On Thursday CNN’s Chris Cuomo said on SiriusXM that being called fake news “as the equivalent of the N-word for journalists.”
The Washington Examiner has the details on the story.
“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,” Cuomo said on SiriusXM. “That’s what fake news is to a journalist.”
“‘Fake news’ is the worst thing that you could call a journalist,” he said. “It’s like an ethnic disparagement. We all have these ugly words for people, and that’s the one for journalists.”
Cuomo was responding to a tweet from Trump that accused Cuomo of conducting a poor interview with Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.
Regardless of Cuomo’s view on Trump’s tweet, this is a horrible comparison. So what about news, that does turn out to be false? Is Cuomo still going to make this accusation?
In fact, The Federalist ran a piece on Monday listing 16 major false news stories that took place since Trump’s inauguration.
Since at least Donald Trump’s election, our media have been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump’s constant railing against the American press, there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves.
We are in the midst of an epidemic of fake news.
It is why people are sick and tired of the mainstream media. They continue to lie so often, and then when they get called out for it, liberals like Cuomo complain and make stupid, false comparisons.
Eventually, he did apologize for making the horrible equivalence on Twitter.
I was wrong. Calling a journalist fake -nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. I should not have said it. I apologize https://t.co/TJGUgWz9Q2
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 9, 2017
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