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Chris Cuomo Is A Fucking Shitbag

CNN’s Hilary Rosen has been rightly taking a hammering for lecturing Sanders surrogate Nina Turner, who is black, on how she is and is not permitted to use Martin Luther King Jr’s words (and for subsequently babbling about “angry black women” on Twitter). What has not received nearly enough attention, in my opinion, is the equally reprehensible behavior of the host of the show the women appeared on, CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

On a segment of Cuomo Prime TIme, Turner was first badgered by the show’s host with the typical antagonistic “how are you going to pay for it” talking points which get consistently leveled at Sanders and his supporters but never at proponents of costly military expansionism, and which are premised on the completely nonsensical assumption that America’s obscenely expensive healthcare system isn’t costing anyone a penny. Such dishonest oligarch-friendly narrative manipulations are typical of the Democratic Party princeling Cuomo, whose father was a New York Governor and whose brother is the current New York Governor.

In her competent responses to Cuomo’s spinmeistering, Turner, without saying anything about Joe Biden, made mention of the famous Martin Luther King Jr quote “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.”

Rosen, a virulent Clintonite who announced her endorsement of Biden on Cuomo’s show, began lecturing Turner that she had quoted King incorrectly. Turner, who is a former African American history professor, had of course quoted King correctly, and she said so. Rosen then went on to repeatedly interrupt Turner and tell her “Don’t use Martin Luther King against Joe Biden. You don’t have that standing.”

Turner had not at all used the quote to attack Biden, though it would certainly have been reasonable for her to do so. She began putting Rosen in her place for having the temerity to not only whitesplain Martin Luther King to a black woman but to also tell her how she is and is not authorized to use his words. Cuomo, who’d gone out of his way to silence Turner and make space for Rosen to speak while voicing no objection to Rosen’s incessant high-volume interruptions, then stepped in.

“Hold on, alright listen,” Cuomo interjected. “Nina, Hilary, I’m out of time on this.”

“Chris, I didn’t jump in on her though and she wants to jump in on me,” Turner said.

“Nobody’s jumping in on anybody,” Cuomo said, falsely. “You guys are in the same party. This is what you guys have to figure out. You’re in the same party. And let me tell you, you better keep that same energy when you are up against Trump that you have against each other because he is bigger and badder than I think you guys are ready for. But let’s agree on this about Dr King: only light can drive out darkness, only love can drive out hate. That is the challenge for the Democrats. To show that that’s what you represent against this president.”

So to recap, Cuomo allowed his white Biden-supporting guest to repeatedly and aggressively shout down a black woman with unbelievably condescending lectures about Martin Luther King while actively creating plenty of space for this appalling behavior. Then, after watching and allowing Rosen to do this, his response was to step in and, in front of his million-plus viewers, declare that they were both behaving inappropriately. And to then self-righteously quote King himself.

I mean, what a shitbag. What a disgusting, manipulative fucking shitbag.

This would be the same man who once claimed that using the term “fake news” is “like an ethnic disparagement” that is “the equivalent of the n-word for journalists.” The same man who once claimed that using the word “Fredo” is “like the n-word” for Italians. The same man who, at the height of the Democratic Party email leaks scandal, lied to his audience and told them that it’s against the law to read them.

I don’t think we collectively pay enough attention to how disgusting Chris Cuomo is. If you listen carefully to what he says during any contentious interview with any oppositional figure you’ll notice that he’s consistently sneaking in narrative manipulations and adjustments to make sure his audience is hearing the establishment-authorized narrative instead of something which might help undermine the privileged standing that he and his Democratic Party royal family enjoy. See his unbelievably sleazy spin job on his interview with Jill Stein in which he painted the former Green Party presidential candidate as a Kremlin stooge for a perfect example of this.

