Long known for suffering from a debilitating case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, liberal CNN host Chris Cuomo committed an embarrassing own goal on Thursday by challenging a detractor on social media to support the assertion that he makes a practice of disregarding facts that fail to suit his worldview, as Fox News reports.
The firestorm erupted when Cuomo pontificated that “Problem is truth is now at the mercy of what people want to be true. If you don’t like it…it isn’t the truth,” as the Daily Mail noted.
A Twitter user with the handle @Dayton89Jim took to the platform to chide Cuomo’s journalistic approach, saying, “you constantly deny facts you don’t like.” That opening salvo prompted the touchy prime time personality to acerbically reply, “Name one? Tick tock,” and then the fun really began.
The evidence against Cuomo’s implied claim of unimpeachable reporting ethics came fast and furious, with New York Post columnist Kaol Markowicz reminding the host of his questionable conduct during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “You broke quarantine while actually sick with COVID.”
Pointedly referencing the CNN star’s glaring blind spot concerning the many controversies surrounding his famous sibling, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), Fox News senior meteorologist – a prominent critic of the latter for his pandemic nursing home policies – added, “Anything that has to do with your brother?”
Nicholas Fondacaro of the Media Research Center put together a long list of areas in which Chris Cuomo’s words did not quite match the facts, referencing the host’s declarations on everything from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ job performance to likening voter integrity bills to “Jim Crow.”
-DeSantis did a better job than Andrew
-You push Rebekah Jones’ lies
-Telling your brother to claim he was a target of cancel culture
-You claim the GOP wants Jim Crow
-You didn’t know 1A protects peaceful protests
-You claimed “Fredo” was an ethnic slur
Want more? https://t.co/A94hO8h2kr
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) June 17, 2021
Other Twitter users focused less on compiling specific examples of Cuomo’s perfidy than on highlighting the immediately – and humorously – disastrous consequences of his posturing, with Alex Holzbach musing, “Cuomo spending all day demanding people ‘show proof’ – then ignores the dozens of people that show proof,” suggesting that the host simply “Enjoy the ratio,” referring to the social media phenomenon whereby replies to a post end up outnumbering the likes or retweets received.
As the Post aptly reminded Cuomo, it is never wise to ask a question to which you really don’t want the answer, and after this humiliating experience, one would think it unlikely that he will ever make the same mistake again.