CNN host Chris Cuomo is feeling the pain endured by the reporter who was allegedly body-slammed by Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte.
On the heels of Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs being assaulted, a Cuomo fan took to social media to herald the efforts put forth by his hero, who was recently called “a chained lunatic” by President Donald Trump for his “level of hatred.”
— Sean Gould (@mrbirdman305) May 25, 2017
The lofty praise resonated with Cuomo, who responded with an observation of his own, tweeting: “Thx but in truth media populated with a lot of brave people who care about protecting your right to information. This is a tough time.”
Thx but in truth media populated with a lot of brave people who care about protecting your right to information. This is a tough time. https://t.co/tUNgHsLKlH
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 25, 2017
Keen observers will note that while Cuomo had the temerity to talk about “protecting your right to information,” the humble CNN host offered not a single “get out of here” or “fuhgettaboutit” in response to the “superhero” label.
The reaction on social media included a rather pointed critique of the Cuomo fanboy.
— njo1965 (@njo1965) May 25, 2017
Not that our superhero was spared any indignation:
The Media, heroes in their own mind. https://t.co/NbAP0quUpK
— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) May 25, 2017
— angry bear (@chirho1981) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo Good boy. Take another mani-pedi out of petty cash.
— Linda Baker (@LuckyL8e) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo Tough times? Try Afghanistan you clown!
— Len J Lemmer (@LennyJLem) May 25, 2017
But the bulk of the comments seemed to center on the remark about protecting the public’s right to information, given the media’s slumber these past 8 years.
Yes, you and your ilk have awoken from an 8 year slumber to do battle! So brave. I guess the new ruling party did not want a lapdog https://t.co/mHNb2VWRCl
— Scuba_Dude (@Scuba_Dude) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo too bad you were asleep for those 8 obama years riddled with scandal!
— CHRISTmas EVERYDAY (@robertwaligora) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo Unfortunately info that mostly fits their narrative and political ideology. The rest is omitted
— Daniel Benilevi (@dbenilevi) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo The irony of this tweet is chuckle-inducing. Glad you guys are refreshed after your 8-year nap.
— Todd White (@hecubus1st) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo Kinda hard too get 8 years of sleep out of your eyes!
— Terri Davis (@tedavis62) May 25, 2017
— Jim (@WontComply) May 25, 2017
— Fed Up American (@fremontdad) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo Hahaha….The “Minister Of Truth” Chrissy?
— Milo™ (@chasbottom) May 25, 2017
@ChrisCuomo Chris, seems if ratings across all of media skyrocketed since Trump gained popularity 2 years ago. How tough is it, aren’t yall banking in?
— $EAN (@thegodfather_ee) May 25, 2017
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