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:
I was wrong. Calling a journalist fake -nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. I should not have said it. I apologize https://t.co/TJGUgWz9Q2
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 9, 2017
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