There were a lot of embarrassing moments over at CNN as they failed miserably trying to cover the 2016 election cycle in a fair way.
2017 hasn’t been much kinder.
In fact, they may have reached a new low today…
During Thursday morning’s edition of the New Day program on the Cable News Network, co-host Chris Cuomo responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump that accused him of producing “fake news” by declaring that is “the worst thing you can call a journalist.”
“It’s like an ethnic disparagement,” Cuomo stated. “We all have ugly words for people, and that’s the one for journalists.”
Cuomo basically just said that being called out for shoddy journalism is the same as being called a racial slur.
Maybe a little much?
He apologized later in the day.
However, the CNN co-host then tweeted an apology for his previous conduct:
I was wrong. Calling a journalist fake — nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. I should not have said it. I apologize.
Can you imagine if a conservative commentator had said something racially insensitive like this?