Chris Cuomo really jumped the shark on Bill Maher’s late-night show ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ where he claimed to be a ‘free agent’ and ultimly blamed his viewers for making him a corrupt reporter who used his position at CNN to defend his brother against his accusers. Cuomo’s brother, Andrew was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment while he was Governor of New York. The former Governor’s accusors were ignored by the NY AG but his brother was fired for abusing his power at CNN.
Cuomo, 51, claimed that “he lost a sense of purpose” when he was fired from CNN. “This is my brother, obviously I’m not objective. Obviously, I’m going to help him,” Cuomo told Maher about advising Andrew.
“I feel like I lost a sense of purpose for a while because of how things ended.”
Andrew Cuomo was not held legally responsible for the alleged sexual harassment or mishandling of COVID-19 patients but was shamed out of Albany by voters.
“I’m supposed to say, ‘Oh, he’s great!’ But that would be what we call bulls–t, right?” Cuomo said of the 64-year-old former gov.
“This has been hard, and you learn a lot about the people in your life when you watch them struggle. It’s true, when you struggle you learn who your friends are. I’ve always known who my friends are, I’ve had them for a very long time. But he has been in a struggle, and I have watched it.”
Cuomo recently landed another gig at NewsNation and says he takes pitty on his old employer who seems to be struggling without his rhetoric.
“I want good things for people there. I don’t like how it ended. I had a great team I didn’t get to say goodbye to. I just want to move on,” Cuomo said.
The journalist advocated for an end to the US’ two-party system and said he was glad to be getting back into the news with his podcast and new TV role where he was looking forward to “breaking through the toxic twosome of partisan politics.”
“Obviously, I’m going to help him,” Cuomo told Maher about advising his brother.
He also explained why his late father former Gov. Mario Cuomo didn’t make a bid for the White House after being considered a front runner for the Democratic nomination in 1988 and 1992.
“It wasn’t because we’re in the mob,” Cuomo said of innuendo associated with his family’s Italian heritage.
“He didn’t run because he didn’t think he was good enough to be president,” Cuomo explained.
Cuomo was fired for breaking journalistic standards after he acted as an adviser for his brother’s failed public relations effort to dodge sexual misconduct allegations.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.