CNN’s Cuomo: Calling Journalism ‘Fake News’ Is the Same As Calling a Black Person the ‘N-Word’ CNN’s Cuomo: Calling Journalism ‘Fake News’ Is the Same As Calling a Black Person the ‘N-Word’ – NTK Network

CNN’s Cuomo: Calling Journalism ‘Fake News’ Is the Same As Calling a Black Person the ‘N-Word’

The CNN host compared the charge of false journalism to the use of an ethnic slur. He later apologized.

By NTK Staff | 02.09.2017 @3:54pm
CNN’s Cuomo: Calling Journalism ‘Fake News’ Is the Same As Calling a Black Person the ‘N-Word’

Chris Cuomo, the host of CNN’s New Day, said on Michael Smerconish’s radio show Thursday that the charge of “fake news” to a journalist was the same as calling a black person the “n-word.”

“I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the ‘n-word’ for journalists,” Cuomo said.

“It’s the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity,” Cuomo continued. “That’s what ‘fake news’ is to a journalist. It is an ugly insult.”

Cuomo has a history of flippantly comparing issues to racism, like in December when he compared President Trump’s EPA pick to segregationists.

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