Federalist: “CNN’s Chris Cuomo said Thursday that calling a reporter a purveyor of “fake news” is the same as using a racial slur.
While hosting CNN’s “New Day,” Cuomo read aloud a tweet from President Trump accusing Cuomo of failing to ask Sen. Richard Blumenthal about his military record, then proceeded to throw a fit.
Cuomo had in fact asked Blumenthal about his military record, and played the clip of the interview to prove it.
Blumenthal avoided answering Cuomo’s question. Instead, he talked about comments made by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.”
Cuomo: “The president, with all due respect, is once again off on the facts. That’s not something that any of us have any desire to say on a regular basis but it keeps being true… Fake news is the worst thing that you can call a journalist.”
Last December Cheney told CNN Pres Trump no longer needs fake news media: “I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press. He doesn’t have to rely upon, this is the modern era, modern technology. He’s at the point where we don’t need you guys anymore.”