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2021-03-02 9:02:08 AM  
Hypocrite.
 
2021-03-02 10:05:35 AM  

8 inches: Hypocrite.


Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?
 
2021-03-02 10:52:17 AM  

Rwa2play: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?


I'm not sure you understand how the media works.
 
2021-03-02 10:57:03 AM  
Awkward is correct.

What is he supposed to do, cover the story about his brother being a piece of shiat? There are legal issues.
 
2021-03-02 11:02:13 AM  

8 inches: Hypocrite.


Is it though? If Chris has criticized other journalists for their personal refusal to cover family members, sure. Even if he tried to downplay it/shame the victims/etc. then yes.

But this is a unique situation. He's a journalist whose brother is a politician and is getting buried in scandals. Acknowledging the network can (and must) cover it, while saying he personally can't because of the difficulty in doing so, is not really hypocritical.
 
2021-03-02 11:33:37 AM  

scottydoesntknow: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Is it though? If Chris has criticized other journalists for their personal refusal to cover family members, sure. Even if he tried to downplay it/shame the victims/etc. then yes.

But this is a unique situation. He's a journalist whose brother is a politician and is getting buried in scandals. Acknowledging the network can (and must) cover it, while saying he personally can't because of the difficulty in doing so, is not really hypocritical.


You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?

Regardless of who he is related to, I'd call that hypocritical.  If you're in the news business, report about the news.  Period.
 
2021-03-02 11:42:45 AM  
So you can joke with your brother about the size of his nose and the massive nasal swab you imagined was used or about who mom liked more, but can't get serious about the deaths that happened due to his incompetence while you were joking about his nose? Can't get serious about him using his power to abuse people under him? Isn't this what journalists are supposed to do? Why are you even at CNN?
 
2021-03-02 11:50:53 AM  
You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.
 
2021-03-02 12:05:59 PM  

edmo: You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.


Exactly. What's the big f*cking deal about being fair? There's no way someone could be trusted to be unbiased concerning their own brother, and this is the one and only way to remove all possibility of such bias. Chris Cuomo has always seemed to be a pretty stand-up no-nonsense guy on CNN, and to me this just affirms his journalistic integrity. Anyone who has a problem with that has some other agenda.
 
2021-03-02 12:17:47 PM  

scottydoesntknow: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Is it though? If Chris has criticized other journalists for their personal refusal to cover family members, sure. Even if he tried to downplay it/shame the victims/etc. then yes.

But this is a unique situation. He's a journalist whose brother is a politician and is getting buried in scandals. Acknowledging the network can (and must) cover it, while saying he personally can't because of the difficulty in doing so, is not really hypocritical.


I find his approach professional. He is essentially refusing himself from a story he cannot cover impartially.
 
2021-03-02 12:18:41 PM  
So he's recusing himself?

Is that even a thing?
 
2021-03-02 12:18:43 PM  

Rwa2play: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?


Don't engage. 8 inches is on record as being a proponent of kidnapping children.  I have him farkied as such.
 
2021-03-02 12:19:45 PM  

8 inches: You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?


You're willing to criticize Chris Cuomo, but you haven't said a single bad thing about your own family. Curious.
 
2021-03-02 12:20:13 PM  

Nadie_AZ: So you can joke with your brother about the size of his nose and the massive nasal swab you imagined was used or about who mom liked more, but can't get serious about the deaths that happened due to his incompetence while you were joking about his nose? Can't get serious about him using his power to abuse people under him? Isn't this what journalists are supposed to do? Why are you even at CNN?


Especially when Chris Coumo is the only reporter on the network?  And especially because there's absolutely nothing else he could cover while other, unbiased, reporters cover Governor Coumo?
 
2021-03-02 12:20:35 PM  
He's not wrong. It's almost like journalism is (or should be) an actual profession, with standards of behavior and ethics and whatnot.

Oh, wait ... here, this explains it:

https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

I know a lot of these will be a huge surprise to a lot of people because journalism doesn't get practiced much anymore, due to the corporate ownership of most of our media outlets and their desire not to "alienate" any readers/viewers with truthful reporting about things like who's to blame for the over 500,000 people who died from COVID
 
2021-03-02 12:20:56 PM  
This sounds like something that can be covered/handled by other personalities at CNN.
 
2021-03-02 12:21:10 PM  

quatchi: So he's recusing himself?

Is that even a thing?


Yes, it's a thing.
 
2021-03-02 12:21:17 PM  

8 inches: You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?


It's his brother, dipshiat
 
2021-03-02 12:22:07 PM  

8 inches: scottydoesntknow: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Is it though? If Chris has criticized other journalists for their personal refusal to cover family members, sure. Even if he tried to downplay it/shame the victims/etc. then yes.

But this is a unique situation. He's a journalist whose brother is a politician and is getting buried in scandals. Acknowledging the network can (and must) cover it, while saying he personally can't because of the difficulty in doing so, is not really hypocritical.

You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?

