Chris Cuomo Just Compared 'Fake News' To The N-Word

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

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo landed himself in hot water after he compared allegations of fake news against journalists to a racial slur.

Here is a sound bite of the radio interview, where Cuomo can be heard calling fake news the equivalent of using the “n-word.”

“The only thing that’s bothersome about it is that 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 said.

“It is an ugly insult, and you had better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose. The president was not right here and he’s not been right in the past,” he added.

The anchor’s remarks came in response to President Donald Trump’s recent tweet in which he was personally attacking him.

 

Trump slammed the anchor in a tweet because, according to him, Cuomo never asked Sen.Dick Blumenthal about misrepresenting his military records. However, the taped interview proves that Trump's claim was false, as it was actually the first question the reporter asked the senator.

 

Unfortunately, the anchor landed himself in a controversy as his remarks were not welcomed on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

The outrage on Twitter soon forced Cuomo to apologize.

 

 

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