CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo Indefinitely

Headline Roundup December 1st, 2021

CNN suspended primetime anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely Tuesday.

The suspension comes after new information emerged regarding Cuomo's involvement in helping his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, craft a defense against sexual misconduct allegations. According to text messages and other evidence released by the New York Attorney General on Monday, Chris Cuomo urged his brother not to resign, used his press connections to get information on news coverage about accusations before publication, and helped his brother monitor and keep track of allegations. Cuomo has not yet directly addressed his suspension. Andrew Cuomo resigned as New York's governor in August after the state's attorney general concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women.

Media across the spectrum covered the news. Coverage from many right-rated outlets and some center-rated outlets framed CNN as biased and Cuomo as unethical, and questioned why he hadn't been fired yet.

From the Right
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Maybe he’s embracing the only job he expects to keep.

Chris Cuomo on Tuesday used his SiriusXM show to speak about his brother’s resignation as governor of New York despite being banned from discussing it on CNN — which is weighing his future as a network host amid calls for his ouster.

The risky move came just one day after explosive documents released by state Attorney General Letitia James revealed how the star of “Cuomo Prime Time” secretly contacted news industry “sources” for advance information about the sexual harassment scandal that later forced Andrew...

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From the Left
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CNN has “indefinitely” suspended anchor Chris Cuomo after new documents emerged this week detailing assistance he provided to his older brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid the sexual harassment allegations that eventually led to the governor’s resignation.

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvements in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”

The documents and transcripts,...

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From the Center
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CNN has suspended anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely following new revelations about his involvement in the harassment case against his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

"The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense," CNN said in a statement to The Hill on Tuesday evening.

"The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions. When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged...

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