(PresidentialWire.Com)- Remember a few weeks ago when CNN’s Chris Cuomo said that he doesn’t like his line of work and that he’s sick of pushing a hyper-partisan agenda? Well, it looks like he didn’t really mean it, because he still works for the network and this week he claimed that libertarian Senator Rand Paul has a “sickness of the soul” for wanting his state to be prosperous again.
On Tuesday night, Cuomo launched into a tirade against Senator Paul who had spoken in a Senate hearing earlier in the day. Cuomo published selectively edited clips of the speech he made in the Senate (the kind of hyper-partisan behavior he once claimed he loathed) and told Paul he was sick.
Cuomo aired a clip of Senator Paul saying the following:
“We never really reached any pandemic levels in Kentucky and other states. We have less deaths in Kentucky than we have in an average flu season. It’s not to say this isn’t deadly, but really outside of New England, we’ve had a relatively benign course for this virus nationwide.”
Cuomo then said Paul has a “type of sickness” of “the soul” for claiming that he was looking after the best interests of his state, but didn’t counter Paul’s point. The fact is that while the Chinese coronavirus is deadly and hurts densely-populated areas the most (as we have seen in New York City,) Kentucky simply hasn’t been hit in the same way.
The CNN anchor also didn’t include Paul’s reference to the problems with the modeling that was used to implement the shutdowns, and how inaccuracies in the modeling have destroyed the American economy when it may not have been necessary at all. Paul made the argument that a “one size fits all” policy is not suitable for the United States, but Cuomo thought this was, somehow, “sick.”
He, of course, also didn’t include Paul’s reference to opening schools because “poor and underprivileged” children are being put at a disadvantage by not being allowed to attend.
Here’s the audio clip where Cuomo said he was against hyper-partisan reporting.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says his COVID diagnosis has made him rethink his career: “I don’t like what I do, professionally, I’ve decided … I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship. I don’t think it’s worth my time anymore.”pic.twitter.com/AmkUsuoATY
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) April 14, 2020
Remember that? What happened?