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Chris Cuomo’s ratings plummet as Americans tire of brothers’ schtick

Americans have spoken with their clickers — and they’re sick of Chris and Andrew Cuomo show. Chris Cuomo yuks it up with his governor bro during an almost daily “check-in” on his CNN show since the coronavirus started ravaging New York — and America wants it to stop. At first, the shtick was successful. Ratings hit an all-time high on March 30, with 862,000 daily viewers in the 25-54 age demographic. But since then, according to the Daily Mail, the ratings for Cuomo Prime Time have tanked, plummeting by 50 percent since Chris recovered from COVID. While all the cable news shows have seen ratings drop due to COVID exhaustion, Cuomo has particularly grated with his “frequently silly and un-substantive interviews” with his older brother — in which they have fought over who their mother loved more; Andrew’s “double barrel shotgun” nose, and Andrew’s “single status.” The segments have been panned as ratings stunts done for laughs while thousands of New Yorkers died of the coronavirus. The Cuomos were slammed again last week by Queens lawmaker Eric Ulrich, who is demanding the City Council investigate Gov. Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes, where over 5,800 elderly have perished. “Thus far, the Governor has avoided answering tough questions about his decision. His recent appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time was equally disgraceful,” Ulrich fumed. “Journalism that truly aims to restore trust in media would hold Andrew Cuomo to account for these missteps,” David A. Graham wrote in the Atlantic this week. “The problem comes when the efforts to juice ratings start to get in the way of accurate journalism that holds officials accountable.” “The View” host Meghan McCain also blasted the bros on Twitter for the nursing home crisis, retweeting journalist Nicholas Fondacaro who posted a clip of the Cuomos and said: “Instead of asking his brother, @NYGovCuomo why he decided to pack COVID patients into nursing homes, killing untold amounts of people, @ChrisCuomo pulled out oversized, prop cotton swabs to mock how big his brother’s nose was. This is the state of ‘journalism’ on @CNN.” Viewers have also been upset with hair-trigger tempered Chris Cuomo’s hypocritical behavior during the pandemic. At the end of April, CNN aired a posed video of Cuomo “re-emerging” from his quarantine in the basement of his Hamptons mansion, despite Cuomo having been out and about in East Hampton a week earlier and getting into a fight with a “jackass loser fat-tire biker” who had asked why an infected unmasked Cuomo was breaking quarantine.

And, Chris has yet to apologize for that brazenly hypocritical stunt.  Chris is an idiot, and his older brother has proven to be a disaster in NY.  So, it’s no surprise that people are voting with their remote and changing the channel to..well..anything else.

Kayleigh McEnany Reminds Reporters of Bipartisan Concerns with Mail-In Voter Fraud

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday shared a list of bipartisan concerns with mail-in voter fraud with reporters at the press briefing. “I assume you care about fairness and accuracy in our elections, do you not?” she asked CNN’s Kaitlan Collins. “Of course I do, but there is not evidence that there is widespread voter fraud,” Collins replied. McEnany shared a quote from a 2005 bipartisan study with former Democrat President Jimmy Carter and James Baker noted that “absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” When another reporter questioned McEnany about the potential for voter fraud in absentee ballots, she read the quote again.

Another awesome beat-down by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany!  Click on the text above to see a video of the extended exchange he has with this idiot reporter from CNN.  Outstanding!!      🙂

Gutfeld on Trump’s drug use

After President Trump told the world he was taking a prescribed drug – hydroxychloroquine – to potentially protect him from COVID-19, the media flipped. Chris Cuomo said on CNN: “I don’t know that it will help with his health, but it certainly helps to cover up his weaknesses.” Don Lemon said on CNN: “This is really deadly serious. It is quite dangerous, really quite dangerous.” Joy Behar said on “The View”: “He says he’s been on this thing for two-and-a-half weeks or something. But when you read the side effects – psychosis, paranoia, hair loss – I think he’s been on it for three-and-a-half years. Apparently, all those dopes know better than the White House doctor, who prescribed the drug. They’re acting like Trump is ingesting peyote in a yurt But here’s the big story: Trump is taking a drug – and he shared the info with you. The media and politicians – they’d never do that. Ever. That’s why they were shocked. Trump shares. They hide. And how dare Trump ask his White House doctor about a tried and true medication that’s currently being used off-label by other docs? How dare he make an informed decision as a patient, after assessing the science, medical opinion and risk ratio? If you believe Trump’s wrong, show us your cost-benefit calculations or shut up. Of course, the media won’t. Because they’re smarter than you – and Trump is a symbol of you, a bumpkin who should stay home indefinitely. It’s only the morally superior media who get to work – and also know all that secret info about hot stocks, real estate and meds. They get the courtside tickets and the best tables. Then give you the lectures. The media always have the inside scoop – they’re mad Trump shared it with you. It’s funny: The media condemn using a prescribed drug during a pandemic. But they’re fine with way weirder stuff. You know: you’d think an industry where people inject poison into their faces would sit this one out. And they’d never let you, Joe Schmo, tell them they can’t smooth their wrinkles with a toxin. And they’d fight you to the death over their balding drugs, diet pills, Adderall and performance enhancers. They can have it all. Inject your forehead with goat pee if you must. America will save lives. While you save face.

