Who wouldn’t be with those ratings?
Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway accused CNN’s Chris Cuomo of being jealous of Fox News, something she described as “not a good look.”
The pair squared off in a very contentious debate over a variety of topics including the economy, the current state of affairs in the Trump administration, and the future for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Cuomo attacked Conway by calling her a liar and saying that kind of shtick only plays well on Fox News.
“It’s terrible, we both know it is. It’s spreading,” he said. “I can’t let you say things that aren’t true. That’s not what this show’s about.”
“That’s Fox,” Cuomo added. “You go to Fox for that.”
That was all the opening Conway needed to take a weapons-grade bomb to CNN’s obsession with the network.
“I’m so glad you mentioned Fox [News] because none of you are able to get through most of your shows without mentioning them. It’s not a good look,” she shot back.
Kellyanne Conway calls out Chris Cuomo on his jealousy of top-rated Fox News: “It’s not a good look to be jealous of Fox News’ ratings.” pic.twitter.com/M7OIjqF5Ys
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) August 24, 2018
Cuomo didn’t quite see things that way, insisting “What are you talking about? I almost never mention them.”
“It’s not a good look to be so jealous of Fox News’ ratings,” Conway responded.
“I’m jealous of the opportunities they get to test power, they just don’t take them,” Cuomo claimed. “That’s what I’m jealous of.”
Cuomo’s claim to “almost never mention them” is provably false, as he and his colleagues perpetually criticize the network that owns them in the ratings.
In suspect he got the idea to pull the clearance from folks on fox. https://t.co/63Y6KqkIUL
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 17, 2018
But the real chorus was fox. Clearly trump takes cues from them before his actual advisors. He chooses pundits over policy experts. https://t.co/WLS67iERpw
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 16, 2018
He said the opposite. And he meant it. Period. His fox friends can play it otherwise but we saw a bipartisan reaction that may lead to congress taking back some of its power from the president. What else happened in that meeting? #Helstinky https://t.co/5JDj14u00z
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 17, 2018
And on and on and on …
Funny how Cuomo accuses Conway of lying while in the midst of telling lies himself.
“I’m not in the business of attacking other people in the business,” Cuomo said.
“You do,” Conway replied.
When CNN colleague and hackier hack Jim Acosta claimed Trump supporters were super mean to him at a rally in June, Cuomo called Fox News coverage of the incident “BS” and suggested they convert to being named “Trump TV.”
Fox putting out a bs piece like this…when do they just start calling themselves Trump TV? what journalist would hype trump’s attacks on free press? https://t.co/aWGMOQwYu4
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 26, 2018
But yea, he almost never mentions Fox and is not in the business of attacking them.
A recent rating analysis shows exactly why Cuomo would be jealous of Fox News – they continually dominate the ratings while CNN struggles to keep pace with children’s cartoons.
Perhaps if Chris wants to be taken seriously, he should focus his ‘reporting’ on an actual corrupt administration in New York state. His brother’s.
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