Sean Spicer, the host of Newsmax’s Spicer & Co., former White House press secretary, and author of Radical Nation: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Dangerous Plan for America, told Breitbart News Daily podcast host Alex Marlow on Wednesday that CNN’s Chris Cuomo lied to his audience when he denied advising his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), about news media strategies to combat allegations of sexual misconduct.
“What [Chris Cuomo] did more than anything is lie to us, to his viewers,” Spicer told Marlow. “I think CNN did the same, saying that there was nothing to see here, saying he wasn’t advising [Andrew Cuomo]. That’s clearly a lie.”
Spicer remarked, “What I have is a problem with the fact that [CNN] lied about it. [Chris Cuomo] went on air, said, ‘It wasn’t like I was an adviser to my brother,’ and he was. The text messages show it. He then lied: ‘Well, I’m not covering him.’ We know that was a lie.”
“CNN said that they were satisfied with his answers,” he continued. “This is supposed to be an organization that prides itself on its investigative news reporting and couldn’t either find the facts or didn’t want to.”
CNN markets itself as a politically objective and nonpartisan news media outlet. It previously branded itself “The Most Trusted Name in News.”
Spicer concluded, “The big problem that I have with all that is the sanctimonious attitude of CNN, where they’re better than everybody. They admonish everybody for lying and not being straight, and yet this comes out.”
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