Rosen, for the record, has made numerous attempts to apologize for her oafish behavior. Those attempts have been disingenuous, manipulative, ham-fisted, laden with racist overtones, and clearly geared solely toward salvaging her public image, but they have contained the words “sorry” and “apologize”. Cuomo, as of this writing, has offered up nothing even remotely resembling an apology. And in my opinion his behavior was just as vile and deserving of condemnation as Rosen’s.

For all the chatter about election rigging by Russians, Republicans and the DNC, by far the most egregious election interference this year is being done right out in the open by the plutocrats who own the political/media class which manipulate the way that people perceive, think, and vote. If it weren’t for power-worshipping shitbags like Chris Cuomo constantly sticking their rapey fingers in people’s minds every day and adjusting their perceptions on what’s going on in the world, Bernie Sanders would be considered too far right for the political left to support and nobody would even know Joe Biden’s name.

Whoever controls the narrative controls the world, which is why skillful manipulators like Chris Cuomo are made millionaires by the billionaires whose kingdoms they uphold. Don’t let these assholes off the hook.

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  • The Black civil rights movements that began in the 50’s and 60s was soon co-opted by Jews. The NAACP, ACLU and other groups became nothing more than front groups for zionist power. Then along came the Black Panthers. Something the zionists did not see coming. It frightened the hell out of the Jewish community and they realized, they had created a monster.
    Rosen is a Jew, obviously and a Zionist shill.The ADL and SPLC, both hate groups that use smear tactics against anyone they don’t like, have now turned against Black civil Rights groups. The white non Jewish community(goyim) has always been a favorite target of the Zionistas and now the Black community has also become an enemy.
    The real problem is the Zionist infiltration into the news media along with control of the government in Washington. They have used it skillfully to manipulate Americans into wars of no benefit to anyone except Israel. They are using to create hatred and distrust between the white community and black community.
    Beware

  • Caitlin Johnstone…
    What an empty vapid and apparently low IQ mind you have. Anything for a buck eh…
    Typical empty faith based bullshit.
    Believing what you want to believe does not make it true no matter how hard you try to con-vince us or yourself!
    No heart no soul…
    Typical repuglickan…
    No solutions only hate…
    Good luck with that…

  • I enjoy watching him because he reminds me of a needy , attention starved hysterical old woman who lives for unnecessary drama and being 82 myself that is my kind of woman .

    • I just heard he has the virus .

      I hope he recovers without any problems as I wish no one any ill .

      No fan of his hysteria but regardless may he like ALL others recover from this filth which has plagued the world .

  • Everyone who despises Chris Cuomo should have seen him in 2008 when the stock market crashed. He was utterly hysterical, screeching on ABC (American Broadcasting Corporation) about his retirement savings. I call these infotainment dudes and dudettes CLOWNS — they are our morning entertainment, trying to outdo each other on how brainless they are. I understand the comment about not watching TV, but I am disabled and I drink my morning tea while watching the clowns. I have a tendency to make jokes about anything not seriously serious, and they provide endless fodder. And what would we do without Australian Caitlin Johnstone skewering these jokers?

  • Watching television is the same thing as volunteering to be brainwashed. Don’t volunteer. In fact, resist. Resistance is necessary. Don’t watch TV. It’s incredible how, in the absence of modern commercial media influences, you can ask your own questions and clarify your own thoughts. Not having anyone tell you how to think allows you to think for yourself. It’s so liberating that you will never want to go back to being an inert, mind controlled “useless eater” parked in front of a TV. That’s how the sociopaths see you. That’s how the sociopaths want you. Be the change they don’t wish to see.

    • Yes Chico, for those of us old enough, it was actually quite easy to see that television was going to be used for evil purposes. Very, very subtle mind control. The most magnificent conjuror’s tool ever invented.

      • And if you watch with a jaundiced eye, you see through all the propaganda they are peddling. CBS is the worst (I don’t know if they still have a CIA criminal in the newsroom as they used to do), yapping endlessly about Russians. It’s pretty funny watching those without two brain cells to rub together congratulate themselves on how clever they are.

