The only CNN personality to have been suspended in years has been none other than Jeffrey “Loobin” Toobin, who got caught spanking his monkey on a Zoom call with colleagues from The New Yorker. Even then, Toobin’s sabbatical was technically a “leave of absence,” and Toobin eventually returned to work. So, what did Fredo Cuomo do that was so egregious to get himself suspended?
We now know that no only did Fredo repeatedly interview his brother on-air with softball questions throughout the dark days of COVID, he’s also served as an advisor to the governor, and in fact reportedly advised his brother to resign. There’s nothing wrong with being a political advisor, and there’s nothing wrong with being a journalist. But there’s very, very wrong if you’re doing both simultaneously. CNN is faced with a no-brainer decision here: fire Fredo. Now.