In this installment of our weekly conversation, PF Whalen and Parker Beauregard of The Blue State Conservative consider the complete evaporation of the mainstream media's credibility in the wake of CNN's handling of Chris Cuomo's reporting on his brother Andrew's ongoing scandals.
PF: It's been years since the mainstream media has had any real credibility, but this latest nonsense involving the Cuomo Brothers has brought the issue to a new level; and the problem isn't just with CNN. Chris "Fredo" Cuomo was yucking it up with his incompetent brother, Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, when everything seemed to be going well for the governor last spring and summer, but now Chris has announced that he can't report on scandal-ridden Andrew because of a conflict of interest.
The media was holding up Andrew as the end-all-be-all for governors handling the COVID pandemic while they completely ignored his mishandling of nursing homes and the subsequent cover-up. Now they're finally reporting on the issue, as they simultaneously report on the accusations of sexual harassment against him. But nothing is new.