Wouldn’t or not it’s good to have two summer season holidays? That’s supposedly the deal CNN Prime Time host Chris Cuomo conveniently struck with the community as particulars emerged about how entrenched he was in his brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) sexual and felony misconduct, and calls for Chris to go grew louder. And this second trip got here simply three weeks after his final one (July 19-23). However they’ve an excuse for it.
Cuomo didn’t even end off the week. As an alternative, he had CNN weekend hos Michael Smerconish fill-in to helm his “Prime Time Covid command heart” on Friday, August 6. And Smerconish upheld the timeslot’s ethically doubtful custom of not mentioning Andrew Cuomo’s dangerous information.
As for what can be filling in for Cuomo throughout the week, Fox Information’s Joseph A. Wulfsohn reported on Saturday:
CNN introduced on Friday that it is going to be airing a one-hour particular Monday on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., within the 9pm ET timeslot belonging to its embattled anchor Chris Cuomo, who reportedly can be happening a “long-planned trip” amid the scandals plaguing him and his brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Now, to be honest, Cuomo took the week of August 9 off final yr to rejoice his birthday. The Hill reported that he deliberate to spend the day together with his household and fellow CNNer Don Lemon:
Chris Cuomo mentioned his plans on a Thursday episode of his CNN podcast, “The Handoff,” with co-host Don Lemon, explaining, “Yearly I take my birthday week off.”
“I’m trying ahead to it,” added Cuomo, who turns 51 on Monday.
Cuomo went on to say that Lemon can be becoming a member of his spouse and kids within the Hamptons, telling his co-host, “I’ll be fishing, I’ll be hanging out with you and I’ll be making reminiscences with the children.”
His birthday was Monday. However what would he be doing the remainder of the week?
The holiday announcement got here the day after The New York Instances published a story about how a CNN govt had urged to Cuomo that he ought to take a go away of absence if he needed to assist his brother.
“Earlier this yr, CNN executives floated an thought to their star anchor Chris Cuomo. If he needed to formally advise his brother, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, on responding to the sexual harassment accusations that had engulfed his administration, he may take a short lived go away from CNN and return to the community later,” the paper wrote.
CNN’s continued lack of accountably with Cuomo was drawing the ire of many within the trade. Because the director of the Middle for Journalism Ethics Kathleen Bartzen Culver wrote in USA As we speak, the day Cuomo introduced his trip, “Relating to credibility and belief, individuals don’t see particular person reporters or information organizations. They see ‘the media.’ So when one journalist or outlet makes questionable decisions, the tarnish can simply unfold to others.”
Including: “Cuomo squandered his journalistic independence by getting concerned in saving his brother’s political profession. However he additionally put a sword within the palms of people that would name journalists ‘enemies of the individuals.’”
The community may argue they did not pull Cuomo from his present final week as a result of his trip was arising anyway. It is simply one other instance of CNN’s disregard for journalistic ethics. That is CNN.