CNN Fired Chris Cuomo for Less than Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson Do on Fox News Every Day

The controversy swirling around CNN anchor Chris Cuomo reveals some profound differences between CNN and the right-wing propaganda machine led by Fox News. Cuomo was properly fired for ethical breaches related to his support for his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo. He acknowledged the wrongdoing and apologized for it prior to his termination.

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Naturally, Fox News immediately began celebrating Cuomo’s dismissal as if it were a validation of their seething animosity toward CNN, which they routinely malign as a radical leftist organization. However, CNN’s rapid review and decision about Cuomo is actually a testament to the network’s commitment to journalistic integrity. When they concluded that Cuomo had violated their standards of professional journalism, they didn’t hesitate to send him packing.

That fidelity to principle is a badge of honor for CNN that Fox News can never claim. Currently Fox employs Sean Hannity who violated the very same standards for which Cuomo was fired. While Donald Trump and Hannity are not brothers, they are political family. And it would be utterly unethical for Hannity to work with Trump and to make appearances at his cult rallies. Which is precisely what Hannity did. He also appeared in a campaign ad for Trump. And, of course, he promotes Trump daily on his Fox News program.

For the record, Cuomo never participated in political events with his brother. He never used his program to defend him. HIs ethical lapses were all on his own time and unconnected to his role at CNN. That is in sharp contrast to how Hannity made his program a nightly forum for Trump. If Fox News were to exercise the same journalistic scruples, they would have fired Hannity long ago.

Likewise, Tucker Carlson should have lost his job at Fox News for similar moral deficiencies. His recent crockumentary, “Patriot Purge,” aided and abetted Trump’s “Big Lie” and defended the violent insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on Trump’s behalf. And if that weren’t bad enough, Carlson accused the FBI of orchestrating the riots. Carlson was so deep into Trumpism that he actually took Russia’s side against democracy and America.

So, should CNN have fired Cuomo? Absolutely! Was the firing evidence of moral lapses at the network? Absolutely not. Quite the opposite. Now if Fox News could manage to demonstrate the same level of integrity with regard to Hannity and Carlson, that would be be nice. But don’t hold your breath. You’ll end up in the ICU on a ventilator with the COVID sufferers that Fox News has deceived into believing blatant lies and disinformation about the deadly pandemic.

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Were Fox News and Tucker Carlson Directing and Bankrolling the Kyle Rittenhouse Defense?

The acquittal of the teenage vigilante, Kyle Rittenhouse, revealed some painful truths about the American justice system. Apparently a minor crossing state lines with an unlawfully possessed weapon to confront people protesting racial injustice, and killing two of them, is self-defense and perfectly legal. Hmm. Good to know.

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Right-wingers across the country are celebrating the pretend cop and medic, Rittenhouse, as a hero, despite his having murdered two unarmed men who were engaging in a lawful protest. Which is peculiar because when Ashli Babbitt was killed by an actual police officer while she was violently storming the Capitol, and threatening the lives of elected representatives and the Vice President, and trying to illegally prevent Congress from carrying out their constitutional duties, the same rightist politicians and pundits assailed it as an assassination.

However, an appearance on CNN by Rittenhouse’s attorney, Mark Richards, revealed something else that should raise serious concerns. Without any public disclosure, Fox News had abandoned any sense of of impartiality (as if they ever had any) by embedding itself with the Rittenhouse team days before the verdict. Even worse was that the reason Richards gave for granting Fox News that unprecedented access was to finance Rittenhouse’s defense. Richards made his remarks in the following exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo (video below):

Cuomo: Word that you guys had a film crew embedded with you from Fox News, from Tucker Carlson. I want to know why that decision was made.
Richards: I did not approve of that. I threw them out of the room several times…and I’m not suggesting that Fox or some other network…I don’t think a film crew is appropriate for something like this, but the people who were raising the money to pay for the experts and to pay for the attorneys were trying to raise money and that was part of it. So I think…I don’t want to say evil, but a definite distraction was part of it. And I didn’t approve of it, but I’m not always the boss.
Cuomo: Who were the people who were paying?
Richards: The people who were raising money. It was…this defense was crowd funded.
Cuomo: But who were the people making the calls about who got to have access to the process?
Richards: Kyle’s family and his adviser.

