Eric Wemple, the media critic for The Washington Post, blasted CNN over its silence after anchor Chris Cuomo was revealed to have sexually harassed one of his former colleagues in 2005.
“CNN isn’t a quiet place. As American politics and media have gotten louder and louder, so have its hosts and commentators, whether the topic is former president Donald Trump’s threat to the country, the ravages of Fox News or the natural disaster of the week,” Wemple began a Monday piece in the Post. “Yet a hush has settled in at the network over journalist Shelley Ross’s claim that CNN host Chris Cuomo grabbed her buttock in 2005.”
Ross served as Cuomo’s boss during a stint at ABC News before she was made an executive at the network. In an op-ed in The New York Times on Friday, Ross described an incident at a going away party for a colleague when Cuomo grabbed her “buttock” in front of her husband, saying,