CNN's Cuomo 'Sorry' For Saying Calling Journalists 'Fake News' Is Equivalent Of 'N-Word'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Feb. 10, 2017

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Thursday calling journalists "fake news" is "the equivalent of the n-word."

From Sirius XM:
Attacks on the press for being ‘fake news’ have become a staple of President Trump‘s rhetoric, with CNN — hosts/reporters included — often being called out by name.

“The only thing that’s bothersome about it, is that I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity.That’s what fake news is to a journalist.,” CNN’s Chris Cuomo told Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124) Thursday.

“It is an ugly insult and you better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose and the president was not right here and he has not been right in the past,” Cuomo added.


Cuomo apologized for the statement Thursday afternoon on twitter.

"I was wrong," he said. "Calling a journalist fake -nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. I should not have said it. I apologize."


Incidentally, some fake news site Geek.com called your's truly "fake news" for accurately reporting a hate crime hoax as a hate crime hoax.

As the site is imploding, I didn't bother to file a complaint. That said, if what Chris Cuomo says is true perhaps I could accuse them of a hate crime.

Follow InformationLiberation on Twitter and Facebook.













All original InformationLiberation articles CC 4.0



About Us - Disclaimer - Privacy Policy