‘The Media Cannot Yield,’ Proclaims Cuomo
Is it the role of the media to serve as “opposition” to the Trump administration? Yes, in the mind of Chris Cuomo. On his CNN show this morning, Cuomo said “the media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking, and opposition. Because otherwise, you don’t know which way it’s going to go from day to day. That’s just a fact.”
Fact-checking an administration? Absolutely. That’s an important role for the press. But “opposition?” That’s the role for the opposition party. Unless, of course, Cuomo sees the MSM as a wing of the DNC? Don’t answer that question, Chris. Compare and contrast with what Chris Matthews said in 2008 at the dawn of the Obama administration: “I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work . . . It is my job. To make this work successfully.”
Note: Cuomo made his comment during a segment with David Chalian. Now the CNN political director, Chalian was fired by Yahoo News after being caught on a hot mic, saying of the holding of the 2012 Republican convention during a hurricane that the Republicans are “not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning.” In fairness, Chalian was reasonably fair-and-balanced in his comments during this interview.
CHRIS CUOMO: I liked that you [CNN political director David Chalian] as a “happening.” I see it all through a very simple notion. The media can not yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking, and opposition. Because otherwise, you don’t know which way it’s going to go from day to day. That’s just a fact.
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