And just as Andrew Cuomo’s downfall came ultimately for sexual misconduct, not the deaths of seniors and the disabled, his brother Chris’ downfall was the result of acquiring his own accuser, rather than failing to cover the nursing-home scandal, an insider told The Post.
It would be one thing if Chris had simply avoided reporting his brother’s COVID misdeeds. But he had Andrew on his show for hammy segments full of familial banter and props. Families getting the news their mothers had died were treated to TV segments featuring the brothers fighting over who their mother loves more. And far from a bug, that coziness was a feature at the network, sanctioned at the highest level. “You get trust from authenticity and relatability and vulnerability,” CNN President Jeff Zucker told The New York Times in April 2020, while the edict was still in place. “That’s what the brothers Cuomo are giving us right now.”
Even the evidence that Chris used media sources to help his brother track his accusers only got him suspended. It seems it took an allegation of years-old sexual misconduct at another network to turn his suspension into a firing.