'Nah Fam. No' – CNN's Chris Cuomo Equated Being Labeled Fake News to Being Called the N-Word, and People Immediately Let Him Know

DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 25: Moderator Chris Cuomo speaks at a town hall forum hosted by CNN at Drake University on January 25, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley are scheduled to speak at the event. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

'Nah Fam. No' – CNN's Chris Cuomo Equated Being Labeled Fake News to Being Called the N-Word, and People Immediately Let Him Know

Here's what the anchor said in his apology.

Published February 10, 2017

  1. During an interview on Sirius XM, CNN's Chris Cuomo made a daring statement comparing being called 'fake news' with being called the N-word

    During the interview on the POTUS radio show, the New Day co-anchor spoke about being called out by Donald Trump for an interview with Senator Dick Blumenthal. Although the president tweeted that Cuomo never asked about the senator's military record, footage proved he did. Cuomo then spoke on what it felt like to be labeled fake news. 

    “The only thing that’s bothersome about it is that I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity,” Cuomo said. “That’s what fake news is to a journalist.”

  2. Immediately after uttering those words, the heads of every Black person in America started involuntarily shaking
  3. People on Twitter could not believe the co-anchor made such an outlandish statement
  4. Some were able to take a lighter approach to the incident
  5. Michael Smerconish, host of the POTUS radio show, said that he understood what Cuomo was trying to say
  6. Chris Cuomo eventually tweeted an apology for his statement
  7. He even thanked everyone for calling him out for his mistake

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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