‘Hi! I’m Chris Cuomo! I’m An Incurable Dummy, A Proven Liar, Proudly Biased, Unprofessional, I Was Fired For Sexual Misconduct And Ignoring Conflicts Of Interest, And Now I Want You To Let Me Tell You What To Think…’

Those weren’t quite his words, but that is a fair summary of the message sent by disgraced CNN face-man Chris Cuomo, aka. Fredo, as he launched his new NewsNation show, creatively named, “Cuomo.”

“So, this show is going to be different than what I’ve done in the past because I’m different and I’ve spent a lot of time looking and listening on the sidelines…It’s obvious to me that we need people in my position to do more,” Chris babbled in his premiere yesterday. “To not just play or even referee the game that is plaguing our politics and society. That means exposing the game, show when it’s played, show how it’s being played, and also to be more transparent about where my head is on the issues that we cover.”

Who are people in “his position,” do you think? People who only got their prominent jobs on TV news (not to mention an admission to law school) because their fathers were famous and popular governors of New York? People who think “hate speech” isn’t protected by the First Amendment, as Cuomo once claimed on Twitter? People who use their positions of public trust to pimp for their corrupt brothers? There is nothing, quite literally nothing, about Chris Cuomo or his record at CNN before he was justly though tardily fired that would make any human being with enough functioning brain cells to give a marmoset a good game of Scrabble think, “Hey, I can learn something from this guy!”

Maybe it’s an elaborate gag or sociology experiment. That might explain this. Are the Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams—you know, the jokesters who made “Airplane!”—Chris’s producers? How can anyone hear this claim from a dim-bulb like Cuomo and not laugh out loud?

Here, we are all about depth of discussion. We’re going to look and what matters and why; here and online. That’s why I started the Chris Cuomo Project. It’s a podcast. We’re going to have longer discussions about what matters. This show and the podcast will work together to give you the most food for thought that we can.

“The most food for thought” Cuomo can provide is the equivalent of stale Fritos and flat Tab. I don’t want to be unkind…oh, hell, sure I do. How can someone who has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has less business posing as a journalist than Joy Behar get hired at an obscene salary to make ignorant Americans more ignorant? Who thinks this is a deft business move, never mind a defensible journalistic one?

Then Cuomo showed us who qualifies as a role model in his journalism Bizarro World: disgraced and bitter former CBS anchor Dan Rather, who has been wandering in the faux-journalism wilderness—you know, MSNBC—ever since he was caught deliberately using a forged document to create what he hoped would be a sufficient scandal to scuttle the re-election of George W. Bush. Cuomo’s choice of guests alone would be sufficient signature significance to cause any responsible viewer to change channels from “Cuomo” to “SpongeBob SquarePants,” even without Cuomo’s other baggage, like his dishonesty, stupidity, and corruption.

Chris Cuomo is one of the metaphorical termites in the foundation of civic literacy and responsible citizenship. Allowing him back on television is the equivalent of a “Go Termites!” cheer.

[Cuomo’s ridiculously stuffed Ethics Alarms dossier is here.]

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Source: Newsbusters

15 thoughts on “‘Hi! I’m Chris Cuomo! I’m An Incurable Dummy, A Proven Liar, Proudly Biased, Unprofessional, I Was Fired For Sexual Misconduct And Ignoring Conflicts Of Interest, And Now I Want You To Let Me Tell You What To Think…’

  1. What do you expect from Paramount and Warner Discovery. They are in the infotainment business. This station relies on getting stories from AP, Reuters and their Nexstar Media affiliated stations. Both AP and Reuters have demonstrable bias in their reportage.

    It used to be that News programs were financial losers. Now it appears that the demand for validating opinion reporting is highly profitable and all sides are establishing these mouthpieces with each claiming they are bias free.

    I interpret that to mean that the public claims it wants an unbiased media so long as it doesn’t unfairly, in their eyes, cover their favored candidate or issue negatively.

    I no longer get news from “News” programs. I rely on what I can read. That allows me to reread the text so that I can discern whether or not it is being reported objectively.

  2. I’m not saying that Cuomo is going to provide erudite content on any topic…. But…. It will be interesting to see whether he veers progressive or centrist, whether he leans into straight news or progressive crackpottery when the previous CNN regime is absent from his earpiece.

    I’m honestly not sure how it’s going to shake out. Part of the reason that CNN failed was that it went too progressive and no one was particularly interested in that exceptionally oversaturated market, but now that CNN is leaning into actual news, maybe there’s a little bandwidth for it.

  3. If he doesn’t bring in the ratings, he won’t last. My question is not why one of many progressive networks in an almost totally progressive industry would give him a spot, but rather why anyone with a functioning brain would take a listen of what this guy says. He’s a jerk, a bully, a show-off, in addition to being 100% clueless about his supposed field of expertise. The one and only thing he has going for him is giving people confirmation of their bias. If there are many people in this country who need to hear someone tell them that free speech extends only to speech they like and that it is all right and even laudable to assault someone they disagree with, then this country is pretty far gone.

      • Hilarious. Time travel. What can’t you find here at Ethics Alarms, folks? Jack Marshall. Always keeping tabs on all things cultural.

  4. “So, this show is going to be different than what I’ve done in the past because I’m different and I’ve spent a lot of time looking and listening on the sidelines…It’s obvious to me that we need people in my position to do more…and also to be more transparent about where my head is on the issues that we cover.”

    Newsflash Fredo; no one cares where your pretty little head is at—> on anything!
    Wait, correction; your audience will essentially be limited to your fellow narcissists and people who use the TV as a babysitter for their mind. Good luck.
    God Almighty, this guy is like a stubborn rash that will just not go away.

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