        • When the CNN people you are referring to are in or approaching their death beds they will realize that because of all their lies and deception they have wasted their lives. Better for them to come clean now while they still have time to enjoy their lives as honest people.

    • I’m gross and perverted
      Obsessed and deranged
      I’ve existed for years
      But little has changed
      I’m the tool of the government
      and industry too
      For I am destined to rule
      and regulate you
      I’m the best you can get
      Have you guessed me yet?
      I’m the slime oozin’ out of you TV set
      I’m the slime on your video
      oozin’ out across your living room floor
      Frank Zappa/ I’m The Slime

  • Punch & Judy, Kabuki, Wayang, whatever.
    It’s all smoke and mirrors to keep people ignorant, dumbed down and ignorant. They are mouthpieces for Empire and Imperialism and the current Neoliberal economic system. We already knew this years ago.
    That is their purpose. That is why they sit in front of TV cameras.
    Why should anyone be surprised at Cuomo’s behaviour, or of any of the vacuous candy floss talking heads appearing on shows like this.

    • What else would you expect from Fredo?

  • Is there a typo missing “not” in the phrase: “but they have contained the words “sorry” and “apologize”. “?

    • Thanks Robert for the link. I have been telling friends and associates this about the virus and other diseases and to my surprise all of them have believed me. The information needs to be disseminated far and wide.

  • Just turn if off. You can’t think about what you don’t know.

  • A process of denial, or delusion? Insist on having government, which is nothing more or less than a gang with a monopoly of violence, and after insisting on having said government, which is the ideal environment for the sociopath, become outraged that its saturated with sociopaths. There is no such thing as “good” government, never has been, never will be, though some are modestly better, or worse than others. Gang rape is democracy in action. Keep the KY handy. We can govern ourselves or be governed by monsters.

    Caitlin, it appears to me you may be suggesting that a white person cannot, or should not, critically discuss matters regarding Martin Luther King Jr with a black person. Can a white person not be correct, and a black person not be incorrect? What happened to “content of character and not the color of their skin”? I in no way endorse either of these particular white morons, but I am put off by the suggestion their skin color, or that of their black target, has anything to do with the matter.

  • If you listen carefully to what he says during any contentious interview with any oppositional figure you’ll notice that he’s consistently sneaking in narrative manipulations and adjustments to make sure his audience is hearing the establishment-authorized narrative”

    Of course he does, that’s his job. Jill Stien, Nina Turner et. al. just legitamise propaganda by appearing on his show.

    • Perhaps because he is such a scoundrel, some people who appear on his show don’t know him and have never watched him in action. We all accidentally step in dog shit at least once in a while.

  • One more fantastic article!

  • I do not remember if I posted a link here about the ” greatest general you never heard of ” or not. This article is the first I ever heard of him. He is Russian which explains why his feats were ignored here.
    Vasily Chuikov: Greatest Infantry Combat General of All Time
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/03/vasily-chuikov-greatest-infantry-combat-general-of-all-time/

  • Critique of political theatre is the first step to rejecting the evil Anglo American empire. Planning revolutionary action is the next step. Describe what must replace the evil empire.

    • First, it’s important to recognize that it is the U.S. that makes all decisions for the ’empire,’ not the people, even though it has usurped the right to speak for us. It does not speak for me.
      Secondly, CNN is the lap dog of the government. Like the Washington post, which spews propaganda until it makes us puke, CNN and others are nothing but excuse lap dogs for the government.
      What was surprising was that while Jill Stein was the smarter of the two and able to side-step Cuomo’s attempts to get her to implicate herself in misbehavior, she actually gave some credence to the Russia meddling narrative which has since been disproved, as most us were certain would be the case. Without getting involved in a long explanation, the facts alone disprove Russian interference, whereas another company did interfere in the U.S, elections – Cambridge Analytica, a company based in the UK and half owned by the UK and half by the U.S. So, it seems that the only ones showed to be responsible for meddling in the U.S. 2016 election were Great Britain and the U.S. itself.

