“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week until further evaluation of new information about his involvement in his brother’s defense,” CNN said in a statement. “We have retained a reputable law firm to conduct review, and have made that effective immediately.”
“While in the process of that review, additional information has emerged,” CNN continued. “Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”
Cuomo issued his own statement in response.
“That’s not how I want my time at CNN to end, but I’ve already told you why and how I helped my brother. So now I want to say that as disappointing as this is, I couldn’t be more proud of the team Cuomo Prime Time And what worked for us as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot,” Cuomo wrote. “I am indebted to all of them and will miss that special group of people who have done really important work.”
Scroll down to see social media’s reaction to Chris Cuomo’s dismissal.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) 4 December 2021
Chris Cuomo fired by CNN. But isn’t that organization responsible for what happened?
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) 4 December 2021
— erikwemple (@ErikWemple) 4 December 2021
that “extra info” must be wild https://t.co/b39zNmtx1C
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) 4 December 2021
It’s great that CNN finally did the right thing. It should not have been investigated by the Attorney General of New York to compel the network to do so. https://t.co/syJ9JG8NoZ
— Noah Schachtman (@NoahShachtman) 4 December 2021
CNN has just announced that Chris Cuomo has been fired following a review by an outside law firm in light of “new information about his involvement in his brother’s defense.” So the suspension was only an interim step
— Howard Kurtz (@HowardKurtz) 4 December 2021
Better late than never @cnn
This is the right decision. https://t.co/muR1bdc2Hd
— Alice Stefnik (@Alice Stefanik) 4 December 2021
There is pride before destruction, and pride before fall. https://t.co/yV17Sff3bV
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) 2 December 2021
Indeed, CNN should have shot him, which allowed Chris Cuomo to interview his governor brother live on air in broad daylight. This is where their conflict of interest materialized.
– Jose A. Del Real (@jdelreal) 4 December 2021
CNN says it is now sacking Cuomo as “additional information has emerged.”
What additional information? CNN says no.
Looks like it’s time for transparency. https://t.co/B1tJMI1jZr
— Judd Legum (@judlegum) 4 December 2021