A Monday report within the Washington Post acknowledged that CNN anchor Chris Cuomo continues to confer along with his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, amid rising sexual harassment allegations.
“[Andrew] Cuomo, who is ensconced in the governor’s mansion in Albany and has not been coming to the office, is left with few advisers. Rich Azzopardi, his longtime spokesman, has said he plans to stay in his post,” the report says. “The governor also continues to confer with longtime adviser Charlie King, a lobbyist at the public strategy firm Mercury, as well as his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, according to people familiar with the situation.”
The report’s particulars are restricted on Chris’ involvement, however any session along with his brother would additional increase questions on Cuomo’s position at CNN. In May, Cuomo acknowledged that advising his brother, whereas a journalist, was “inappropriate” and wouldn’t occur once more.
WAPO simply reported that @CNN’s Chris Cuomo is constant to advise his brother.
— Dell Cameron (@dellcam) August 9, 2021
Keep in thoughts, within the spring, CNN mentioned placing Chirs Cuomo on a brief go away so he may advise his brother. Cuomo, nonetheless, declined that choice and stated he would now not seek the advice of along with his brother.
CNN’s conundrum isn’t going away. Earlier this week, the Washington Post known as for CNN to droop Chris Cuomo for a major interval:
“On Monday evening, Chris Cuomo won’t be on the air as he starts a supposedly long-planned vacation.” It must be became — a minimum of — an unpaid suspension of serious size,” columnist Margaret Sullivan wrote in response to Chris Cuomo aiding his brother.
“CNN should be transparent with its viewers that its anchor acted unethically and that the network won’t countenance it,” Sullivan goes on. “For the network with dozens of bureaus around the world and some 4,000 employees, it’s a cop-out.”
While either side of the media bashed CNN’s dealing with of Chris Cuomo final week, the Washington Post is the primary blue-chip outlet to definitively name for Cuomo’s suspension. To CNN and media firms alike, the Washington Post and New York Times stay extremely influential. Undoubtedly, the Post simply elevated the strain on CNN to punish Chris Cuomo.
I mentioned Chris Cuomo and CNN at size final week in a column that additionally questions Cuomo’s long-term future on the community. I anticipate CNN’s dilemma with its top-rated host to worsen. If the New York State Assembly impeaches Gov. Cuomo, how can CNN ignore a narrative of that significance at 9 pm, the hour during which Cuomo hosts?
The fact is, CNN doesn’t have a great choice, any route it takes is destructive. CNN won’t hearth Chris Cuomo, and leaving the state of affairs untouched has confirmed to be tremendously destructive.
CNN has not responded to Monday’s report that Cuomo continues to confer along with his brother. However, in May, the community launched the next assertion, acknowledging that Cuomo had aided his brother in response to sexual assault allegations:
“[I]t was inappropriate to engage in conversations that included members of the Governor’s staff, which Chris acknowledges. He will not participate in such conversations going forward.”
Hmm, it looks as if he’s nonetheless collaborating.