CNN’s Chris Cuomo: ‘Fake News’ Label Is ‘Equivalent of the N-Word for Journalists’


Chris Cuomo told CNN colleague and SiriusXM radio host Michael Smerconish that he views the “fake news” label thrown at the media as the journalistic equivalent of the n-word.

Cuomo spoke to a Democratic senator today who confirmed that Neil Gorsuch expressed his concern about President Trump‘s attacks on the judiciary. Trump tweeted this in response:

Cuomo pushed back against Trump earlier today, but elaborated with this stunning remark to Smerconish:

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. It is an ugly insult, and you’d better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose.

Listen above, via SiriusXM.

UPDATE –– 4:32 pm ET: Cuomo has since apologized.

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