Many users struggled to come up with facts that Cuomo didn’t agree with, but they had no issue mercilessly mocking the Cuomo Prime Time host anyways.
The kerfuffle began after Cuomo tweeted, ‘Problem is truth is now at the mercy of what people want to be true. If you dont like it…it isnt the truth.’
One user responded by saying, ‘The story of your life, you constantly deny facts you dont like.’
Chris Cuomo (pictured in 2019) drew the ire of social media after being challenged by a troll
Cuomo took interest in the troll, responding with this challenge: ‘Name one? Tick tock.’
Needless to say, throwing that challenge out over Twitter led to a massive response, with many recalling his dalliances with Rebekah Jones and a violated quarantine, as well as the controversy surrounding the treatment of his brother on his CNN show.
‘Your brother killed thousands of nursing home residents,’ Chris Manning tweeted.
‘Pretty much anything related to your brother’s governorship,’ another user added.
One of the big targets was Chris’ relationship with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which has resulted in accusations of either favorable coverage or lack of negative coverage on CNN.
Last month, Chris Cuomo said he is ‘truly sorry’ for taking part in strategy calls advising his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo through his sex-pest scandal – adding that he compromised his colleagues at the network.
His public comment came after he was thrown to the wolves by CNN bosses after it was revealed he’d been privately coaching his governor brother through an ongoing sex scandal.
But Cuomo’s mea culpa cut little ice with one unnamed colleague, who told Fox News the star’s behavior was ‘despicable.’
That insider said: ‘To say it’s “cancel culture” – it’s despicable.
One of the targets of the social media vitriol was Chris’ coverage of Andrew Cuomo
Chris Cuomo (pictured in 2020) was forced to apologize to his colleagues after taking part in strategy calls advising his brother Gov. Andrew Cuomo through his sex-pest scandal
‘It’s the height of hypocrisy for Chris to have [his brother] on there for the good news but doesn’t have him on to discuss the bad news.
‘It’s laughable for him to be so judgmental of other people for their wrongdoings and he’s sitting there enabling and coming up with excuses for someone with sexual misconduct allegations.’
The furious CNN mole added that the network’s official statement calling Cuomo’s conduct ‘inappropriate’ was ‘an understatement.’
Cuomo added that has never tried to influence CNN’s coverage of his brother and has in fact ‘been walled off from it.’
A spokesman for the network admitted his behavior was ‘inappropriate’, after it was revealed Chris had been advising New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his taxpayer-funded staffers on how to weather sexual harassment claims.
CNN added that Chris Cuomo would not face punishment – but it allowed unnamed staff members to stick the knife into him in its own report on the gaffe.
Cuomo has also drawn fire for violating quarantine and putting Rebekah Jones on his show
That story pointedly said: ‘The revelation that Cuomo had advised his brother vexed staffers inside CNN. Multiple CNN staffers said they were bothered by Cuomo’s conduct and the violation of traditional journalistic standards.
‘Journalists typically do not engage in politics so that they can cover the news in an impartial manner.’
Chris Cuomo reportedly told his brother to take a stand against ‘cancel culture’ after the first of nine women to make sexual harassment allegations against his older sibling emerged in December 2020.
Chris Cuomo remained notably silent on the air as the scandal unfolded, and was similarly quiet over a parallel outrage his brother’s handling of pandemic deaths in nursing homes.
‘You broke quarantine while actually sick with COVID,’ Karol Markowicz tweeted.
The tweets about breaking quarantine are the result of a police report filed by a bicyclist in April when Chris was supposed to be in quarantine.
According to The Hill, a bicyclist filed a police report after an exchange with Chris on April 14 on Long Island.
Just days later, Cuomo made a dramatic ‘re-entry’ from his quarantine basement, saying he had been dreaming of ending quarantine ‘for weeks.’
Some people also brought up Rebekah Jones.
Jones – a self-proclaimed whistleblower who appeared on Cuomo Prime Time several times – is embroiled in her own legal entanglements since she was fired from her state job last May.
Before she was booted from her position as a state health department data scientist, she was credited with leading a team in the creation Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard early on in the pandemic.
Jones claimed she was fired because she refused to manipulate the state’s infection numbers, but DeSantis has said she was fired because of ‘insubordination’.
Jared Moskowitz, Florida’s head of emergency management, told Politico in a story that she was leaking information and running a ‘disinformation’ campaign against the state’s COVID-19 response.
‘With a platform of 400,000 Twitter followers, her reputation for bullying people on social media and her running a disinformation campaign that the national media echoed, she was more dangerous as an enemy than a friend,’ Moskowitz told Politico.
Then Jones was arrested in December following a highly publicized search of her home after she was accused of hacking a state-run computer network and ultimately charged with illegally gaining access to a computer system, a felony.
That case is still pending.
She was also fired in 2017 from Florida State University when she was a PhD student and instructor for having an affair with her student. She was charged with three counts of cyberstalking her student Garrett Sweeterman, then 21, in July 2019.
Jones sued her ex-boyfriend in June 2019 in civil court, accusing him of intentionally inflicting emotional distress, sexual battery, domestic violence, emotional abuse and defamation. She abandoned the lawsuit weeks later.
Jones said the 68 pages she was accused of publishing online were excerpts from a longer, 342-page collection of essays she wrote about her relationship with her ex-boyfriend. Those documents were filed in circuit court as part of her civil lawsuit.