Monday on CNN’s Cuomo Primetime, blowhard host Chris Cuomo admitted that he gave advice to his brother, disgraced and lethally incompetent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including urging him to resign, but that he’s “not an adviser.”
“I tried to be there for my brother,” Cuomo said when his brother’s sexual harassment scandal broke. “I’m not an adviser. I’m a brother. I wasn’t in control of anything. I was there to listen and offer my take, and my advice to my brother was simple and consistent: own what you did, tell people what you’ll do to be better, be contrite, and finally, accept that it doesn’t matter what you intended, what matters is how your actions and words were perceived. And yes, while it was something I never imagined ever having to do, I did urge my brother to resign when the time came…
“And as you know, back in May, when I was told to no longer communicate with my brother’s aides in any group meetings, I acknowledged it was a mistake, I apologized to my colleagues, and I stopped, and I meant it,” he continued. “It was a unique situation being a brother to a politician in a scandal and being part of the media.”
Too bad Chris Cuomo and CNN didn’t acknowledge this and remain neutral during Andrew’s far more consequential scandal: the governor’s direct responsibility for thousands of nursing home COVID deaths and his subsequent self-mythologizing as a hero of the pandemic.