Corporate Media’s Systemic Corruption Is Far Worse Than Chris Cuomo’s Coverup For His Brother

On Saturday, CNN announced it had fired Chris Cuomo due to new information concerning the assistance the former host of “Cuomo Prime Time” provided his brother, Andrew Cuomo, as the latter fought charges of sexual harassment. Chris Cuomo’s sin seems venial, however, when compared to the malfeasance of his journalist compatriots in corporate media. Let’s compare.

Less than a week before his firing, CNN began publicly chastising its former top-ranked host by announcing it had indefinitely suspended Chris Cuomo. In an articlefor CNN Business, Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy explained the suspension came “after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.”

CNN had previously acknowledged that it knew that the younger Cuomo “had offered advice to his brother’s staff” in violation of CNN’s rules, but the cable news network noted they “appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”

The suspension followed the release last Monday by New York’s attorney general of text messages and transcripts from interviews conducted during the probe against former governor Andrew Cuomo on sexual harassment allegations. “The cache of documents included text messages between Chris Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa, a then-top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that suggested he was instrumental in working to craft a defense against a flood of sexual misconduct allegations,” CNN reported in announcing that it had sidelined its popular host.
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