CNN anchor Chris Cuomo thought it's good idea to compare racial slur to fake new, follows with apologies
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo decided it was a good idea to compare irresponsible journalism to a racial slur.
On Michael Smerconish’s SiriusXM POTUS Politics show, he said “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. 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.”
Obviously, this was not going to be received well by the general public, because…they’re so from being the same. The very same afternoon after his radio appearance, Mr. Cuomo came to the same conclusion and made the only decision that could be made – he apologized.
Fake news is nothing comparing to the racial slur. Only people who deny our history would think about it. And Mr. Cuomo that with simple apologies they can erase the centuries of tragedy. We should held accountable all people using racial slurs in wrong way.