UPDATED 4:05 PM PT — Thursday, June 25, 2020
CNN journalist Chris Cuomo is facing criticism over his most recent interview with his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Journalists have accused him of being “obviously” biased when reporting on issues regarding his brother’s state.
“This was very hard and I know it’s not over, but obviously I love you as a brother,” stated Chris. “Obviously I’ll never be objective, I think you’re the best politician in the country.”
Others have called the interview an “embarrassing” attempt to make light of a serious situation.
“I hope you are able to appreciate what you did in your state and what it means for the rest of the country now, what it will always mean for those who love and care about you the most,” added Chris.
CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo to his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:
“I’m wowed by what you did… Obviously I’ll never be objective. Obviously I think you're the best politician in the country… but I’ve never seen anything like what you did.”
This passes for “journalism?” pic.twitter.com/SsjSWUS47O
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 25, 2020
This was the 11th televised interview the brothers have done together within the last three months.
Critics also slammed the television anchor for not being hard enough towards his brother when it came coronavirus issues New York has faced, including the thousands of deaths inside nursing homes across the state.
Governor Cuomo seemed to have no problem accepting his brother’s praise. He brushed off the nursing home dilemma by calling it a “tragedy” and claimed he has done everything “right” so far during the pandemic.
“I did what was right, I’m comfortable with what I did. I think the facts bear it out, I think the numbers bear it out. I think we saved tens of thousands of lives. I did what was right. You tell the truth, you get every night and you tell the truth whether they like it or not.” – Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York
More than 6,000 New Yorkers have died inside nursing homes. Many families have been left with questions and are demanding for someone to be held accountable.