'Chris Cuomo should be fired': CNN host faces backlash for his role in a damning report on his brother
As the sexual harassment case against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) intensifies, new developments about his younger brother are coming to light.
A new report from the state attorney general's office on the sexual misconduct allegations against Gov. Cuomo was released Tuesday, finding he engaged in a pattern of harassing and abusive behavior towards women and tried to cover it up. Many observers noted that the governor's brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, also comes off poorly in the report.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo testified as part of the NY AG's investigation into his brother, confirming that he was part of a small team of advisers that helped Gov. Cuomo respond to the sexual harassment claims (pages 112-115): https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021.08.03_nyag_-_investigative_report.pdf\u00a0\u2026— Alex Weprin (@Alex Weprin) 1628005832
Chris Cuomo was part of his brother's team of advisors trying to push back against the scandal.
"CNN anchor and brother of the governor Chris Cuomo was part of "the Governor's team of advisors from within and outside the Chamber [who] had ongoing and regular discussions about how to respond to the allegations publicly," Evan Hill tweeted.
As the investigative report began circulating, Twitter users began weighing in. Manya argued Chris Cuomo's actions created an inherent conflict of interest because of his role as a journalist.
Saeed Jones tweeted, " A journalist advising a politician (who happens to be a relative) how to spin multiple allegations — later found to be credible by an investigation— is not a journalist who can be trusted to report on politics… which is his job. Don't act brand-new because Chris Cuomo is hot."
A journalist advising a politician (who happens to be a relative) how to spin multiple allegations \u2014 later found to be credible by an investigation\u2014 is not a journalist who can be trusted to report on politics\u2026 which is his job. Don\u2019t act brand-new because Chris Cuomo is hot.https://twitter.com/yeshfrank/status/1422583053533204481\u00a0\u2026— Saeed Jones (@Saeed Jones) 1628005435
Others also had similar interpretations of Chris Cuomo's involvement in his brother's ordeal and some Twitter users are even calling for the CNN anchor to be fired.
Chris Cuomo should be immediately fired. This is an extraordinary breach of journalistic ethics.https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/1422595057354481667\u00a0\u2026— Leonid Baezhnev \ud83d\udd25 (@Leonid Baezhnev \ud83d\udd25) 1628008226
How does CNN still employ Chris Cuomohttps://twitter.com/evanhill/status/1422582498375217153\u00a0\u2026— Ken Klippenstein (@Ken Klippenstein) 1628011783
Others pointed to Chris Cuomo's own troubling past conduct toward Amanda Knox as further reason to question his role in journalism.
I don\u2019t watch his show, but if he asked his brother the same questions I would tune in— Connorsmom (@Connorsmom) 1628004786
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