Not since Hillary Clinton at the Alamo, Joe Biden at Valley Forge, and Pee Wee Herman at Thermopylae have we seen such raw grit as fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has displayed, reporting “live from the Ukraine war zone.” Helmet and all. Dodging artillery shells, dancing around the mines.
And 24 hours later he’s spotted in the Hamptons. Whoosh! Magic slippers, anyone? Who knew Russian troops had gotten as far west as Long Island?
Cuomo was fired by CNN–this is where the journalism bar is set really, really low–for helping his brother Andrew get away with assorted misdeeds as governor of New York. So now he’s “free-lancing.” He went to Ukraine in June. Now he’s back.
It reminds me of Dan Rather’s maybe-maybe not expedition to Afghanistan to cover the Soviet invasion of that country. There is a sizeable body of opinion that Gunga Dan, native costume and all, never set foot in Afghanistan and was perfectly satisfied to use the much safer scenery they had in Pakistan. He denies it to this day, but I don’t believe him.
Okay, maybe Cuomo did go to the Ukraine war zone, maybe he didn’t–no way to find out. It’s just that we’ve learned that our big-name noozies almost never tell the truth… about anything. I mean, come on–Hillary Clinton dodging bullets on an embattled airfield in the Balkans? “And then I drew my Clinton knife! They call it a Bowie knife, but I invented it! David Bowie never had a knife like this…”
Save it for the campfire, Chris. Maybe some kid will enjoy it.
Cuomo says that, in firing him, CNN has also been “smearing” his journalistic integrity. This is like shooting centaurs out of season. He wants $125 million in damages. Boy Howdy.
CNN says Cuomo, by spouting so many lies on the air–especially lies about his bro, then-NY Gov. Andrew “America was never that great” Cuomo–he damaged CNN’s reputation. Its journalistic integrity, if you like.
Crikey, I can actually feel brain cells shriveling up and dying as I read this schiff! You’ll find the Seven Cities of Gold before you find the most microscopic trace of journalistic integrity at CNN. It’s down below there with the kraken. It’s hiding out with the brownies.
It is whispered around the campfire that once upon a time, long, long ago, a leftid–on purpose, no less!–told the truth about something and instantly perished by spontaneous combustion. They couldn’t even find his coke spoon.
Journalistic integrity. Holy cow. I never, ever dreamed they could inflate hypocrisy to such dimensions.
Let’s not fall into the trap of thinking of this year, 2021, as a uniquely awful year, politically. 2016 was pretty abominable, too.
Dig noozie Chris Cuomo–you remember news reporters: they used to report the news–trying to bury the news that squirted out of some documents leaked from the Hillary Clinton campaign. He actually implied that ordinary people, peasants like us, might get in trouble for reading these documents–which by then had been widely published.
Well, I guess when you’re a big noozie and your brother’s governor of New York, you get to thinking you’re a cut above the plebs and not bound by the same standards.
But Andrew Cuomo this year was forced to resign as governor (and he’s extremely lucky it was only for sexual harassment!) and now Bro Chris is in hot water… for sexual harassment. Must be something in the Cuomo gene pool.
Just for the record, once something has been published, even if it was originally obtained illegally, the public has a right to read it.
Even when the news media try to shut it down by telling scary lies.
Law professor Jonathan Turley says of course it’s not unlawful to download information made “widely available” by someone else–even if that someone came by the information illegally, in the first place. “Otherwise,” said the prof, “possession of the Pentagon Papers would lead to the arrest of tens of thousands of citizens.”
It’s about time someone pointed that out. Better late than never.
But this is the quintessence of “progressivism”: dumb ’em down, create “an unaware and compliant citizenry” (to quote from one of those documents that Cuomo thinks I shouldn’t have been allowed to read), and let the self-anointed “experts” herd ’em this way and that like cattle. They’ll be the Morlocks, we’ll be the Eloi. (If the allusion escapes you, watch The Time Machine.)
The most dishonest, least informative, most unspeakably corrupt news media in world history all want Hillary Clinton to be president and are working night and day to make that happen.
He made this grotesque remark in an interview with Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, in which he tried to overthrow Moore’s argument that marriage is ordained by God to consist of a man and a woman. Judge Moore is a great man. Chris, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo–who famously postulated that a Christian politician need not, in his public policy, be guided by Christian morality–is a noozie, which these days is a shameful thing to be. He is also an ignoramus, running straight up against Thomas Jefferson: who wrote, in The Declaration of Independence,
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights…
“Inalienable,” for those who can’t do adult crossword puzzles, means not for sale, cannot be given away, cannot be taken away: these are rights that are inherent in our status as human beings.
I leave it to you whether this noozie is a pagan. But if he isn’t, I daresay there’s something very deficient in his grasp of Christian doctrine.
What man can give, man can take away. The noozies are comfortable with that now because their favorite progs and libs control the state. They ought to bear in mind Plutarch’s observation that tyranny is a nice, high perch, but there’s no safe way down from it.