Of course, we all know the ex-Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo is in the trash heap for his sexual escapades, but his younger brother Chris, the self-proclaimed “superstar” journalist who works at CNN may be right on his heels. It appears, as the Attorney General’s investigation gets released to the public, that Chris played a much bigger role in trying to defend Andrew than was originally thought, or that he himself admitted to.
While the younger Cuomo had said all along that he helped draft statements and gave advice to Andrew, he never gave the full breadth of the “help” he provided. According to Andrew Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, it was Chris Cuomo that was telling her what to say, what to do, and how to do it. In fact, Chris was actually calling up Ronan Farrow, the guy that broke the story back in March, and asked him about the story as it was being investigated. Then Chris turned around and gave that information to DeRosa. Oops. That’s really frowned upon in the media world.
First of all, you don’t go snooping into another reporter’s story and try to find out the dirty gossip on it. Second, if you do, you certainly let that reporter have his or her day by exposing whatever it is that they’ve been working on. You don’t call up the source of the investigation and blab to them what’s going on and when you think the story will actually be made public. Chris Cuomo did all of that. End of credibility.
Now the real interesting part has yet to play out. If anyone I ever came in contact with in media ever did that, or I ever did that, it would be an easy finale. Whoever did what Chris Cuomo did would be fired on the spot. There wouldn’t be a discussion, there wouldn’t be a suspension with or without pay. There would be an armed guard standing over you as you put your belongings in a box and you were systematically ushered to the front door and given the boot.
The fact that CNN hasn’t fired Cuomo yet but only “suspended him indefinately” speaks more volumes than Cuomo’s actions itself. Any news organization with a sense of purpose and dignity wouldn’t be waiting for “a more thorough investigation” on the matter, as CNN has claimed. They’d be seeing how far the “superstar’s” rear end could be kicked down the street. And there wouldn’t be another news organization anywhere in the country that would touch him with a ten foot pole. That is the death penalty. That is the same fate as if he had gone out and made up a story and broadcast it as fact. It’s irresponsible journalism. Actually, no. It’s not. It doesn’t even rise to the level of journalism. If anything, it’s yellow journalism.
Chris Cuomo has lost all credibility, and frankly I can’t see why CNN would keep him around in any capacity unless the janitor is on vacation and they need someone to sweep the studio floors after hours. He has followed in his brother’s footsteps and has done something that is guaranteed to remove him from his profession for the rest of his life. Just like his brother.
The only difference is, Chris Cuomo may not be going to jail. With Andrew, we’re still not so sure.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!