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Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson responded to the indefinite suspension of CNN host Chris Cuomo – and it might not be what you’d expect.
Cuomo came under fire earlier in the week following reports that indicate he used media sources to track down information on his brother, disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s, sexual harassment accusers.
CNN evaluated the findings and declared them serious enough to warrant an ‘indefinite suspension’ from the network.
“These documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew,” they said in a statement. “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
Tucker Carlson, by no means an ally of Chris Cuomo, began his show with a defense of the anchor over his suspension from CNN.
It was, after all, Carlson who would frequently call out Cuomo for his staged news segments and repeatedly mocked him for his endless self-absorbed workout videos.
Sometimes, he even combined the two, once outing Chris for staging emergence from a coronavirus quarantine and describing him as a “buff cable news Lazarus.”
Monday’s segment delivered more of the same from Carlson as he delivered endless jokes about Cuomo and his weightlifting segments.
Tucker began by wondering how Cuomo ever got to be the star of CNN in the first place.
“How, we wondered, how could a man who could barely speak English wind up with a paying job on television?” he said. “Some kind of weird affirmative action program for the illiterate?”
What may surprise you, however, is that Carlson came strongly to Cuomo’s defense, indicating that these actions were the least of his journalistic transgressions because he was putting family first – no matter how “loathsome” his brother is.
“Your most basic obligation is to the people you are related to,” Carlson pointed out. “When they need your help – no matter who they are, even if you’re the governor of a state, even if they are horrible people – you help them anyway because it’s your family.”
“Chris Cuomo may be an idiot – and he is – but he understands that,” he added. “What a thing to be fired for.”
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