It's not been a good few days for the media sideshow formerly known as "Most Trusted Name in News". First we had the media hall monitor, Tater Stelter, losing his sh*t and crying in his pillow, then we hear Brook Baldwin is in dark places with severe mascara withdrawals, they totally blew the whole Korean Fat Kid is Dead thing, and now we find Fredo Cuomo gets caught faking his heroic emergence from the dankness of his prime-time televised basement solitary confinement.
According to The Federalist, the CNN anchor dramatically staged a post-coronavirus emergence from his basement on Monday’s Fredo Prime Time, falsely implying the footage captured the “official” first moment he left his basement quarantine. But as we have learned, believing anything on CNN is kinda like believing in fairies.
Just last week on his radio show the brother of New York’s governor (Cuomo the Elder) complained about the downsides of his high-profile CNN gig. As the New York Post reported "Fredo then launched into a tale about a ‘loser biker’ who confronted him on Easter Sunday for being outside his property with his family despite his coronavirus diagnosis.” Fredo's staged emergence came after the
In the footage aired by “Fredo Prime Time,” the anchor ascended a staircase claiming, “Alright, here it is, the official reentry from the basement. Cleared by CDC, little sweaty, just worked out, it happens. This is what I’ve been dreaming of, literally for weeks.”
So, Fredo was diagnosed with the virus on March 31. He left his home to visit another property on April 12, at least a 30-minute drive from his home and flouting his own brother’s “essential travel” guidelines. April 20, he aired “the official reentry” from his basement on CNN. That’s the definition of Fake News. These are facts. CNN might call them apples. They indisputably amount to false coverage. They should raise the ire of media defenders. (But they won’t.)
To be clear, as far as CNN falsehoods go, this one isn’t the worst. Yet the weird attempt to revise Cuomo the Younger's personal history remains a glistening example of why the apple-versus-banana channel has serious credibility problems. The same people who rant daily about alleged lies from the White House twist facts to suit their own narratives.
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