CNN’s Chris Cuomo Asks for Examples of His Bias on Twitter, Instantly Regrets It
Anchor faces avalanche of facts
CNN Chris Cuomo asked a question on Twitter that he probably regretted not long after.
Cuomo asked Twitter users to show him examples of his 'bias,' and they gladly obliged.
The CNN anchor was told by a social media critic, “you constantly deny facts you don't [sic] like.”
“Name one?” Cuomo asked, adding: “Tick tock.”
Name one? Tick tock https://t.co/8yoiSaJSB0— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 17, 2021
Then Twitter users unleashed a tidal wave of examples of Cuomo's bias.
“You broke quarantine while actually sick with COVID,” recalled Post columnist Karol Markowicz.
You broke quarantine while actually sick with COVID. https://t.co/F5lXIi7gzA— Karol Markowicz (@karol) June 17, 2021
This is true, Cuomo was called out by a cyclist for violating rules against unnecessary travel set out by his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Then Twitter users gave many instances of unethical behavior and bias by Cuomo.
Just a week after Cuomo's confrontation with the cyclist (who claimed Cuomo told him, “Who the hell are you?! I can do what I want!”), he staged an “official re-entry” from his basement, after being reportedly “cleared by the CDC.”
“Anything that has to do with your brother?” chimed in Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean.
Anything that has to do with your brother? https://t.co/4qe5VWQPXS— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) June 17, 2021
CNN promoted the Cuomo brothers’ double act on “Cuomo Primetime” during the early stages of the pandemic.
But the segments descended into cringe-worthy self-indulged squabbling about unrelated issues towards the pandemic.
But the double act did not last long after Cuomo's Governor brother was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.
CNN even reinstated its “rule” preventing Chris Cuomo from interviewing his brother.
In March, Cuomo said he was “aware" of what’s going on with my brother, but said he could not cover it because he is my brother.
Months later, the Washington Post reported that Cuomo even advised the scandal-stricken governor to respond to the allegations, even suggesting the claims were an example of “cancel culture.”
Calls for the anchor to be fired ensued not long after.
The prominent journalism think tank, the Poynter Institute later rebuked him and the network.