Independent journalist Megyn Kelly has blasted the Cuomo brothers as privileged legacy hires trading on the name of “daddy.”
She also expressed some doubt as to whether the older sibling, who just resigned as governor of New York, is truly finished in politics, and whether the younger one — a “loser” — can ethically continue as a network news anchor.
In a hard-hitting interview on Newsmax TV, Kelly also lamented that, in comparison, Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal got far less coverage than the sexual harassment allegations against him.
CNN has a lot of explaining to do in terms of Chris Cuomo’s behind-the-scenes role as an advisor to his brother that he only admitted after The Washington Post outed him, Kelly underscored to former Fox News colleague Eric Bolling on his show “The Balance.”
“Well, this is a career-defining and a character-defining moment for CNN…This is a moment for [CNN president] Jeff Zucker. Does he care at all about journalistic standards? Is there one percent of that left in that news organization or isn’t there?” Kelly wondered about the self-described most trusted name in news that is increasingly becoming the least trusted and least-watched.
Insofar as to whether Andrew Cuomo’s political career is actually finished, Kelly wasn’t sure.
“I’d like to say yes, but I don’t know. I am a lifelong New York state gal. And they love their Democrats in New York and they love the Cuomos. They loved his dad. I mean, he was born into such a family of privilege – he and his loser brother on CNN – born into such a family of privilege,” Kelly told Bolling.
“These guys never would’ve achieved the positions they have had it not been for their daddy and his name, very popular three-term governor of New York, Mario Cuomo. So they get into these positions and what do they do? They abuse them,” Kelly continued.
Watch the interview embedded below and form your own conclusions:
Multimedia pundit Clay Travis has suggested that Andrew Cuomo may run for his old job in 2022 as a way to obtain redemption.
Assemblyman Ron Kim has urged the state legislature to continue with its impeachment proceedings to prevent Andrew Cuomo from attempting a political comeback.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 12, 2021
That Chris Cuomo provided his brother with advice during the sexual harassment controversy is unacceptable, Kelly insisted.
According to Kelly, moreover, there is no way that Chris Cuomo can ever report on sexual harassment stories going forward. “He’s lost all credibility…at a minimum, this guy needs to be turfed for a long time, if not let out of that post.”
“We now find out that they worked together to try to silence these women and try to attack these some-odd 11 accusers that came forward against Andrew Cuomo,” she noted.
Kelly praised one of the accusers, Lindsey Boylan, in particular, because — in contrast to the Cuomos — her background is anything but privileged.
“And when she finds the courage to tweet about it, what do these privileged brothers do?” she asked rhetorically. “You know, the ones who trade off of their family name, their family connections, their family power.
“They conspired together to try to silence her, humiliate her, embarrass her. They worked with the heads of two woke organizations to try to smear her,” Kelly told Bolling in alluding to politically-driven hypocrisy and victim-shaming.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has pointed out that Boylan waited until after Election 2020 (when Andrew Cuomo’s anti-Trump diatribes no longer mattered), however, to level accusations against the governor.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 11, 2021
Kelly then turned her attention to the nursing home scandal and the absurdity of the media, including brother Chris, in fawning over the governor for his so-called leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“[Cuomo] issued an order that led to the deaths of up to 15,000 senior citizens didn’t get any ink comparatively. It got almost no ink. The media wasn’t interested in that,” she said.
“And why is that? Because they were too busy lauding themselves as ‘Cuomosexuals,’ applauding Andrew Cuomo on Chris Cuomo’s cable news show. It’s so fun. We need a moment of levity. Aren’t they wonderful? Even though Chris asked nothing about the nursing home scandals, which were unfolding when he put his brother on television,” Kelly continued.
Jake Tapper is the only CNN employee who has spoken out about Chris Cuomo’s role in the controversy, Kelly asserted.
“They won’t say a word about brother Chris, who’s been acting like a political operative…this is about what kind of an anchor he is…you have a responsibility to journalism, to your audience, to your news organization, to uphold a higher standard. And if you’re gonna go political operative, full political operative…you’ve got to disclose it, and you’ve got to take a leave of absence,” Kelly noted.
At the beginning of the segment, Kelly denounced (as she has done in the past) divisive critical race theory and also Oregon’s decision to drop reading, writing, and math proficiency from high school diploma requirements.
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