While most Americans would expect the press to do the same job no matter who’s in the White House, CNN apparently has a different approach.
CNN host Chris Cuomo confessed on-air Monday that CNN does its job “based on who’s in power,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Cuomo comes clean
To many, they’re titles well-earned, as outlets like CNN appeared to abandon the traditional responsibilities of journalism throughout Trump’s time in office to become full-time partisan activists.
CNN’s Cuomo, who came under fire this year for hypocritically breaking quarantine — and chewing out a random Long Island biker who called him out — sums up as well as any other bobblehead in cable news the self-righteous theatrics of todays’ media.
During a handoff with fellow host Anderson Cooper, Cuomo took an ironic jab at “State TV,” referring to Fox News, and went on to praise CNN for its apparently much higher ethical standards before making a revealing slip of the tongue.
“State TV’s got some new competition, Anderson; it’s going to be very interesting to see how the narrative unfolds. For people like us, we do the job based on who’s in power. But this is going to be very interesting,” Cuomo said, according to the Examiner. Take a look:
Freudian slip? During the handoff to his show, CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo admits “we do the job based on who’s in power.” pic.twitter.com/u77Uv6fR08
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) November 17, 2020
“Spread the sunshine”
Later in the show, Cuomo attacked Republicans, who he accused of living in a “perverse reality” by supporting Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election, according to the Daily Caller. Cuomo boasted that he was indeed “targeting” Republicans and insisted that Americans “remember” them.
“And people must remember and hold you to account when Trump is no longer there, to somehow, in your perverse reality, spread the sunshine on you,” he said, as the Daily Caller reported.
Speaking of “state TV,” Cuomo also took the time to slam White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas, who said Americans should “rise up” against lockdowns, saying that “we may go back to old school” for Atlas to learn his lesson. Notwithstanding Cuomo’s own lockdown hypocrisy, nothing says holding the powerful to account like browbeating Americans to submit to arbitrary government.
Where will CNN go when the Trump presidency is over? If their coverage of Chris’ brother Andrew — Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — is any indication, Americans can expect CNN to become “State TV” in a heartbeat.