CNN confirmed this week it has reinstated a ban on host Chris Cuomo covering his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), whose administration is facing immense political fallout for covering up the number of coronavirus-related fatalities in nursing homes. Past coverage, CNN asserted, was of “significant human interest.”
“The early months of the pandemic crisis were an extraordinary time. We felt that Chris speaking with his brother about the challenges of what millions of American families were struggling with was of significant human interest,” a spokesperson for CNN said in a statement following mounting criticisms over Chris Cuomo failing to cover his brother’s ongoing nursing home scandal.
CNN noted that it made an exception last year, allowing the host to interview and cover his brother. Evidently, the state’s nursing home fallout is not of “significant human interest” — at least to the level of allowing Chris Cuomo to cover it —