CNN’s Chris Cuomo is facing backlash for showering his brother, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with praise and admitting to the audience that he is “not objective.”
The “Cuomo Prime Time” host openly expressed his admiration for his brother’s leadership.
“Me having you on this show is an unusual thing. We’ve never really done it, but this is an unusual time and there are unusual needs and you stepped up in an unusual way that really was created by a vacuum of power on a federal level,” Cuomo began telling his brother. “Of course, I won’t always be able to keep having you on this show. It will never be seen as fair in people’s eyes.”
Cuomo then spoke about how proud their father, the late former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, was of his politician son.
Shortly after the interview ended, Cuomo reiterated to his viewers, “He’s my big brother. I love him. Of course, I’m not objective, but let’s call it straight. Look at the state, look at the numbers… Yes, he’s my brother. There’s no question. I can cry about it in a second, but the results are there for all to see. Was it perfect? No, you tell me what is, but look at the state our country’s in.“
The CNN anchor was widely-criticized for the love fest he displayed on-air.
“This might be the most unethical thing put on news network in modern history,” conservative commentator Stephen Miller reacted. “And they all know it. People like @jaketapper just turn the other cheek and play the part Jeff Zucker wants them to play. Pretend they aren’t a part of this.”
“This is pure propaganda. NY did worse than any state in the country. It’s not even particularly close. And a big part of that can be traced directly to the policies of Andrew Cuomo,” writer AG Hamilton tweeted.
“CNN is not a legitimate news organization. If you work there you should be embarrassed by this,” Daily Caller reporter Chuck Ross wrote.
“This has been an issue for some time now, but it’s getting way out of hand,” journalist Yashar Ali weighed in. “The Governor isn’t facing a critical line of questioning…I don’t blame Chris, that’s his brother. But that’s why he shouldn’t have been allowed to go on his brother’s show after the 1st or 2nd appearance.”
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