Chris Cuomo blasts ‘manufactured division’, resurrects career with groveling mea culpa: ‘Here to expose the game’
Chris Cuomo has come back from the media dead and is now a host on NewsNation, asserting that he has “learned lessons” after being terminated by CNN and is vowing to not be part of “groupthink” any longer.
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“This show will be topical, but it won’t be typical,” he proclaimed. “I’m not going to follow the pack – I’m here to expose the game.”
Cuomo was kicked to the curb by CNN after getting caught advising his disgraced brother, then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who was mired in sexual harassment and COVID scandals at the time.
The leftist anchor is suing his former employer CNN for $125 million in unpaid wages and stands a very good chance of collecting those funds.
But while that is going on, Cuomo is making his comeback on NewsNation. On Monday, he explained on his new show that he had learned from his mistakes and is moving on.
#LetsGetAfterIt the show: what matters and why. Not just politics and def more than just the toxic left/right game. no demonizing, but no false equivalency either. Lets have the discussion that you have In reality, not on social media pic.twitter.com/zJyAsTu6DS
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) October 2, 2022
He asserted that “the past is prologue,” when it comes to his career.
“All that has happened before has led to this moment,” he told his viewers. “I’ve learned lessons, good and bad.”
Cuomo went on to thank his friends, family, and therapist for being there for him while he got his head on straight and insisted that he was excited to return to his role as a news anchor.
He claimed he was “humbled by what happened, and hungry to do better than before,” while promising to “do more – to not just play, or even referee, the game.”
All disgraced people are who the Democrats love. They get there own shows/time slots. Chris Cuomo is one
— Law and Order (@TrumpIsBack7) October 2, 2022
NewsNation averaged 46,000 viewers in prime time last year, according to the Washington Post. Bringing a big name like Cuomo onboard is seen as a coup for the network.
Cuomo told podcast host Kara Swisher last week that he knew his new show was a step down from his previous position but said he still had a lot to give.
Far from being humble, Cuomo stated that he had unparalleled insight into politics after growing up with his father and brother who were both former governors of New York.
“I’ve seen the inner workings of campaigns,” he bragged. “I know the deal, inside and out. I want to bring all of that to the table to help you. I want you to count on me to going where it matters.”
Chris Cuomo’s new show on NewsNation is premiering tonight. And one of his first guests will be Dan Rather. He’s starting it off right with a serial liar who rode #FakeNews to the death of his career at CBS.
He’ll also be talking with Bill Maher. pic.twitter.com/zNzu64MxuA
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) October 3, 2022
“I’m not coming from a place of cynicism,” Cuomo said. “I’m an optimist and there’s good news you will hear about that makes us great and you will see how the faces and places in this nation are interconnected and interdependent – that we still dare to care about one another, both across the street or across the country.”
“As loud and as angry as our world can sound: regular people like you, not the fringe, are the overwhelming majority,” he declared. “We are still nowhere near our potential. We are manipulated by manufactured division that only works to advance the interests of the fringe and the fake.”
Cuomo said that his show would be “old school” with a phone line for people to call in on. He emphasized that he wants to speak to people and not engage in social media commentary and specifically not with “raging radicals or someone with keyboard muscles.”
His first-week lineup includes Whoopi Goldberg, Anthony Fauci, and Tulsi Gabbard. On Monday, his guests included John Bolton, Dan Rather, and Bill Maher.
Wanna good laugh?! Just saw a commercial for News Nation. Guess who has a new show. Chris Cuomo! ??
— Shannon ? MAGA American (@_hughesly) October 1, 2022
“You know, conservative is not a bad word. I mean, we have to get over this hatred of the other side because their politics are different,” Maher said on Cuomo’s show.
“You know, there’s this thing I call the ‘good as it gets’ Republican. You know, Bill Barr, Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney, Mike Pence. At the end of the day, they all did the right things on the one key issue, which is, did Trump win that election? And they all said, No, he didn’t,” he stated.
“Okay, I don’t agree with their politics on much else, but that’s as good as it gets Republican. You’re not going to get them to agree with you on most things. If you went down a list of the things Liz Cheney believes most liberals would be booing her out of the room, but she gets cheers now because on that one issue, which is the most fundamental issue right now, she did the right thing,” Maher continued.
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At the end of Cuomo’s first show, he said it was “the best I could have imagined.”
Reportedly, Cuomo will earn $1 million for his new show on NewsNation. That’s a major demotion from the $6 million-a-year paycheck he got at CNN.
Chris Cuomo is still unapologetic for the actions that got him fired and claims he did nothing wrong.
His new show may have big names in the lineup but so far it does not appear to be a draw for real conservatives and Republicans on the right. Perhaps Cuomo sees them as fringe compared to Liz Cheney.
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