Do you remember last spring when CNN’s Chris Cuomo defended left wing riots? He doesn’t.
Here’s a reminder.
As the left was burning and looting American cities, Cuomo went on TV and said: “Please show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.”
See the video below:
CNN: CHRIS CUOMO (06/02/20)
"Please show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful." 🤨pic.twitter.com/dzVnXEtfjW
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) January 7, 2021
Now that those words have come back to haunt him, he is trying to backpedal.
Hot Air reports:
Chris Cuomo: Hey, I Never Supported Riots, People Are Weaponizing My Words
The double standards never seem to end. This summer, in the wake of George Floyd’s death, there were peaceful protests in hundreds of places around the country, but there were also some serious riots and nights of looting in major cities. For most people on the right and left it wasn’t terribly hard to separate the peaceful protests from the violence but in some corners of the media there was a lot of discussion about riots as the language of the unheard and the suggestion that riots could be an effective way to create change.
So rather than just condemn the looting, vandalism and arson, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo decided to lecture his audience with the suggestion that maybe a little shouting and discomfort was to be expected…
Today, Cuomo argued that “retrumplicans” had unfairly used his words against him:
Context: retrumplicans were attacking anger and hostility of protestors toward the "system" – cops, laws, etc. i said they don't have to just sing hymns and go home. Never supported riots. Never would. Operatives posing as media weaponizing my words know this. They are a problem https://t.co/nVUVQkwWqr
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) January 12, 2021
Sorry, it doesn’t work that way.
You can’t voice support for one side and then claim that’s not what you said when it looks bad a few months later.