CNN came under fire Saturday afternoon for not disclosing what the network said was “additional information” about star host Chris Cuomo during the course of its investigation into Cuomo amid controversy regarding the help that he provided to his brother, then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), during the course of a sexual misconduct scandal that ultimately led to his downfall.
In a statement announcing Cuomo’s termination, the network said that it had encountered new information that led to its decision:
Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.
Buried at the very bottom of CNN’s report on Cuomo’s firing, 20 paragraphs down, CNN reported: …(Read more)