You may recall that when Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment and nursing home scandals broke, his brother Chris Cuomo of CNN said he could no longer cover and related stories.
That did not prevent him from acting behind the scenes, however.
It is now being reported widely that Chris Cuomo advised his governor brother on how to deal with the scandals engulfing him. This was an obvious breach of journalistic ethics, but what else should we expect from CNN?
From the Washington Post:
Cuomo, one of the network’s top stars, joined a series of conference calls that included the Democratic governor’s top aide, his communications team, lawyers and a number of outside advisers, according to the people familiar with the conversations, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private sessions…
The cable news anchor encouraged his brother to take a defiant position and not to resign from the governor’s office, the people said. At one point, he used the phrase “cancel culture” as a reason to hold firm in the face of the allegations, two people present on one call said.
CNN knows how bad this looks.
"In a statement, CNN acknowledged that Chris Cuomo took part in the strategy sessions, saying his involvement was a mistake."https://t.co/YzYO0nKjoI
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) May 20, 2021
But of course, Chris Cuomo will face no consequences.
Chris Cuomo faces no penalties by CNN despite having engaged in an easily-fireable and inexcusable offense.
The actual ethical rules of journalism don't matter when you're popular enough. When you're a star, you can get away with anything. https://t.co/m2txxkOfxl
— gene park (@GenePark) May 20, 2021
Cuomo apologized on the air on Thursday night.
"My family means everything to me and I am fiercely loyal to them. I am family first, job second."@ChrisCuomo apologizes for putting his colleagues in a bad spot for reportedly advising his brother on how to respond to harassment allegations. pic.twitter.com/KNCQwMD41o
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 21, 2021
CNN is beyond a joke. It’s a left wing cesspool.