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CNN has been flouting journalistic ethics for weeks now as they allowed Chris “Fredo” Cuomo to interview his Democratic brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo almost weekly. Things came to a disgusting head during Wednesday’s edition of Cuomo PrimeTime when Chris thumbed his nose at bipartisan calls to investigate his brother’s disastrous mishandling of the outbreak in his state. Instead, he pulled out oversized, prop cotton swabs to mock how big his brother’s nose was.
Chris began the show by bashing President Trump. “Please join me tonight not spending any more time about this nonsense about the President refusing to acknowledge anything should have been done differently in the handling of the pandemic,” he chided. “Have you ever heard him take responsibility for any mistake?”
That set the stage for a huge dose of hypocrisy when he started to interview his brother.
As they were approaching the first commercial break, Chris drew attention to how his brother had a coronavirus test administered on him during his press conference earlier in the day (the same press conference where he deflected blame for putting COVID patients in nursing homes to President Trump).
“Now, a few questions about this process,” Chris said after playing the clip. “First of all, is it true that when you are having the test administered, you inhaled and the doctor's finger went all the way up your nose and got stuck and it had to be released with a tool? Is that true? Just to deal with the record?”