CNN gives Jeffrey Toobin front-row seat for announcement of Chris Cuomo’s suspension, conjuring up comparisons

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CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, who recently took several months off amid a scandal of his own, had a front-row seat on Tuesday when Anderson Cooper awkwardly addressed the suspension of his primetime colleague Chris Cuomo, who was benched amid revelations of his deep involvement in his brother's scandals earlier this year.

"Some news about this network," Cooper told CNN viewers after wrapping up a discussion with the network’s top legal analyst, sidelined from last October until June over his Zoom masturbation incident, who was still visible on screen.

"It involves Chris Cuomo, the host of ‘Cuomo Prime Time.’ New documents released this week indicated that Chris was more intimately involved than previously known in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo craft a defense amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations," Cooper said as the camera cut away from Toobin to focus solely on the "AC 360" host.

Perhaps Toobin’s presence was simply a coincidence, or maybe a su... (Read more)