Chris Cuomo blasts CNN for 'selectively enforcing' its rules, points to Lemon, Tapper, Toobin controversies

CNN has faced utter turmoil over the past several months that stemmed from Cuomo’s involvement in aiding his brother, then-Democratic New York Gov. 앤드류 쿠 오모, during his sexual harassment scandal. The network’s investigation into its star anchor led to the ousting of CNN president 제프 슈가 and executive vice president Allison Gollust, who both resigned after failing to disclose their consensual relationship.

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Reports also revealed that both Zucker and Gollust aided Gov. Cuomo in the early months of the pandemic to combat then-President Trump on the national stage.

CNN has a long-established pattern and practice of selectively enforcing its policies based on cynical calculations of public perception,” the filing on Wednesday read. “과연, CNN fostered a culture in which ‘exceptionsto the network’s standards and practices were routinely sanctioned, and that culture began at the top with Zucker and Gollust. As long as CNN’s ratings would not be hurt, Zucker and Gollust were more than willing to overlook major transgressions by CNN personalities such as Don Lemon and Jake Tapper, or even to engage in blatant misconduct themselves.

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크리스 쿠 오모, Allison Gollust and Jeff Zucker could cause significant problem for a looming merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery. (CNN/Getty Images)

“예를 들면, 11 월 2021, CNN anchor Don Lemon was widely criticized for a flagrant breach of journalistic ethics when actor Jussie Smollett testified at trial that Lemon had texted him to warn him that Chicago police did not believe Smollett’s allegations of suffering a racist, homophobic attack,” Cuomo’s legal team argued. “Lemon had covered Smollett’s accusations and his subsequent investigation and prosecution, so intervening in the ongoing investigation by texting Smollett was an inexcusable breach of ethics. Yet CNN did nothing; Lemon was not disciplined in any way.

“비슷하게, 10 월 2020, CNN’s chief political analyst, 제프리 투빈, was suspended and fired by The New Yorker, where he also served as a staff writer, after he masturbated while on a video call with colleagues,” the filing continued. “Despite this sordid act of sexual harassment, CNN took no disciplinary action against Toobin; 대신, CNN permitted Toobin to take a seven-month ‘hiatus’ todeal with a personal issue.CNN later allowed Toobin to return to work without even issuing a public apology.

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The filing then took aim at CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who was caught urging GOP congressional candidate Sean Parnell to not run against Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb but instead run in asaferred district, [object Window] “troubling incident.

Tapper reportedly repeated this advice in a phone call, 문자 메시지, and direct Twitter messages, one of which Fox News obtained and published,” the filing read. “After the story broke, Tapper reportedly reached out to Parnell repeatedly asking him to make a joint statement to clear Tapper’s name of this obvious breach of journalistic ethics. CNN conducted no inquiry and imposed no disciplinary measures on Tapper.

Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo accused his ex-employer of being "selective" when it comes to its employees violating policies, pointing to controversies that have plagued CNN stars Don Lemon, Jake Tapper and Jeffrey Toobin.

Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo accused his ex-employer of beingselectivewhen it comes to its employees violating policies, pointing to controversies that have plagued CNN stars Don Lemon, Jake Tapper and Jeffrey Toobin.

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