Chris Cuomo is a lot of things: the marginalized little brother to the latest COVID-19 hero and a well-educated attorney. He hails from a political dynasty – not one with Kennedy style or grace, but a dynasty nonetheless. And he is a well-compensated actor for the lowest-ranking cable news network having his butt routinely kicked by a girl and a conservative.
But after the nasty little bug wreaked havoc on his home state and city, it would appear the man has had an epiphany of sorts – or perhaps his fever is back. During a bit of a rant on his SiriusXM show, little brother dissed his employer:
“I don’t like what I do professionally … talking to Democrats about things that I don’t really believe they mean … talking to Republicans about them parroting things they feel they have to say.”
He is still employed, but is he trying to “find himself” and potentially a new career? Or does he realize the hyper-partisanship of CNN really does suck? He hinted at being the last dog in the partisan sled line: “I’ll never be Sean Hannity. I’ll never have this mass following that echoes a political set of ideas and principles that I’ll agree with. Similarly, Rachel Maddow.”
And no one wants that position.
Maybe it’s simply that his journalism chops are non-existent, as Liberty Nation’s Graham J. Noble points out, “On so many levels, it is hard to sympathize with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. That he is a simpering, leftist pundit who appears to have no interest in objectivity, rationality, or truth is not really in doubt.”
But what will a short-tempered, well-compensated talking head do if not wax philosophical on cable?
Fredo, by Any Other Name
Little brother has had a rough few years: Contracting with President Trump’s favorite fake news target CNN, catching the dreaded virus, and attracting an unwelcome Easter Sunday visitor who called him names. He returned the favor by telling the world: “I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullsh** to me, I don’t want to hear it.” The sticks-and- stones lesson must not have been taught in the Cuomo family.
And then there was the embarrassing incident when a guy called Christopher Charles ”Fredo” — the weak middle brother in The Godfather movie. Cuomo went all “family” and threatened to throw the guy down the escalator. Is it possible that he is just over being so mediocre? Well, Cuomo did say, “I don’t think it’s worth it to me because I don’t think I mean enough, I don’t think I matter enough, I don’t think I can really change anything, so then what am I really doing?”
Pity, Party of One
Ah, it would appear life changes during the pandemic have allowed little brother to spread his wings and finally come clean about life in a partisan-fueled battle that sees him on the losing side. Is he re-evaluating his partisan part in the age of Trump? Or is a new career on the horizon?
“I’m basically being perceived as successful in a system that I don’t value. I’m seen as being good at being on TV and advocating for different positions … but I don’t know if I value those things, certainly not as much as I value being able to live my life on my own terms.”
It’s now a wait and see if CNN re-evaluates Christopher Charles Cuomo.
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