CNN anchor Jake Tapper attacked Chris Cuomo on Thursday for advising his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), on sexual harassment allegations.
Tapper spoke to the New York Times in which he said of Chris Cuomo’s actions, “I cannot imagine a world in which anybody in journalism thinks that that was appropriate.”
A female on-air talent also told The Daily Beast on May 25 that she was “very disappointed” in CNN for not disciplining Chris Cuomo.
“I think some disciplinary action, at a minimum, was required in this situation,” she said.
Jeff Zucker, President of CNN, issued a statement to explain Chris Cuomo “will not be disciplined” for his failure to uphold journalistic standards.
Columbia School of Journalism professor and New Yorker staff writer Nicholas Lemann said Cuomo’s breach of ethics is “not okay.”
“If you are actively advising a politician in trouble while being an on-air host on a news network, that’s