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March 17, 2022

Fredo Cuomo Demands $125 Million from CNN in Legal Blackmail; Accuses CNN of "Selective Enforcement" of Its Ethics Rules

Well he got the last part right

Let them all burn.

Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo held no punches in its explosive $125 million arbitration demand against the network, pointing to controversies that have plagued ex-colleagues as proof of "selective" enforcement of its policies.

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"CNN has a long-established pattern and practice of selectively enforcing its policies based on cynical calculations of public perception," the filing on Wednesday read. "Indeed, CNN fostered a culture in which 'exceptions' to the network's standards and practices were routinely sanctioned, and that culture began at the top with Zucker and Gollust. As long as CNN's ratings would not be hurt, Zucker and Gollust were more than willing to overlook major transgressions by CNN personalities such as Don Lemon and Jake Tapper, or even to engage in blatant misconduct themselves."

Then he attacks his former frenz.

"For example, in November 2021, CNN anchor Don Lemon was widely criticized for a flagrant breach of journalistic ethics when actor Jussie Smollett testified at trial that Lemon had texted him to warn him that Chicago police did not believe Smollett's allegations of suffering a racist, homophobic attack," Cuomo's legal team argued. "Lemon had covered Smollett's accusations and his subsequent investigation and prosecution, so intervening in the ongoing investigation by texting Smollett was an inexcusable breach of ethics. Yet CNN did nothing; Lemon was not disciplined in any way."

"Similarly, in October 2020, CNN's chief political analyst, Jeffrey Toobin, was suspended and fired by The New Yorker, where he also served as a staff writer, after he masturbated while on a video call with colleagues," the filing continued. "Despite this sordid act of sexual harassment, CNN took no disciplinary action against Toobin; instead, CNN permitted Toobin to take a seven-month 'hiatus' to "deal with a personal issue." CNN later allowed Toobin to return to work without even issuing a public apology."


The filing then took aim at CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who was caught urging GOP congressional candidate Sean Parnell to not run against Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb but instead run in a "safer" red district, referring to it as a "troubling incident."

"Tapper reportedly repeated this advice in a phone call, text messages, and direct Twitter messages, one of which Fox News obtained and published," the filing read. "After the story broke, Tapper reportedly reached out to Parnell repeatedly asking him to make a joint statement to clear Tapper's name of this obvious breach of journalistic ethics. CNN conducted no inquiry and imposed no disciplinary measures on Tapper."

This is pathetic as a legal argument, thus underscoring that this is just an extortion bid dressed up to look like a lawsuit.

This sounds like an argument:

"It should by now be obvious that Chris Cuomo did not lie to CNN about helping his brother. In fact, as the limited information released from WarnerMedia's investigation makes clear, CNN's highest-level executive not only knew about Chris's involvement in helping his brother but also actively assisted the Governor, both through Chris and directly themselves. As CNN has admitted, network standards were changed in a calculated decision to boost ratings. When those practices were called into question, Chris was made the scapegoat," attorney Bryan Freedman told Fox News Digital.

At least it sounds like an argument, until you realize that CNN got rid of Zucker and Gollust too. So all three people who had knowledge of Fredo's actions with his brother were fired.

That's not selective enforcement.

No go and get your shinebox, Fredo.


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