  • I must say, I appreciate plain talk….and there is no mistaking how you feel about Cuomo, Caitlin.

  • Critique of political theatre is the first step to rejecting the evil Anglo American empire. Planning revolutionary action is the next step

  • Yes, whoever controls the money controls the narrative and the world. Try controlling the narrative without controlling the money.

    • Once money ensures control, those without it are forever doomed to obscurity or servitude, or both.

      • You forgot revolution.

    • What should we do to change the way so-called money-democracy works and rather put justice to work?

      • We should stop protecting our enemies- they are rich and powerful because of us. We make them rich with our labor, and we make them safe by providing a world where they have nothing to fear. They don’t know it but we are protecting them and their wealth. That protection can be withdrawn. Then maybe we can collectivize and feed everybody.

  • Ms Johnstone, you and your female readers might like this article.
    Ms Warrens Identity-Politics Race for the Nomination Dies as She Drags Sanders Campaign Down with Her By Laurie Dobson!
    https://thiscantbehappening.net/4866-2/

  • Hate the sin, love the sinner.
    — St. Augustine and Mahatma Gandhi

    Caitlin, your online presence is highly valuable and illuminating, please take care.

  • Ms Johnstone all of the Cuomo’s are ” Shitbags ” through and through. I do not know how any decent people can ever be around any one of them.

    • Heh. The Bidens can take comfort in the existence of the Cuomos, but the margins are fuzzy.

  • The best thing about completely unplugging yourself from this nonsense is to read an article like this and think …… “Who is Chris Cuomo”?
    And no, I don’t want an answer. I am very happy not having the slightest idea of who this is. I also enjoy going to the check-out line and not knowing who any of the people on the tabloid covers are unless they are so old I heard about them way back when I was in high school.
    So, yes, I love not knowing who Chris Cuomo is and the fact that he is completely unable to put any of his nasty thoughts into my head because I refuse to give him access by turning on what Heinlein described as “The Goddamn Noisy Box”,
    And you can do this too just as simply as by pressing the Off button. That Off button is a truly wonderful and magical thing.

    • Grok I also never heard of Chris Cuomo before reading what Caitlin wrote. I did not dare watch any of the clips because I don’t want to witness such bags of toxic waste in action. That being said, we may not have much choice: He has nearly all of characteristics deemed necessary by the elite to elevate him to the office of president of the USA.

  • Hey Caitlin,

    Here is a thought for you.

    I don’t know, but I would guess that:

    1. Pete B, Amy K, Mike B and Lizzie W have all been taken in the backroom and more or less told to pull out and to endorse Biden;
    2. Now they can get down to work all together in trying to destroy Sanders;
    3. Whatever it takes, Biden gets the nomination;
    4. Biden chooses (or is told to choose) Madame Clinton as VP;
    5. If Biden wins, he will soon have to either step down or be done away with (the obvious dementia getting out of control, or whatever);
    6. Voila, Madame Clinton gets her presidency (God help us all).

    Sound plausible? Sorry, I would rather take my chances with Trump! Any chance we could get this idea talked about? At least to keep them from pulling something like this off, without people knowing that it could be a likely tactic….

    Thanks

    • The Trumpers are obsessed about dreaming about being able to run against Hillary again. Somewhere, thought they will never admit it to themselves, they know the only reason Trump won last time was because he was able to run against the most hated Presidential candidate of all time.
      Here’s a hint for you. Biden and Hillary didn’t like each other in the last election. In ’16, Biden was carefully angling for Hillary to be removed from the ticket because of her obvious illness, so Biden could have taken his place while he was still young enough to still have a brain. Hillary of course did not like that one bit. These two are rivals, not friends. That does not change no matter how much the Trumpers might like to spin fantasies where they get to run against Hillary the Hated once again.

      • “they know the only reason Trump won last time was because he was able to run against the most hated Presidential candidate of all time.”

