The leader in fake news is hotly engaged in doing damage control after its highest rated host, Chris Cuomo, dragged the network through the muck.
Cuomo, brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, had a moment of clarity while under treatment for COVID-19. In a wide-ranging remote interview, the host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time went off on a tangent saying what most Americans already know about the top purveyor of fake news and hyper partisanship.
“I don’t want to spend my time doing things that I don’t think are valuable enough to me personally. I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship, Cuomo reportedly said. “I don’t like what I do professionally. I don’t think it’s worth my time.”
Most Americans agree with his assessment, based on the ratings. CNN has consistently posted a distant third-best in a field of three that includes No. 1 Fox News and No. 2 MSNBC. Recent data indicates that CNN has approximately half the total viewers of Fox News.
Before Cuomo was forced into isolation after being diagnosed with COVID-19, his best viewership as the fake news outlet’s top show earned 1.357 million. On Fox News, Hannity nearly tripled that tally.
The 49-year-old fake news media personality laid out precisely why he holds his current position, and employer, in disdain. Cuomo reportedly said he’s “talking to Democrats about things that I don’t really believe they mean” and “talking to Republicans about them parroting things they feel they have to say.” He went on to confess that CNN has him “trafficking in things that I think are ridiculous.”
Perhaps promoting things like the phony Russia witch hunt against the president or pushing the network’s far left agenda rank among those items.
Known as a propaganda wing of the Democratic party, CNN’s programming hinges almost exclusively on claiming everything President Trump says is false, and every action he takes on behalf of the American people is terrible.
Its programming and reactions are so predictable, it has fallen from being the “Most Trusted” to the least credible resource on a global scale. CNN went as far as to bring recently indicted porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti on air nearly 60 times. Avenatti is facing a criminal trial for defrauding Stormy Daniels. He was subsequently convicted of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike and is facing up to 42 years in prison.
A frustrated Cuomo went off on the ramifications of being a huckster that has earned the nickname “Fredo.”
“I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullshit to me. I don’t want to hear it. I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth… I don’t get that doing what I do for a living,” Cuomo reportedly said.
“I don’t think it’s worth it to me because I don’t think I mean enough, I don’t think I matter enough, I don’t think I can really change anything, so then what am I really doing?”
After Cuomo bore his soul about being a fake news hack, CNN was quick to air an interview dealing with his illness that offered an excuse for his truth to power. Apparently, it was all COVID-19 emotional and psychological illness due to fever.
Cuomo wants us all to believe the virus “messes with your head,” and he really likes being a talentless hack, according to CNN. He issued a statement days after his rant walking back his previous claims. “I have never been in a better position professionally than I am right now.”
Sure, Fredo, whatever you say.