'Family First': Cuomo Apologizes to CNN, Defends Helping Brother Through Scandals

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CNN’s already shoddy credibility was reeling Thursday, after a bombshell Washington Post report exposed how Prime Time host Chris Cuomo was part of his brother’s, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) strategic planning sessions for dealing with his sexual misconduct scandals. And during the opening moments of his show that night, Chris apologized to his CNN colleagues but defending what he did because “family first, job second.”

Cuomo started off by reiterating the network’s conveniently reinstated ban on him reporting about his brother’s sexual misconduct and nursing home deaths scandals. “If you’ll remember I told you back in the beginning of March I can't cover my brother's troubles, it wouldn't be fair. And you got it then and I appreciate you understanding,” he emoted.

Turning to address The Post’s story, Cuomo defended his actions. “Now, today there are stories out there about me offering my brother advice. Of course, I do. This is no revelation. I have said it publicly and I certainly have never hidden it,” he said.

He went on to add that he could never be an objective journalist when it came to covering his family.

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