Cuomo Apology: Hear Chris Cuomo Speak Up About His Brother’s Sexual Harassment Case
It might be a good idea to take your umbrella to work today since many are expecting to see pigs fly.
While that may or may not be a real recommendation, what is very real is the surprise experienced by many when they discovered that CNN host Chris Cuomo dedicated a segment of âCuomo Prime Timeâ to pushing his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to apologize for his sexual harassment allegations.
Cuomo began his comments reminding viewers that he had previously announced that he wouldnât be commenting on the issue according toÂ The Daily Wire:
âI told you back in the beginning of March, I canât cover my brotherâs troubles. It wouldnât be fair,â Cuomo said. The CNN host went on to say he thanked his audience for understanding and addressed rumors that he offered his brother advice, to which he said, âOf course I do. This is no revelation,â in a somewhat defensive move and less than strong start.
âIâve said it publicly and I certainly have never hidden it. I can be objective about just about any topic, but not about my family. Those of you who watch this show get it. Like you, I bet, my family means everything to me and Iâm fiercely loyal to them. Iâm family first, job second.â
âBut being a journalist and a brother to a politician is unique and a unique challenge, and I have a unique responsibility to balance those roles. Itâs not always easy,â the CNN host said. âPeople can say and write what they want, but I want you to know the truth.â
But hereâs where things get harry: Not only is Cuomo seemingly apologizing to his colleagues, not the women who have accused his brother of assault, heâs also cozying up to his employers (the network) and talking about some strangely specific details of being part of his brotherâs staff of advisers, and saying that the âincidentâ âwill not happen again.â
But not the assault, mind you, heâs saying he wonât put CNN in a bad position again:
âIt was a mistake because I put my colleagues here, who I believe are the best in the business, in a bad spot,â Cuomo explained. âI never intended for that. I would never intend for that. And I am sorry for that.â
Then he went on to try and shine his halo, while not at all addressing the fact that he seems to also be sitting in the virtual squalor of a mired politician who has been put in the crosshairs of more than one investigation (can anyone say âCOVID-19 deaths scandalâ??) and continued to talk about his family loyalty in a mob-Esque style allegiance pledge, rivaled only by his brown-nosing toward his beloved network.
âIâve never tried to influence this networkâs coverage of my brother,â he explained. âIn fact, Iâve been walled off from it,â the younger Cuomo brother said. Claiming to know âthe lineâ of how professionalism should work in this situation (because thereâs a handbook for what to do when a bunch of women accuses your powerful brother of assault?)
âI have to do that. I love my brother. I love my family,â Cuomo said about avoiding the topic on air. âI love my job. And I love and respect my colleagues here at CNN.â
The bazaar segment came to an end with, once again, an apology to his network and his fans, but never to the women who were part of the group so many liberals promised to âbelieve.â Never to the people whose rights were believed to be violated, only to those who make Cuomoâs life better:
âAnd again, to them [his colleagues], Iâm truly sorry,â Cuomo stated. âYou know who I am. You know what Iâm about, and I want this to be said in public to you who give me the opportunity and to my colleagues who make me better at what I do.â