Agreed!!  How ironic it is that the left, which is always telling us (with respect to the abortion issue), that it’s “our body, our decision,”  is having some issue with Trump taking this.  And, let’s not forget that it’s they who are the first ones (again, referring to the same abortion issue) who hold their hand up in defiance and tell us that it’s between “the patient and their doctor.”  Well…that’s EXACTLY what this was all about; a decision made between Trump and his White House doctor, who prescribed the    So, when did this suddenly become an issue with self-righteous, hypocritical tools like Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon over at CNN?  Because TRUMP took it.  And, whatever he does is must be wrong.  How on earth is an FDA APPROVED DRUG, that has been around for over 60 YEARS, and for which the VA prescribes over 42,000 dosages PER DAY alone, is somehow a political issue?  It’s not.  It’s just an issue to idiots like Chris, Don, Joy Behar and other liberal hacks who have Trump Derangement Syndrome.  That’s all this is.  Thanks to Greg Gutfeld.  That was adapted from his Gregologue” on “The Five” on May 19, 2020.  Excellent!!       🙂

Opinion/Analysis: CNN’s COVID-19 panel is a joke

If you had any remaining doubt that the “progressive” left has become a party of emotions and fear rather than one of science and facts, question no further. Just consider this week’s news from our nation’s torchbearer of elite arrogance. On March 13, 2020, the Cable News Network (CNN) proudly announced that its upcoming town hall on the coronavirus pandemic will feature 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, alongside a panel of other “medical experts.” The program will be called “Coronavirus Facts and Fears,” and in addition to Greta, the panel will include Sanjay Gupta, Richard Besser and Kathleen Sebelius. Anderson Cooper will join the group as the program’s host. Now, let’s consider the credentials of this panel of “experts” who will presume to lecture all the rest of us as to how we should live our lives. Sanjay Gupta and Richard Besser are both MDs who hold terminal degrees in medicine, but Kathleen Sebelius, Anderson Cooper and Greta Thunberg do not. They have no such education and hold no such degrees. Mrs. Sebelius describes herself as “a politician” who served as the secretary of Health and Human Services under President Obama. She goes on to say that, before becoming secretary, she served as the governor of Kansas. Mrs. Sebelius takes special care to remind us that she was only the “second woman to hold that office” and that she was the “first female chair” of the Democratic Governors Association. But what of her education? Mrs. Sebelius has an undergraduate degree in political science and an MA in public administration. She has no education in medicine. She does not hold a terminal degree in anything. Her qualifications are essentially that she is female and a political hack. What about Mr. Cooper? Well, his own bio states the following. He is an “American broadcast journalist and the primary anchor of the CNN news show ‘Anderson Cooper 360.’” It goes on to say that Mr. Cooper does have an undergraduate degree but he has no advanced degrees. He has no education in medicine or science. Zero. His “expertise” includes that he’s gay, a celebrity and a Vanderbilt, i.e., he hails from one of the wealthiest families in our nation’s history. Now on to Greta. As I am sure you know, young Greta is a “Swedish activist who has gained international recognition for promoting the view that humanity is facing an existential crisis arising from climate change.” In other words, we’re all doomed. “How dare you,” she shouts as she pretends to understand things that she doesn’t understand. Greta just turned 17 and has not graduated from high school. She has no degrees in anything, let alone any in science or medicine. Her fame is that she’s a precocious scold. Stated differently, her credentials are that she knows nothing. Now, I’m the first to agree that Drs. Gupta and Besser have earned the right to be heard (However, for the sake of open debate, it might be nice to include at least one or two of the tens of thousands of MDs in the nation who disagree with them). But, why in the world should we listen to anything coming from Mrs. Sebelius, Mr. Cooper or Greta on these matters? These are the best “experts” that CNN could find? Are we really to consider these three to be our betters when it comes to the science of contagion, pandemic, virology and immunology? Stop and think about it. These are the people who call us “science deniers” while ignoring their own “science.” These are the people who deny the truth every time they stumble onto an “inconvenient truth.” The science of “global warming” proves untenable so they switch to “climate change.” The science of “born that way” proves false, so they turn to “sexual fluidity.” The science of “flattening the curve” proves insufficient, so they just move the target again..

