CNN is hurting with fake news label. CNN host Chris Cuomo claims being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists.’ Hey CNN, let the people decide if you’re fake news or not. Unfortunately, after your pathetic coverage of 2016 election and slobbering behavior during Obama administration, we are not blind, your label of fake news has basis.
BUSINESS INSIDER: CNN host Chris Cuomo said on Thursday that he believes hurling the “fake news” insult at journalists is similar to when individuals use racial slurs against minorities.
“I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists,” Cuomo said on SiriusXM, “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,” the CNN host continued, adding, “It’s an ugly insult and you better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose.”
Earlier in the day, Cuomo said being called “fake news” is “like an ethnic disparagement” for journalists, but he fell short at the time of comparing it to the n-word.