There are times when everyone should just wait for their damn turn and you have to wonder exactly how many liberal politicians even understand that whole idea of that.
When I was a kid, my grandfather ran this little ice cream stand in the town we lived in and every single time that I wanted ice cream he would make me stand in line. He wouldn’t charge me, because of the whole family thing, but I would have to stand in line every single time.
He told me it was to teach me that there are occasions where favoritism just cannot be shown to anyone. Now, if he had let me cut to the front of the line every time you can probably imagine how much of a headache that would have been for him…
The report that came out recently that Chris Cuomo got front-of-line access during the early days of the COVID pandemic by his crooked brother Andrew is just awful. What’s worse is CNN’s response.
CNN shrugged off a report that one of its hosts, Chris Cuomo, received special treatment from New York state health officials during the pandemic at the behest of his brother.
The network did not challenge any aspects of the report or claim it was false. CNN spokesman Matt Dornic suggested that the Cuomo seeking out help from his brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during the pandemic was “not surprising.”
“We generally do not get involved in the medical decisions of our employees,” Dornic said. “However, it is not surprising that in the earliest days of a once-in-a-century global pandemic, when Chris was showing symptoms and was concerned about possible spread, he turned to anyone he could for advice and assistance, as any human being would.”
CNN’s statement follows a Wednesday report that the New York governor used his authority to secure COVID-19 tests for members of his family and other influential people in the early days of the pandemic when tests were scarce. The governor’s office denied the report.
“It’s being a little bit distorted with like a devious intent. … We made sure to test people they believed were exposed,” an official in the governor’s office said. “All of this was being done in good faith in an effort to trace the virus.”
The reported special treatment the CNN anchor received from his brother raises more ethical questions about the network’s decision to allow the New York governor on Chris’s CNN program for notoriously softball interviews.
Chris announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 31, about two weeks after New York began shutting down schools and businesses and in the early days of the pandemic when COVID tests were hard to come by. The CNN anchor said that he would continue doing his show from his basement for the period of his quarantine.