Regardless of who he is related to, I'd call that hypocritical.  If you're in the news business, report about the news.  Period.


You really really really don't understand ethics do you. Or journalism. Or I'm guessing many other things.
 
2021-03-02 12:23:23 PM  

8 inches: scottydoesntknow: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Is it though? If Chris has criticized other journalists for their personal refusal to cover family members, sure. Even if he tried to downplay it/shame the victims/etc. then yes.

But this is a unique situation. He's a journalist whose brother is a politician and is getting buried in scandals. Acknowledging the network can (and must) cover it, while saying he personally can't because of the difficulty in doing so, is not really hypocritical.

You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?

Regardless of who he is related to, I'd call that hypocritical.  If you're in the news business, report about the news.  Period.


Or maybe because it would hurt his family.

Nah, let's be as cynical as possible.
 
2021-03-02 12:23:27 PM  
So why was he allowed to do any stories/interviews about or with his brother ?
 
2021-03-02 12:23:37 PM  

anjin-san: 8 inches: You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?

You're willing to criticize Chris Cuomo, but you haven't said a single bad thing about your own family. Curious.


Oh man don't get me started!
 
2021-03-02 12:23:39 PM  
Hey cool, maybe your brother will deliberately harm you too?

I know my malignant relatives wouldn't hesitate to kill me for a nickel if they knew they could get away with it.

Tolerate dangerous family at your own risk, you put yourself in harm's way.
 
2021-03-02 12:24:54 PM  

8 inches: Hypocrite.


CNN: "I want and support the news agency I work for to 100%, uncensored, cover the story of my relatives wrong doings but I cannot be unbiased so I will not be directly involved"

Dumbasses Response: HYPOCRITE!!!! SEE THIS IS COMMUNIST LIB MEDIA FOR YOU!!!!

Fox: "I don't care how many of our own people, supporters or political figures we promote do horrible, unethical, illegal, immoral or outright evil things we will ALWAYS downplay, ignore or straight up lie to cover for them!"

Dumbasses Response: THIS IS FAIR AND BALANCED!!!!

You sure you wanna go down this road Skippy?
 
2021-03-02 12:26:37 PM  

8 inches: You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?


It is precisely because of this that he cannot provide an objective view of the story, and the ethically correct thing to do is to recuse himself. You may as well be arguing that a criminal trial jury is best made of the defendant's family and friends, because "they know him best."
=Smidge=
 
2021-03-02 12:26:46 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: quatchi: So he's recusing himself?

Is that even a thing?

Yes, it's a thing.


Hey, I ain't mad at it.
Just can't recall a precedent.
As has been mentioned there are still ethics to journalism and as long as CNN covers it with other folks it's all good.
 
2021-03-02 12:28:00 PM  
Oh god this is such a readymade "gotcha" moment.   Fark this nontroversy.
 
2021-03-02 12:28:03 PM  
WHY WON'T CHRIS THROW HIS BROTHER UNDER THE BUS!?!
 
2021-03-02 12:28:04 PM  

quatchi: Smelly Pirate Hooker: quatchi: So he's recusing himself?

Is that even a thing?

Yes, it's a thing.

Hey, I ain't mad at it.
Just can't recall a precedent.
As has been mentioned there are still ethics to journalism and as long as CNN covers it with other folks it's all good.


https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp
 
2021-03-02 12:28:19 PM  

Capt_Clown: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

CNN: "I want and support the news agency I work for to 100%, uncensored, cover the story of my relatives wrong doings but I cannot be unbiased so I will not be directly involved"

Dumbasses Response: HYPOCRITE!!!! SEE THIS IS COMMUNIST LIB MEDIA FOR YOU!!!!

Fox: "I don't care how many of our own people, supporters or political figures we promote do horrible, unethical, illegal, immoral or outright evil things we will ALWAYS downplay, ignore or straight up lie to cover for them!"

Dumbasses Response: THIS IS FAIR AND BALANCED!!!!

You sure you wanna go down this road Skippy?


You realize you're asking 8 inches to actually think about something right? Because that's not going to happen...
 
2021-03-02 12:28:24 PM  

8 inches: Rwa2play: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?

I'm not sure you understand how the media works.


I'm not sure YOU understand how the media works. Here's a link that refers to two separate incidents that involved staff at NEPA TV station WNEP, and how they handled the conflicts of interest: https://www.mixdexhq.com/tv​-news/forme​r-tv-reporter-arrested-again/

Key points:

Back in 1995, Renick's arrest forced WNEP to report on a sensitive case involving one of its own staffers - and sources say the news director at the time assigned a newly hired reporter to cover the story.
A source at another station in the market says this move allowed the station to credibly cover the arrest and legal proceedings against Renick since the reporter had not had a chance to get to know Renick.

On 2012 and 2013, WNEP also found itself in awkward situations when the then husband of main anchor Marisa Burke was arrested multiple times for providing alcohol to minors and sending sexually explicit text messages with teenage boys.
Burke was pulled off the anchor desk and was restricted from being involved in any coverage of the story.
 