        Probably true, but the hate was compartmentalized… she got over half the votes. I wish that someone with the ability and access would attempt to reconstruct the electronic voting in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota. Penetration of the electronic machines — with their “proprietary” software — is quite possible in multiple ways.
        The fact that the software of these machines has been allowed to remain “proprietary” when counting and compiling the votes could probably be accomplished by software no more complicated than was available in a Texas Instruments calculator in 1965 is quite suspicious.
        Black Box Voting is interesting — https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjtlIiWsIroAhVDWK0KHSDiB5oQFjAAegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fblackboxvoting.org%2F&usg=AOvVaw3ZGm4-eN8Rfquy7psAbBZB

        • In isolation, Michigan was irrelevant. I was a lifelong Michigander at the time and stayed up to watch the election. Michigan had not been decided when Trump collected enough electoral votes to win nor had it been decided when Clinton conceded.Although I am no fan of either candidate, the electoral college was the interferer in 2016, yet not a word about that from candidate Cersi. We need Monty Python again

    • That’s the plan; don’t let anyone convince you that it is not. It may have been the plan since 9 November 2016.

  • These people are pros playing to win at all costs; and saying to their opponent “you have no right to say that” is a pretty standard authoritarian tactic, something they automatically say without closely examining what was said. They are arguing from a point of view that’s more of a lawyer than an activist, and it simply never occurs to them to consider the harm they are doing to the world. I say Cuomo is not a shitbag but something worse- an enemy.

  • Kent and I both totally agree – we don’t even have TV accept for Netflix and Amazon Prime..

  • Why on earth are you spending your valuable time watching the likes of Chris Cuomo? And given his track record, do you actually expect him to behave any differently? It’s a pity for you and all of us, your readers, that you are wasting your writing talent on the shenanigans of the msm. Surely your efforts can be put to better and more productive use.

    • This be called “Moosplaining”?

    • Agree ignore political theatre. Inspire revolutionary action instead

    • Someone needs to monitor the the enemy to know possible avenues for counter-strike

    • That was my first thought as well. It’s like shaking your fist at the son because it is hot.

  • A real Democrat against a Biden/Hillary Democrat. Corporate billionaires vs Democratic voters interested in rebuilding the middle class that Biden and Hillary traded away for personal power.

  • Great article Caitlin. You could have added pompous ass to your title as well!

    Linked as usual at https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/

  • “The FBI, CIA or any other intelligence agency should immediately stop smearing presidential candidates with innuendo and vague, evidence-free assertions. That is antithetical to the role those agencies play in a free democracy. The American people cannot have faith in our intelligence agencies if they are pushing an agenda to harm candidates they dislike.” Tulsi Gabbard

    Last night Tulsi sent a tweet to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders saying: I’m
    sure you would agree that our Democratic nominee should be a person who will stand up for what is right. So I ask that you have the courage to do that right now in the face of the DNC’s effort to keep me from participating in the debates.”
    #LetTulsiDebate

    Sanders, must speak out and demand that the DNC allow Tulsi to participate in next week’s debate. She is eligible based on past precedent after securing a delegate last Tuesday, however, the DNC conveniently changed the rules to DENY her access in the same way the DNC changed the rules to GIVE access to billionaire Bloomberg. Yang, has sent a tweet in support of Tulsi and I would expect Sanders to do the same….If he fails to do so, it will say much about his ability or inability to be the Organizer-in–Chief.

  • You nailed it so very well ,people like Cuomo are preferred commentators for mainstream sites like CNN precisely because they are shitbags.

  • Ms Johnstone is not the only Internet journalist reporting the behind the scenes manipulations being conducted every day and night by the MSM and its lackeys.
    This is not reportable in the United States of Americas mainstream media, though all of it is factual and is so deeply documented as to be almost beyond any reasonable dispute.
    What constitutes “news” in such a country?
    Only what satisfies the needs of its dictators.
    And that is the least-reportable fact of all.
    Please read this excellent article here:
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/07/why-do-us-and-its-allies-hide-these-facts-from-public/

    • Thank you for the link Ron .Just yesterday I watched an interview with Tom Henningsen of 21st Century and the reporters/editors of Bonanza Media .This organization of Bonanza Media is a site to watch as they check and double check their sources for credibility ,much like Wikileaks.

