I have said many times before that when it comes to stories on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Chris Cuomo should be forbidden not only from reporting on his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) handling of the crisis in his state but also on the Republican governors who the media frequently compare and contrast Cuomo’s “leadership” to. It’s what an honest and objective news network would do.
Cuomo has shown time and time again that he cannot cover these stories objectively and fairly. There’s a clear conflict of interest that, if similarly displayed on Fox News, would cause CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter and other left-leaning media critics to erupt in outrage.
Unfortunately, CNN is neither honest nor objective, which is why they continue to allow Cuomo to “interview” his brother and do glowing “reports” on his management of the crisis while also taking swipes at Republican governors Gov. Cuomo has clashed with over the last few months.
Such was the case this morning when a bit of encouraging news broke about Florida’s daily case number counts. Here’s what was reported:
NEW: Hard-hit Florida reports 8,892 new coronavirus cases Monday morning—the first time its daily case count was below 9,000 in at least two weeks, according to data from the state's Department of Health. https://t.co/PSrfWUaKRu
— ABC News (@ABC) July 27, 2020
Here’s how the “Prime Time” host responded:
Can we trust the data from florida’s governor? https://t.co/1rLT3YzUYe
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 27, 2020
Cuomo’s attempted dunk on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) isn’t the first time he’s run interference for his brother by focusing on another state’s handling of the Wuhan virus outbreak instead of his own. A couple of months ago, Cuomo hosted a disgruntled former Florida “data technician” who had been thoroughly discredited, falsely presenting her as a respected expert on Florida’s data reporting.
Cuomo’s complete lack of self-awareness did not sit well with people who were familiar with how his brother massaged Wuhan virus data in New York to try and make himself look better:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) July 27, 2020
The @nytimes says your sleazy brother is hiding nursing home infection rates.https://t.co/SoQfnAmLEM pic.twitter.com/yIvt8vJftq
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 27, 2020
Is this you? pic.twitter.com/gkO9rEBlQ1
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) July 27, 2020
Your brother forced over 6,000 coronavirus patients into nursing homes for 46 days.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 27, 2020
Another Twitter user also reminded Cuomo of his own coronavirus lies by flashing back to his fake basement emergence video:
Can we trust data from New York’s Governor or @CNN? 🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/ows6Ei6wIB
— Brutus Maximus (@BRVTVSMAXIMVS) July 27, 2020
This person was on the same page I am on how Cuomo should be banned by his network from reporting on this story and asking questions:
I’ve always known that on-air “talent” from FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and OAN were partisan hacks, but this takes the cake. You cannot be brothers with a governor in charge of the 2nd largest state death rate and be able to honestly ask this question. Get bent.
— Michele Laundry (@MicheleLaundry) July 27, 2020
The more easily answerable question is whether we can trust data from you.
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) July 27, 2020
The answer to that one should be pretty obvious to anyone who has paid attention to Chris Cuomo’s – and CNN’s – “reporting” on the outbreak since it started: Not just no, but hell no.