Chris Cuomo probably thought he owned the moment when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accepted to have an interview with him for his CNN show, “New Day.” CNN cannot really say that their ratings are great at the moment.
Did Cuomo really think that Sarah would fell for his bait? When he asked her if she likes her job at the White House, Sarah said ‘yes.’ She also touted accomplishments by the President’s administration. Cuomo hit even stronger, and asked if she believes that the Trump’s contention with the mainstream media is sustainable.
Cuomo asked: “Do you think that by saying, ‘We stink,’ that we don’t like veterans, that we are bad for America, the president says we are enemies of America, do you think that that works for you long-term?”
“ What I think is important to remember is that you guys get to ask the questions, but you can’t always complain about the answers. You constantly ask the same question over and over and over again and expect different answers and then get mad when the answers don’t change,” Sanders said. Cuomo decided to strike again. “Yeah, that’s the job, that’s the job!”
“No, the job is to get information and to report the news!” Sanders responded.
This was definitely too bitter for Cuomo. But, Sanders was far from finished. “Unfortunately, you guys quit reporting the news. When I can read a news story and I have no idea what side of the story the reporter is on, that’s a good news story. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a lot of news that looks like that on CNN.”
Remember how Cuomo twisted the Benghazi story in 2015? It was more than clear that he sided with Hillary Clinton.
Hot Air reported on Cuomo’s coverage of the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October of 2015:
“In preparation for this long-anticipated event, CNN’s Chris Cuomo took the opportunity to interview committee member Martha Roby (R – Alabama 2) regarding what we should expect out of this Q&A session. It’s definitely a newsworthy topic which has captured the nation’s attention, but Chris might have wanted to prepare a bit more before the interview. He managed to get nearly everything wrong with his questions and seemed genuinely shocked when he failed to fish out the answers he was looking for.
Cuomo: “But then you get to legitimate questions of well, what else are you going to learn? You’ve had the secretary, the former secretary now, for over six hours. She spoke specifically to what she knew before, during and after. She gave you answers that may not have been satisfying to you, but she gave answers. She talked to you about the threat. She talked to you about her recognition of the threat. She talked to you about her response to the threat.”
Need more of Cuomo’s moments? Here is another one:
“[Secretary Clinton’s] been the target. You’ve had members of your party, members of this committee, say that it is about her, they were going after her, you had Kevin McCarthy bragging about bringing down her poll numbers, you had that sentiment echoed by other Republican congressmen. So it’s not just me who’s bringing up this cynicism.
That would make a great talking point except for the fact that the only two Republicans who have said anything of the sort are not on the committee and have no direct knowledge of anything that the committee has done.”