So while Tucker Carlson and the rest of the Fox News roster were lauding Rittenhouse as a paragon of White privileged, Second Amendment deliverance, they were also on the ground in Kenosha documenting their newfound protagonist and ratings magnet. And they were paying him for the privilege. Carlson began promoting his crocumentary within hours of the verdict, complete with Rittenhouse’s first post-acquittal reactions. “They’ve been there for days,” Carlson bragged, “putting together an installment of our Tucker Carlson Originals series on this case.” And he also announced that he would be airing the first Rittenhouse interview on Monday. How much do you suppose he paid for that? Carlson’s “Originals” was also responsible for his pro-insurrection propaganda piece, “Patriot Purge.” Or as CNN’s Jim Acosta called it, Proud Boy Porn.”

The revelations by Richards expose Fox News unethical participation in a propaganda campaign on behalf of an accused murderer while his trial was still in progress. And since the Rittenhouse family was getting paid by Fox, it’s fair to assume that there was agreement on how the case would be presented. What’s more, it raises additional questions about Judge Schroeder’s decision to ban MSNBC, a Fox News competitor, from the courtroom. How convenient was that?

The verdict in this case is going to result in people being “angry and concerned,” as President Biden said in his statement that also called for people “to express their views peacefully.” On the other hand we have Donald Trump telling Laura Ingraham on Fox News that…

“I don’t know Kyle. I watched him testify, which was very unusual that somebody would testify. I thought it was brave. I thought it was great that he testified.”

It’s cute that Trump thinks it is “brave” to testify, something that he refuses to do, or permit any of his accomplices to do. He won’t even allow the release of documents pertaining to his involvement in inciting the January 6th insurrection in Washington, D.C. The only thing we can conclude from that is that Trump is admitting that he’s a coward.

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R.I.P. Irony: Fox News Shill Kayleigh McEnany Slams ‘Cuomo Nepotism Network'(CNN)

Before she had even stopped working for Donald Trump, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had already been hired by Fox News. It was an easy transition since she would be doing essentially the same job: Lying about Trump and other right-wing politicians and policies.

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Today McEnany is a co-host of Fox’s Outnumbered where four partisan, conservative women agree fervently with a conservative male guest. On Friday’s episode they did a segment on CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo, who was reported to have given advice to his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. With all of the nonsense that Fox News has tried desperately to whip up into scandals, this one actually has some basis to it. While it is understandable that brothers would talk to each other, Chris should not have directly worked with Andrew and his statehouse staff.

That said, McEnany’s outrage over the issue was another nail in the coffin of irony. Her comments demonstrated that she is utterly lacking in both self-awareness and language skills. She said that…

“I agree with [Kyle Smith] at the New York Post, who said CNN now stands for the ‘Cuomo Nepotism Network.’ It is laughable that he did not either get fired or, in the very least, disciplined because there’s a lot more to this [Washington] Post story about him advising his brother on the sexual assault allegations.”

Let’s start with the fact that McEnany doesn’t know what the word “nepotism” means. It is the practice of favoring family members in employment. Chris and Andrew Cuomo are, of course, related, but they do not work for or with each other. So there is no nepotism whatsoever by CNN.

You might think McEnany would know this having worked for Trump, who gave his daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, cushy White House jobs. To this day no one knows what the heck they did. Trump also hired the sons of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and his Attorney General, Bill Barr. All of those hires are classical examples of nepotism. Meanwhile, her new boss, Fox News, gave the coveted position of White House correspondent to Peter Doocy, son of Fox and Friends co-host, Steve Doocy.

In addition to McEnany’s stunted vocabulary, she is also complaining about a news anchor inappropriately counseling a powerful politician. But she must know that her colleagues at her new employer, Fox News, regularly advised Trump. Sean Hannity was said to talk with Trump on the phone every night before bedtime. Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro, were also frequent advisors to Trump, and some even attended his traveling cult rallies.

