Cuomo’s comments today only help legitimize President Trump’s claim that the CNN journalist is a putz.
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He apologized for the remark.