Thanks to Dr. Everett Piper, Phd., for that brutal assessment of the upcoming special on CNN.  For more of Dr. Piper’s piece, click on the text above.  CNN is a total joke, and this upcoming so-called “townhall” is just the latest example of it.  Stop and think about it..  What possible value could Greta Thunberg, a 17-year old with ZERO medical knowledge, education, or experience possibly contribute to such a discussion?  “Save the planet?”  Gimme a break..  Same is true for Mrs. Sebelius.  The panel IS a “joke” as Dr. Piper rightly asserts.  But, it’s par for the course for CNN, which is why we RARELY (and I mean RARELY) post anything from them here at The Daily Buzz.

Gutfeld on the Joe Biden story CNN hates to cover

In case you missed it, check out this CNN headline: “Trump goes into hiding.” I guess CNN should know. Hide and seek is their expertise. Take the story of Tara Reade, former Vice President Joe Biden’s accuser. As she gains credibility, who loses it? CNN. After all, they’ve avoided this story, even as evidence appeared on CNN decades ago, when the accuser’s mom mentioned the alleged assault to Larry King: LARRY KING: San Luis Obispo, California, hello. JEANETTE ALTIMUS, MOTHER OF BIDEN ACCUSER: Yes, hello. I’m wondering what a staffer would do besides go to the press in Washington? My daughter has just left there, after working for a prominent senator, and could not get through with her problems at all, and the only thing she could have done was go to the press, and she chose not to do it out of respect for him. KING: So she had a story to tell but, out of respect for the person she worked for, she didn’t tell it? ALTIMUS: That’s true. You’ve got to love CNN for avoiding a story that appeared on CNN. This video was not unearthed by Fox News, but by The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald’s progressive outfit. And what did CNN do? What do you expect? Forget President Trump “hiding.” CNN is now hiding from CNN. CNN ran hundreds of stories on Brett Kavanaugh — with flimsier accusations. Meanwhile, the Biden accuser: Actually worked with him (unlike Kavanaugh’s accusers) Was a Democrat, not an ideological foe (unlike Kavanaugh’s accusers) Told her mother, who then called Larry King during a segment on sex harassment and there’s actual evidence of it! So, where’s CNN’s story? Their silence is the story. They’re protecting Biden so he can be president. And Reade? The media has tossed her story into the Juanita Broaddrick file of crimes that never happened because liberals allegedly committed them. Thank God, CNN did some heroic work during Trump’s first term, though. Chasing down people who posted memes. Which is really the second part of this story. The media will protect you if they like you — and destroy you if they don’t.

Agreed 100%!!  And, we’re all to happy to document yet another glaring, brazen example of CNN’s hypocrisy and double standard in covering the news.  Thanks to Greg Gutfeld’s usual biting wit and sarcasm.  That little ditty was adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue (or “Gregologue” as they’re called) on “The Five” on April 27, 2020.  To see it and the discussion that followed with his fellow co-hosts on “The Five,” click on the text above.      🙂

CNN fact-checker ignores Biden inaccuracies despite vow to report on ‘both sides’

