CNN has decided that its anchor Chris Cuomo is no longer allowed to interview his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York.
Gov. Cuomo shared lies about New York’s handling of the Coronavirus with his brother Chris Cuomo on CNN all throughout 2020.
It now looks like CNN is trying to cover their tracks after evidence shows Gov. Cuomo hid the number of New York’s nursing home deaths from the DOJ.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 17, 2021
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 16, 2021
The Washington Examiner got the full scoop:
Chris Cuomo is not allowed to interview his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, CNN said, claiming that appearances the governor made on his show in 2020 were an exception to the outlet’s normal rule.
CNN defended its decision to allow those appearances but did not acknowledge wrongdoing on its part. The interviews were criticized for apparently being too focused on banter between the brothers and not enough on difficult questions about how the governor was handling the pandemic in his state.
Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s top aide, reportedly admitted to fellow Democrats in a private call that his office had withheld nursing home COVID-19 death statistics, claiming it “froze,” and worried the information would be “used against” the office, according to the New York Post on Thursday.
Chris Cuomo would not address his brother's nursing home scandal and CNN took steps to make sure it stays that way. https://t.co/eCPv0UNUMs
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 18, 2021
CNN is an accessory to murder. https://t.co/CINy9KYDBB
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 18, 2021
The New York Post covered the story too:
CNN claimed Wednesday that it has reinstated a “rule” that prevents Chris Cuomo from “interviewing or covering his brother” — after the host completely ignored the nursing home death cover-up scandal engulfing Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Last year, Chris Cuomo repeatedly interviewed his older brother about the coronavirus pandemic, engaging in often-cringey banter that initially helped boost the ratings for the 9 p.m. “Cuomo Prime Time.”
But the controversy over the Cuomo administration’s admitted cover-up of nursing home death numbers — exclusively revealed by The Post last week — hasn’t been mentioned on Chris’ hour-long show.
That’s despite coverage on other CNN shows, including Sunday’s “State of the Union,” on which host Jake Tapper criticized the state Health Department’s since-rescinded, March 25 directive for nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) February 18, 2021
It looks like CNN is starting to completely fall apart.
CNN's Tapper Calls Out Andrew Cuomo for Refusing 'Dozens' of Interview Requests Amid Nursing Home Scandal https://t.co/YbPPQKbxSb
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 15, 2021
For some reason, Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to be available for interviews with his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, but not fellow CNN anchor Jake Tapper. https://t.co/uAGqNmWW6x
— Mike Brest (@MikeBrestDC) February 14, 2021