CNN anchor Chris Cuomo just dug himself a hole. On SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124) on Thursday, he said:
“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.”
Yea, an entitled journalist being called a “fake news” huckster is the same as being called the n-word. Brilliant.
Well, the backlash was fast and furious. Cuomo had to back down quickly:
Christopher C. Cuomo on Twitter
I was wrong. Calling a journalist fake -nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. I should not have said it. I apologize https://t.co/TJGUgWz9Q2