CNN, Chris Cuomo ripped for anchor’s silence on bro’s AG probe

As nearly unanimous calls for Gov. Cuomo’s resignation attain a fever pitch, some are calling for his brother to be taken off the anchor desk at CNN.

Media pundits and journalists have stated the cable community ought to hearth Chris Cuomo, after it was revealed he suggested his embattled brother on find out how to beat sexual harassment allegations which have the Democrat preventing for his political life.

Chris was given confidential and privileged information by the Executive Chamber, and appeared to draft or edit a proposed assertion on the governor’s behalf, based on Attorney General Letitia James’ damning Tuesday report.

The anchor is barred from reporting on his brother, and notably didn’t point out the nation’s largest political story throughout Tuesday’s version of “Cuomo Prime Time.” The 50-year-old was noticed catching up on The New York Post’s coverage of the scandal as he boarded a helicopter from the Hamptons to Manhattan earlier than the newscast.

Cuomo, who reportedly makes $6 million a yr, was one among a number of non-New York State staff who suggested the governor by means of the political disaster this winter, the report stated.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has been criticized for serving to his brother, Andrew, with addressing his sexual harassment accusations.
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“None of them was officially retained in any capacity by the Executive Chamber or any of the individuals involved,” the report states.

“Nonetheless, they were regularly provided with confidential and often privileged information about state operations and helped make decisions that impacted State business and employees—all without any formal role, duty, or obligation to the State,” it provides.

The obvious battle of curiosity has observers calling on CNN to take him off the air, with some stating it was simply final yr when the brothers have been hamming it up on the network throughout the peak of New York City’s COVID-19 disaster.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has but to announce a resignation regardless of calls from President Joe Biden and the New York state Assembly.
New York Attorney General Letitia James
New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 girls in her report.
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“If CNN, from the start, had just said: Chris Cuomo cannot objectively report on his brother and therefore will abstain and others will do it, that would have been fine,” reporter Glenn Greenwald tweeted Wednesday.

“Instead, they cheered as he heaped praise on his brother and touted him as a future President.”

“Don’t ever forget while Andrew Cuomo was killing elderly people and horrifically sexually abusing women – this is how he was interviewed on @CNN – a comedy show with giant q tip props,” former “The View” host Meghan McCain wrote Tuesday.

US journalist Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald says Chris Cuomo ought to haven’t praised his brother Andrew “as a future President.”
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“Governor Cuomo should resign and his brother, the purported journalist who advised him on strategy regarding these allegations, should step down or be fired from his position at CNN,” author Saaed Jones tweeted Tuesday.

CNN officers provided the tv host the chance to take a depart of absence from the community and advise his brother, based on The New York Times.

When the anchor’s involvement within the governor’s battle room was initially reported, CNN anchor Jake Tapper was reportedly amongst his colleague’s critics, telling the newspaper the scenario “put us in a bad spot.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper
CNN anchor Jake Tapper reportedly stated Chris Cuomo has put the community “in a bad spot.”
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“I cannot imagine a world in which anybody in journalism thinks that that was appropriate,” Tapper reportedly stated in May.

CNN has not issued a press release about its prime time anchor’s function within the sexual harassment probe, and didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from The Post.

New York Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who has beforehand called on the network to fire Chris Cuomo, Wednesday asked the anchor to “use his journalistic pulpit” to denounce his older brother.

New York GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa
New York GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa suggests Chris Cuomo to “not act like a Fredo and would stand up to his brother.”

Investigators discovered the 11 girls accusing the three-term authorities of sexual harassment to be credible. Gov. Cuomo continues to deny the allegations.

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