CNN fired Chris “Fredo” Cuomo. Sure, they reported his departure as a suspension. But he’s been fired.
Suspended indefinitely means gone, and America is better for it. Good riddance. And for the record, what Cuomo and his brother did is par for the course for Leftists.
The Cuomo brothers are the Uday and Qusay of New York. Spoiled legacy brats who rode the coattail of their governor father.
And like Uday and Qusay, the Cuomos abused women to scandalous levels. Sadly, we will never know just how much abuse occurred. Because even in political and media death, the Cuomos remain formidable in the minds of some of their victims.
Here’s how CNN reported on their own scandal:
CNN is suspending prime time anchor Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The benched anchorman is declining to comment.
A second hour of “Anderson Cooper 360” will air in Cuomo’s place on Tuesday night.
Tuesday’s announcement about the suspension was the equivalent of a cable news shockwave. Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program is frequently CNN’s most-watched hour of the day. He is a larger-than-life presence at the network. And he was determined to stay on TV this year despite a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against his brother, which culminated in the governor’s resignation three months ago.
Chris Cuomo lied through his teeth. “Roid” Cuomo did everything he could to help big bro, aka Love Gov. Because Cuomo the Younger’s future rode on the plight of his big bro.
With big bro gone, the New York AG acted. No need to worry about retribution, as Andrew Cuomo got neutered months ago. Next move, cut the tiny balls off little bro.
But new documents released on Monday showed that the veteran journalist was more intimately involved than previously known in shaping his brother’s defense.
“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,” the spokesperson continued. “But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew,” the spokesperson added. “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
The suspension came after significant criticism from people who noted that Chris Cuomo had violated widely accepted journalistic norms. Inside CNN, staffers expressed dismay about the anchor’s conduct. Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to Andrew Cuomo who came forward in February to accuse him of sexual harassment, called for CNN to “immediately take action.”
“Anything short of firing Chris Cuomo reflects a network lacking both morals and a backbone,” Bennett said in a tweet Tuesday.
It was clearly the right thing to do. But CNN hasn’t had real viewers in a decade. So, no big loss there.