Thursday, February 09, 2017

The F Word

Some people at a certain network don't like labeling:
Blumenthal alleged Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court associate justice Neil Gorsuch had told him he was disheartened by the president’s comments about a judge who ruled to place a stay on his executive order.

Trump had alleged Cuomo failed to question Blumenthal about statements leading up to his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, apparently misrepresenting his military service.

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Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal, never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave "service" in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!
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Cuomo pointed that he had brought up Blumenthal’s misrepresentation and decried Trump’s critique, likening it to be called the “n-word.”

“The only thing that’s bothersome about it is that I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the ‘n-word’ for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity,” Cuomo said. “That’s what fake news is to a journalist.”
Somehow, I don't think it's quite the same thing as a racial slur...

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