Journalist Lauren Bassett joined a chorus of voices across the political spectrum who are now calling for Chris Cuomo to be removed from his post covering politics for CNN due to his obvious conflict of interest and bias.
As Fox News reports:
Journalist Laura Bassett wrote Tuesday for MSNBC that CNN host Chris Cuomo “should resign from covering politics or be fired” over advising his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., on responding to the sexual harassment charges against him.
The call to oust another liberal primetime host in Cuomo followed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation detailing multiple instances of sexual harassment by Gov. Cuomo. The explosive report included information about the younger Cuomo working behind the scenes to help his brother respond to the allegations.
“Given this information, Andrew Cuomo should resign immediately or be impeached,” Bassett wrote. “His brother, too, should resign from covering politics or be fired. It’s extremely inappropriate and unethical for a journalist to advise and craft the statements of a politician, regardless of family relation.”
Bassett’s complaints about MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ sexist language toward her led to his abrupt retirement last year.
Others across the political spectrum joined in Bassett’s call to fire Cuomo:
.@EliseStefanik on the Cuomo brothers blaming Italians for their scandal: "That is a smear on Italian-Americans by both Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo…Chris Cuomo should be fired, he needs to be fired immediately." @seanspicer @LyndsayMKeith https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO pic.twitter.com/FoNWcdQg5h
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 3, 2021
not only should chris cuomo be fired, but the people who signed off on him interviewing his brother should be fired. also whoever has failed to fire Chris Cuomo up to this point should be fired.
— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) August 3, 2021