CNN’s Chris Cuomo Apologizes for Comparing ‘Fake News’ to Saying N-Word

Chris Cuomo

CNN’s Chris Cuomo apologized this afternoon for saying “fake news” is basically the journalistic equivalent of the n-word.

Cuomo said earlier today, “I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity. That’s what fake news is to a journalist.”

Cuomo tweeted this follow-up:

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