CNN’s Chris Cuomo inadvertently set the name of Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann trending on social media.
Cuomo was called out for applying a double standard after he expressed outrage over U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin joking that Greta Thunberg should go and study “economics in college.”
“Why do these trumpers think it is ok to go at a kid?” the CNN host asked in a tweet Thursday, linking to a Washington Post article about Mnuchin mocking the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Asked about Thunberg’s demand that public and private sectors immediately divest from fossil fuels, Mnuchin remarked that “after she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us.”
Mnuchin hits a lib nerve, says climate activist Thunberg needs economics education before lecturing the masses https://t.co/zDvDX5tmHv
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 23, 2020
Virtue-signaling liberals were outraged that the Trump administration official dared to insult their environmental darling, and Cuomo joined the bandwagon.
Why do these trumpers think it is ok to go at a kid? https://t.co/RYY2IrJPL3
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) January 23, 2020
Apparently, Cuomo forgot some key factors, not the least of which is that Thunberg, as a public figure and Time’s “Person of the Year,” is inevitably going to come under scrutiny.
This is – of course – why they make children the face of their movements, precisely so you can’t criticize them. If the left wants to have a serious debate about climate change it should put forward individuals prepared to have that debate. https://t.co/jjsSLO9wm1
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) January 23, 2020
But Twitter users quickly reminded the “Cuomo Prime Time” anchor that his own network just settled a lawsuit with Sandmann, another “kid” who was targeted by the left for supposedly being disrespectful in a “standoff” with Native American elder Nathan Phillips.
This is a hilarious question in light of CNN recently settling a defamation case with with a teenager — a teenager who truly wasn’t a public figure. https://t.co/APfPCY62uu
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 23, 2020
The confrontation last year went viral with the media jumping on Sandmann with premature condemnation. Cuomo was part of the torch-carrying mob that attacked the student.
“The kid, Nick Sandmann, he doesn’t seem to be afraid, but he did make a choice and that was to make it a standoff. That was not a good choice,” he said at the time. “If that were my son, who happens to go to a great Catholic school, would I like what he did? If I were there, would I have allowed the kids to be in that situation? No and no. There was a disrespect at play that doesn’t work for me in these circumstances.”
Sandmann filed a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit, which CNN just settled, accusing the network of having “brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child.”
Covington student Nick Sandmann settles lawsuit with CNN https://t.co/usT4hFAc0Q
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 8, 2020
Cuomo’s defense of Thunberg sparked an avalanche of Twitter responses calling out his hypocrisy.
The name Nick Sandman escape your mind? Or are @CNN employees ordered to pretend you didn’t pay him millions for smearing him a year ago for not supporting your left-wing politics? https://t.co/FJYhnHWFqU
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 23, 2020
Chris, your network literally just settled with a Covington High School kid after you smeared him. https://t.co/iVyov1LDRy
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 23, 2020
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 23, 2020
Nick Sandmann? https://t.co/cUeeDgMCxs
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 23, 2020
Didn’t your garbage network just settle a nine-figure lawsuit for defaming a Catholic child at a pro-life march? https://t.co/C5iToustQA
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 23, 2020
Are you kidding me?https://t.co/v18aj9KrgT
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 23, 2020
Greta talks about climate change on the international stage. Nick Sandmann smirked.
Which one does CNN think is okay to “go at”?
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) January 23, 2020
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