As hard as it is to believe, liberal network CNN finally did something right and stood for justice.
President Trump even issued a statement about it, "great news for television viewers, they have just suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely! The big question is, was it because of his horrendous ratings, which in all fairness have permeated CNN and MSDNC, or was it because his brother is no longer Governor? Probably both. In any event, Fredo is gone!"
The NY Post is reporting, CNN “indefinitely” suspended embattled host Chris Cuomo over revelations regarding his secret role in trying to defend his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from the sexual harassment allegations that forced him from office, the network said Tuesday evening.
The move came a day after state Attorney General Letitia James released a trove of subpoenaed records that include texts showing the “Cuomo Prime Time” star agreed to contact news industry “sources” for advance information on damaging reports regarding his older brother.
In a prepared statement, CNN said the material “shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense.
“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions,” the network said.
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
CNN added: “However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
His benching came less than four months after Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace rather than face an all-but-certain impeachment over an Aug. 3 report released by James that found he’d sexually harassed 11 women, including nine current or former state employees.
It also capped a year in which both brothers saw their public personas shattered after Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefings turned him into a media darling who repeatedly appeared on his younger brother’s show, where they teased each other and argued over which one their mom loves more.
The then-governor also had his kid brother, at the time quarantined with COVID-19, appear remotely at one of his briefings to tell how he could “barely, you know, keep it together” and recount a fever dream that featured Andrew Cuomo dancing and waving a wand while saying, “I wish I could make this go away.
CNN previously stood by the anchor of its weekday 9 p.m. show following a May report by the Washington Post that revealed he took part in behind-the-scenes strategy sessions with his brother’s top aides and advisers.
But calls for Chris Cuomo, 51, to be fired intensified after the newly released evidence laid bare the extent of his dual role as network anchor and gubernatorial adviser, with even fellow CNN employees telling The Post earlier Tuesday that he needed to go.