2021-03-02 12:28:32 PM  
Respectable.

How journalism and other professions where possible conflicts may exist, SHOULD work.
 
2021-03-02 12:29:19 PM  

Rwa2play: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?


But no conflict of interest when he was gushing over how many his brother was, right?
 
2021-03-02 12:29:20 PM  
***BREAKING***
Chris Cuomo reports on his firsthand experience of hypocrisy within the Cuomo household.
"Andrew has repeated the lie 'whoever smelt it, dealt it' despite all evidence otherwise. I've witnessed. His mother witnessed it. My mother witnessed it. He's absolutely craven."
 
2021-03-02 12:30:11 PM  
It must be awkward to have to deal with unwanted sexual issues while trying to work...
 
2021-03-02 12:30:39 PM  

brizbon: Rwa2play: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?

But no conflict of interest when he was gushing over how many his brother was, right?


You accidentally a verb.
 
2021-03-02 12:30:40 PM  

edmo: You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.


He already did cover him though. Throughout the whole pandemic. Its was a ratings bonanza
 
2021-03-02 12:31:11 PM  
If he wants to recuse himself, that's his choice.

Let Lemon and Cooper cover it.
 
2021-03-02 12:32:43 PM  

Nadie_AZ: So you can joke with your brother about the size of his nose and the massive nasal swab you imagined was used or about who mom liked more, but can't get serious about the deaths that happened due to his incompetence while you were joking about his nose? Can't get serious about him using his power to abuse people under him? Isn't this what journalists are supposed to do? Why are you even at CNN?


Do journalists usually report on scandals by their siblings?
 
2021-03-02 12:33:11 PM  

UltimaCS: brizbon: Rwa2play: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?

But no conflict of interest when he was gushing over how many his brother was, right?

You accidentally a verb.


Thanks, I hadn't noticed

Also. Not a verb. Was supposed to say manly
 
2021-03-02 12:36:02 PM  

brizbon: edmo: You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.

He already did cover him though. Throughout the whole pandemic. Its was a ratings bonanza


Why are you pretending you don't understand the difference when it's a scandal?
 
2021-03-02 12:36:06 PM  

brizbon: edmo: You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.

He already did cover him though. Throughout the whole pandemic. Its was a ratings bonanza


I imagine its a huge bonus to a news reporter to have instant and immediate access to one of the most powerful politicians in the US.
 
2021-03-02 12:37:18 PM  
Why should he be a Fredo covering the news?
 
2021-03-02 12:37:29 PM  

MHudson: brizbon: edmo: You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.

He already did cover him though. Throughout the whole pandemic. Its was a ratings bonanza

Why are you pretending you don't understand the difference when it's a scandal?


He's still mad [ASSHOLE] lost.
 
2021-03-02 12:38:35 PM  

MHudson: brizbon: edmo: You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.

He already did cover him though. Throughout the whole pandemic. Its was a ratings bonanza

Why are you pretending you don't understand the difference when it's a scandal?


His salary depends on it.
 
2021-03-02 12:38:37 PM  

8 inches: Rwa2play: 8 inches: Hypocrite.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo "conflict of interest" never reached that level of your consciousness, eh?

I'm not sure you understand how the media works.


I'm not sure YOU do.

Recusing himself from covering a story in which he has a personal interest is the exact right thing to do, and would be even if he didn't have qualms about covering it.

He's not the only talking head on CNN. There are loads of others who can, will, and already have tackled the story.

Get a damn grip.
 
2021-03-02 12:39:06 PM  

anjin-san: 8 inches: You mean, how he can criticize other public figures/politicians ad nauseum but can't criticize the one person he actually has access to/information about because it might hurt his name/brand?

You're willing to criticize Chris Cuomo, but you haven't said a single bad thing about your own family. Curious.


Hmm. Where was 8 inches' dad on November 22, 1963?
 
2021-03-02 12:39:20 PM  
Meh. There are people in my family that don't get along and rag on the other one and try to drag me into it. I don't play the game and refuse to engage either side on the subject. It took a long time to convince them to not talk about this to me at all.

I see nothing wrong with him backing out. It is admirable. At least mine don't occur on national TV.
 
2021-03-02 12:39:55 PM  
The right thing to do.

/dear fsm, may this please mark the end of breathless cuomo-cuomo cnn coverage
 
2021-03-02 12:42:15 PM  

edmo: You folks are missing the point. There is clearly a conflict of interest in covering your own flesh and blood. No matter how he approached the issue, he would be accused of not being objective and therefore impugning CNN's objectivity as a network. It's a no win situation. He can't do it. CNN can't allow it.

Such is life.


Other than that Chris covered him in fireside sitdowns for months.

I get it, the conflict is obvious and it's stupid not to follow the system Chris has set out here, but let's not pretend they were operating under those rules, say, six weeks ago while the news was favorable.
 
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