Chris Cuomo should follow his big brother’s example and resign. This CNN situation should be seen as untenable. Chris made a promise not to do this again. Back in May, he said, point blank, “It will not happen again. … It was a mistake because I put my colleagues here, who I believe are the best in the business, in a bad spot.” He claimed, “I know where the line is,” but he never demonstrated that he did.
CNN abruptly fired three employees for the offense of going unvaccinated and coming to the office, but Chris Cuomo seemingly faces no consequences for his years of advising infractions. Ex-Cuomo strategist Susan Del Percio said on MSNBC that Chris was moonlighting back in 2014, the year after he joined CNN.
His interviews with his brother in 2020 should have been an ongoing source of embarrassment for CNN. They wanted to milk the ratings — they were so far behind in the ratings! — and they never demonstrated any concern that there was a damaging conflict of interest. Instead, it was just the Cuomo News Network, sharing all the Cuomo family’s jokes and political boasting, with the sound of a charming sitcom like “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
Last June, Chris proclaimed, “I’m wowed by what you did, and more importantly, I’m wowed by how you did it,” he gushed. “Obviously, I love you as a brother; obviously, I’ll never be objective; obviously, I think you’re the best politician in the country.”
Does that sound like a guy who “knows where the line is”? Does anyone at CNN?