“We don’t deal with scandals” Controversy about Cuomo’s CNN anchor’s younger brother

Younger brother Chris Cuomo, CNN anchor (left), and older brother Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor.[AP=연합뉴스]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s younger brother Chris Cuomo, CNN anchor, was caught in a controversy over the ‘Nambul’ controversy. It’s not appropriate for Chris to deal directly with his brother. Earlier, Chris raised the audience rating with’Quomo Brothers Show’ by interviewing his brother several times when his older brother Andrew received favorable reviews for the COVID-19 quarantine policy.

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According to the Washington Post (WP) on the 2nd (local time), Chris Anchor said in his program’Quomo Prime Time’ the night before, “I clearly know what’s happening to my brother, and I can’t deal with this. I inform,” he explained, “because he is my brother.”

According to the WP, CNN introduced a rule in 2013 that prohibits its journalists from interviewing or reporting directly to members of their celebrity family members. It was a provision in accordance with the media’s code of ethics,’fair reporting and prevention of conflicts of interest’.

Citizens demanding the resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo protest in front of Governor Cuomo's office in Manhattan, New York on the 2nd (local time).[AP=연합뉴스]

Citizens demanding the resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo protest in front of Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan, New York on the 2nd (local time).[AP=연합뉴스]

However, CNN lifted the provision last spring when Corona 19 was spreading in New York. This is because Governor Andrew’s popularity surged as he held a daily briefing openly about the situation in New York State. Chris Anchor interviewed Governor Andrew in person on his evening news program, Cuomo Prime Time, as allowed by CNN.

The humane directing that can come out because the brothers exchange conversations during the live broadcast also made the’Quomo Brothers Show’ more popular. In particular, when Governor Andrew was struck by Corona 19, the ratings soared to double compared to the same period a year ago.

CNN’s allowance continued just before Governor Andrew was engulfed in a sexual scandal. However, CNN’s attitude began to change subtly from last month, when Governor Andrew was engulfed by suspicion of reducing the number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. At the time, a spokesman for CNN told The Associated Press, “We think it was very human interest for the brothers to talk about the situation in which millions of Americans suffered from Corona 19. As a result, an exception to the 2013 regulations It was supposed to be in place, but the rules are still in effect,” he explained.

Subsequent sexual scandals broke out on Governor Andrew, and CNN virtually revived the ban on family interviews. On the night of the 1st night of the third disclosure of his brother, Chris Anchor personally revealed, “Because he is my brother, I cannot deal with this case.”

WP’s media columnist Margaret Sullivan said, “If CNN’s provision that Cuomo cannot interview Cuomo had been applied from 2013 to 2019, it should have been in effect in 2020.” did.

Reporter Jeong Eun-hye [email protected]

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