CNN’s Chris Cuomo claims to be a journalist, but he isn’t very good at upholding his journalistic duty.
During CNN’s Monday night coverage of the Republican National Convention, the liberal host of “Cuomo Prime Time” spoke to his colleague Don Lemon and gave a jaw-dropping justification for why CNN doesn’t fact-check Democrats.
Unbelievably, Cuomo didn’t deny that Democrats lie – in fact, he openly admitted it.
He just decided they deserve a pass when it comes to fact-checking because, in his opinion, Trump’s lies are worse.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo raises eyebrows after claiming CNN doesn’t fact-check the Dems because they don’t lie like Trump.. and then accusing Sen. Tim Scott of ‘carrying water’ for the President https://t.co/KBYSduJbPQ pic.twitter.com/qSnI5iUGCR
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“[W]ho are people going to believe? We’ll see who makes the better case,” Cuomo said.
“And yeah, you can fact-check it to death. We could fact-check this convention all night.
“People were saying, ‘You didn’t fact-check the Democrats.’ They are not lying the way Trump does.
“Do politicians lie? Of course,” Cuomo continued. “Do both parties engage in it? Yes, I’ll give you the full Guilfoyle! But not like Donald Trump. Nobody lies the way this man does, has, and will that I’ve ever seen in politics.”
Cuomo apparently forgot that a journalist’s job is to report the facts and to expose lies regardless of your feelings for the source.
It’s also ironic that, in the same conversation, Cuomo accused Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina of carrying water for Republicans while Cuomo himself happily carries water for the Democrats.
If Democrats are lying (and again, Cuomo openly admitted they lie), why should they be immune to being fact-checked?
In fact, even if Cuomo accepts their assertions at face value, isn’t it his journalistic duty to double check?
This is a clear case of media bias.
Cuomo, like so many on the left, hates Trump so much that he’s willing to let lies from the left slide in favor of what he considers the “greater good”: ousting Trump in November.
To be fair, this is the same guy who brought his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, onto his show to play with giant cotton swabs — but failed to press him about the thousands of nursing home deaths caused by the governor’s failed coronavirus policies.
High journalistic standards are probably too much to expect.
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