CNN host Chris Cuomo’s role within the sexual harassment scandal plaguing his large brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has resulted in a “credibility drawback” that solely a time machine might repair, in accordance with the Poynter Institute’s media watchdog.
Poynter’s senior media author Tom Jones penned a column, “Don’t blame Chris Cuomo for his brother’s actions. Blame him for his personal actions,” that scolded the troubled CNN host for his position within the ongoing scandal.
“The issue is that Chris admittedly was a part of the crew that suggested Andrew when the allegations that Andrew had sexually harassed girls have been going public,” Jones wrote.
The “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake apologized to colleagues and CNN admitted his actions have been inappropriate earlier this yr, however the liberal community by no means punished or disciplined the youthful Cuomo sibling. Now that the New York legal professional common’s report shed new mild on Chris Cuomo’s position, newfound requires CNN to take motion have emerged.
“We’re speaking about severe allegations of sexual harassment,” Jones wrote again in Could however famous that it nonetheless utilized. “How do staffers at CNN — particularly girls — really feel a few highly effective worker making an attempt to assist somebody, even whether it is his brother, defuse and overcome allegations of disturbing sexual misbehavior? How do the ladies who made these allegations really feel a few high-profile cable information community persona making an attempt to assist the person accused of such terrible issues? How in regards to the residents of New York?”
Jones continued, “And I’ll now add: how about CNN viewers?”
Chris Cuomo has fully ignored the story on his nightly present because the legal professional common report discovered that his brother sexually harassed a number of girls. The report additionally indicated that CNN’s Cuomo crafted an announcement for his large brother and Jones feels the stink will follow the youthful sibling.
“This isn’t blaming Chris for Andrew’s actions. That is blaming Chris for Chris’ actions,” Jones wrote. “Advising his brother is one thing that’s going to be exhausting to overlook, particularly when Chris is reporting on related accusations in opposition to different public figures.”
“Politicians that Chris talks about — Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and so forth — have referred to as for Andrew to resign. Would possibly that have an effect on how Chris covers them? The truth that that is even a query is an issue for CNN”
Jones wrote a follow-up column headlined, “This Chris Cuomo story isn’t going to go away for CNN,” that declared the nothing-to-see-here strategy isn’t working for the CNN host.
“I gained’t go so far as to name for somebody’s job, however CNN is in a nasty spot right here,” Jones wrote. “Politicians that Chris talks about — Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and so forth — have referred to as for Andrew to resign. Would possibly that have an effect on how Chris covers them? The truth that that is even a query is an issue for CNN.”
Jones added that Chris Cuomo is “ceaselessly going to have a credibility drawback amongst some viewers” and solely a time machine might repair it.
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