CNN’s “Facts First” mantra doesn’t seem to apply equally to everyone. CNN in-house fact-checker Daniel Dale is quick to point out inaccuracies made by President Trump, but he has virtually ignored the inaccuracies of the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite his previous vow to fact-check 2020 candidates on both sides of the aisle. Dale, who appeared frequently on CNN as the Toronto Star’s Washington bureau chief before officially being hired by the liberal network in 2019, has become a favorite among CNN’s anchors to refute claims Trump made at the latest press briefing or campaign rally. Dale also writes lengthy fact-checking articles for CNN’s website that have been focused almost exclusively on Trump. Back in early March, Dale suggested to CNN media critic Brian Stelter that he would treat the eventual Democratic nominee the same way he treats Trump when a “real” candidate emerged in the Democratic Primary. “All inaccuracy matters,” Dale told the low-rated pundit after fact-checking a rally speech from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., “Ideally, all politicians would be at zero inaccurate claims per speech.” Dale also claimed that Trump’s inaccurate claims are more egregious than misinformation from Democrats during the interview. “It struck me while doing this checking how different this was than fact-checking a Trump speech. For one, Trump averages 21 false claims per rally by my count and many of those are egregious, total fabrications. He’s making stuff up,” Dale said. “Sanders’ dishonesty, from the extent we had it, was traditional spin. He was stretching a little bit… it’s just no comparison between Trump and anyone in the Democratic field.” “And do you intend to keep doing this for the Democrats all season long?” Stelter asked. “Absolutely,” Dale responded. “Especially once when we have a real Democratic nominee. I plan to count their false claims just as we count Trump’s because it matters for both sides.” While Dale has done plenty of counting of Trump’s false claims, it appears few have been tallied for the former vice president since he became the Democratic frontrunner after Super Tuesday. Since Super Tuesday, Dale has written roughly 30 fact-check reports on President Trump. Meanwhile, Biden was only scrutinized once by the CNN reporter, and it came after the network’s March 16 debate where both he and Sanders were fact-checked for their entire debate performances. Dale wrote 38 pieces fact-checking Trump from Jan. 18 through April 10, and only one for Biden over the same time period. A different CNN reporter, Holmes Lybrand, also did one fact check on Biden’s comments about gun control on March 21. The last time Dale himself fact-checked Biden individually was on Jan. 6 when the former lawmaker repeated his debunked claim that he opposed the Iraq War while in the Senate. Meanwhile, other fact-checkers have been busy with Biden. Biden earned “three Pinocchios” from the Washington Post, was knocked by FactCheck.org, and given a “Mostly False” from Politifact over his claim that the Trump administration made “no effort” to send medical experts to China as the coronavirus outbreak began to grow. Biden’s campaign also earned “four Pinocchios” from the Post for claiming that Trump had “silenced” top officials of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Post determined that they falsely “manipulated” Trump’s rhetoric as if he had referred to the coronavirus as a “hoax.” CNN and Dale did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Geee..   What a surprise..  Not!  CNN and MSNBC, among others, should just be honest and straightforward about their liberal leanings.  They have no intention whatsoever of treating Biden the same way they treat Trump.  They should just be up front and honest about it, instead of lying to everyone like Dale has done here.

Ex CNN producer: Jim Acosta’s Trump skirmishes ‘make all in the press look bad’

CNN producer-turned media watchdog Steve Krakauer described his former colleague, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, as a fame-seeking attention-getter who is “actively helping Trump get re-elected” while making the press look bad. “I don’t think CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is a bad guy. I worked with him at CNN, and he was a solid, competent reporter. If Acosta’s goal was to be a great White House reporter, he could probably do it,” Krakauer wrote. “But that’s not Jim Acosta’s goal. Jim Acosta wants to be famous.” Krakauer’s media newsletter, Fourth Watch, has gained popularity for holding the press accountable, and Sunday’s edition began with the detailed critique of Acosta. “Acosta clearly aspires to use this opportunity to spar with President Trump, #Resistance Signal on Twitter and generally build his brand to move on to bigger things – a prime time show maybe, or at least a few late night TV appearances,” Krakauer wrote before pointing out the CNN reporter’s past Twitter profile background image that featured a picture of his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Jim Acosta loves nothing more than Jim Acosta,” Krakauer wrote. “I’ve also half-joked that if we found out, years from now, that Acosta was actually a plant and was secretly working for the Trump re-election campaign, I wouldn’t be shocked.” Acosta has made a name for himself in the Trump era for his hostile exchanges with the president and members of his administration. He was recently scolded by Trump for referring to the daily coronavirus press briefings as “happy talk.” Acosta regularly shouts questions when it isn’t his turn to speak and famously struggled with a White House aide for possession of a microphone during a 2018 press conference, resulting in a legal skirmish over whether or not he would be able to cover the White House. Krakauer explained that Acosta “plays the role of absurd, antagonistic journalist” during Trump’s press briefings, often teeing the president up to attack him and the media. “Trump couldn’t ask for a better foe than Jim Acosta. And the reporters who are trying to do good work, get answers to very real questions, know this,” Krakauer wrote. The Fourth Watch editor said that Acosta’s exchanges with the president “are actively helping Trump get re-elected” and “make all in the press look bad.” CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier this month, Acosta was widely condemned for interrupting Dr. Deborah Birx during a briefing and he is regularly accused of grandstanding when given the opportunity to ask questions. Acosta has even been criticized by his White House press corps colleagues. In his new book, ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl knocked his CNN counterpart, accusing him of “playing into the explicit Trump strategy of portraying the press as the opposition party.” “The surest way to undermine the credibility of the White House press corps is to behave like the political opposition,” Karl wrote. “Don’t give speeches from the White House briefing room.”

Jim Acosta really is the worst.  It’s just funny that one of CNN’s former producers is reinforcing everything we’ve been saying about him.