      • It never ceases to amaze me just how much ” is hidden from the public ” every day and night by ” our wonderful government and MSM lackeys “.

    • Thanks again Ron for the links. Australian federal politicians still to this day scold Russia for an atrocity that was committed by the USA via it’s Ukraine lackeys. I know Australian politicians are extremely busy with schemes to get themselves re-elected but it would be nice if they took a little time each day to find out some facts instead of believing what Murdoch tells them. My apologies to the world from Australia for producing such a stain of a man (Rupert) and allowing him out of the country so he could commit his evil in your countries.

  • Imagine the outrage if this had been a white Bernie supporter lecturing a black woman Biden supporter. Clinton supporters, in 2016 and now, love to patronise and dismiss Nina Turner. She disrupts their dishonest narrative that Bernie’s support is mainly old white people (men). Remember how she was excluded, at Clinton’s insistence, from introducing Bernie at the 2016 DNC convention?

  • Everyone who pays a cable bill is responsible for this. Without subscribers Chris Cuomo would be unknown and CNN wouldn’t exist. Getting angry is not enough. You have to unplug from the MSM. It is the only power over them that you have.

    • I totally agree .Personally I have unplugged from television quite some time ago and I choose to listen to radio that only has music.
      I dare say that choosing to read good reliable freelance journalists on the web provides
      me with all the geopolitical news I need ,to know what is going on in the world ,without the mfg.false narratives from the likes of the Cuomos of the world .
      Cheers.

      • Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, and Whitney Webb dig deeply and are reliable,

    • I completely agree. I thought that I was an educated, independent thinker until I “cut the cord” about five years ago and felt the levels of fear and anger go way down almost instantly. Their goal is to stoke fear and rage (because terrified people buy things to make it all go away) and to promote an agenda that is unhealthy in every conceivable way. We need to cut off their funding source — our wallets.

    • I was away from TV for twenty years until I inherited one from my late dad. I just get the on-air stations – damned if I’ll pay for my propaganda. I must say the news is fascinating. The content is BS; that’s a given. Yet it’s compellingly bizarre to observe the decorative young actors reading their lines using a weirdly inappropriate, almost breathless hyperbolic delivery for even the most trivial items. Add to this the bizarre choreography of a multitude of stereotyped hand gestures, along with meaningful head-cockings and eyebrow raisings, and it’s rather like decoding Kabuki theater. As such it is an amusing adventure in absurdity – as long as I remember who wrote the scripts and who is directing the performance.

      Fundamentally, mass media are commercial ventures that sell anxiety. Then they show us the cure, in the lovely advertisements which paint soothing tableaux of how happy we’ll be if we just purchase the wonderful products of their benevolent corporate sponsors. The programming is just filler to keep us from wandering off between commercials.

      • Well said. The unfortunate thing for us all is that all this programming of our minds continues to work for the corporate media. If it didn’t do exactly what it is intended to do; sell, sell, sell, they would abandon it and find something else to show us, something that we would “click” on.

  • Reptillary ~ a scaley, cold blooded, forked tongued, venomous predator nearing extinction, worshipped by SJW & MSM zombies, wears Frazzle Drip face while spirit cooking her victims.
    Obombie stole the 2008 nomination from Reptillary by losing popular primary vote in key states, but organizing mass takeover of after primary caucuses and “winning” delegates for state nominating committees, and later national convention. The evil SoS appointment was to guarantee her 2016 coronation, which she had to steal from Bean Brain Bernie. Since control of the world’s biggest puppet show cannot be left to chance, or to citizens, another puppet was chosen to give the appearance of choice.

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