The bottom line is that McEnany got everything wrong. She was wrong about accusing CNN of nepotism. And she was wrong not to notice that her old boss was guilty of it. And she was wrong to pretend that Fox News anchors weren’t far more involved with Trump on a political basis than Chris Cuomo ever was with Andrew. And she has no problem with lying about anything and everything. Which all goes to prove that Fox News knew what they were doing when they hired her. She is the perfect manifestation of everything that is wrong with Fox News.

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Victim-in-Chief: Trump is the most Cowardly, Whining, Crybaby to Ever Be President

The national embarrassment that Americans are suffering due to the illegitimate occupant of the White House is excruciating. Donald Trump has managed to instill a sense of shame in so many citizens that they now overwhelmingly support his impeachment and removal from office. Of course, it isn’t just embarrassment that drives that desire. It’s also his rampant lawlessness and disrespect for the Constitution and it’s principles.

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The United States is enduring perhaps its most divisive era since the Civil War. Trump has his glassy-eyed base of Deplorables who will stand by him even if, as he said, he shoots someone on 5th Avenue. But the rest of the country is experiencing severe nausea and anxiety. Even Trump’s favorite pollster, Rasmussen, currently has his approval rating near his low for the year (44%).

Throughout this turmoil, Trump himself has remained steadfast and courageous. Um, just kidding. Actually, Trump has displayed his utter lack of character and notorious absence of maturity and morality. The one constant in Trump’s noxious persona is his narcissistic arrogance. And when the chips are down – as they are now – that manifests itself as fear and a desperate embrace of martyrdom.

There has never been a president of the United States – the most powerful office on the planet – who has exhibited greater cowardice and suffering. It is astonishing how a person who holds these reins of power can regard himself as being a victim. Trump has, from birth, lived a life of privilege and luxury. And now he also has immeasurable political clout. But still he whines. Although we should not be surprised since in 2016 he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo (video below) that…

“I am the most fabulous whiner. I do whine, because I want to win. I am a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win.”

That strategy has proven to be a huge failure. Trump has failed to achieve anything of significance in the past three years. No deals with China, North, Korea, Iran, or Mexico. Likewise no domestic deals on healthcare, infrastructure, deficit reduction, immigration, trade, or climate change.

And yet, Trump continues to wail about being a victim. He recently compared his political tribulations to being lynched. That grossly insensitive remark caused an uproar even within his own party. He also has been whining about what he calls a “witch hunt.” While he originally applied that phrase to investigations of his unsavory connections to Russia, he has now adapted it to his more recent unsavory connections to Ukraine. Which witch hunt is which? He considers any and all criticism of him to be a hoax and manufactured by the “fake news””

Trump tries to deflect from his problems by whining about Democrats in Congress. He now refers to them routinely as the “Do Nothing Democrats,” despite the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic majority have passed more than 300 bills that GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to allow the upper body to vote on. Trump has employed the “do nothing” label 32 times just in the past month.

Along with his infantile sloganeering, Trump has also complained that he is a victim of allegedly anti-American representatives who he says have committed treason and must resign just for conducting investigations that are in compliance with their duties. He has been especially focused on Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who Trump has called “Adam Schitt.”

Previous presidents have not had this problem. President Obama was attacked by nutcases who claimed he wasn’t even a citizen. Bill Clinton was himself impeached for a consensual, albeit improper, sexual relationship. But neither of them spent every day whining about how horribly they were being treated. They did their jobs and dealt with their critics in the background.

But not Trump. He is far too self-centered and fragile. Having a crybaby like Trump in the highest office in the land is a stain that will take a long time to rub off. There is simply no excuse for someone with so much power to be such a pitiable snowflake. It diminishes the office of the presidency. And worse, it depreciates the strength that generations of American leaders have infused into our international reputation. Trump’s puerile whimpering makes us look weak in the eyes of our allies and foes alike. For the sake of the country Trump needs to stiffen his spine and STFU! Unfortunately, he just doesn’t have the will, the guts, or the ability to do that.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.