(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) After failing to shake the stink of his ignominious exit from CNN by bumbling around Ukraine role-playing war correspondent, accused sexual harasser and disgraced fake news cheerleader Chris Cuomo has landed a primetime gig to begin delivering new porky pies and obfuscations over the public airwaves.
Fledgling NewsNation, which proclaims to be “America’s source for unbiased news,” announced Tuesday that Cuomo will be joining their team with a new show this fall.
The station coupled its announcement with an appearance by Cuomo on Dan Abrams Live, where the inveterate egoist wasted no time spewing more of his trademark self-congratulatory gibberish and blatant lies.
“I learned something during this period,” Cuomo said of his pariah state after being booted from CNN for myriad transgressions.
“I have been obsessed with what happened when what was known — and there were a lot of facts that I believe are going to come out,” Cuomo said without elaborating.
“I’ve also learned that they are largely only important to me, Dan, in terms of what I want people to think, and how I want people to feel and how I want them to see me,” he said about those alleged facts that were going to be exposed.
Cuomo was fired from CNN after an investigation revealed he had grossly abused his position to abet his equally disgraced brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in trying to beat sexual harassment charges by smearing his accusers.
Chris Cuomo also faced sexual harassment allegations on his way out at CNN, after New York’s AG “released jaw-dropping documentary evidence demonstrating that Chris Cuomo played an active role in attempting to smear women whom the Attorney General concluded had made serious allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct against the Governor,” the accuser’s attorney wrote in a statement at the time.
“Hearing the hypocrisy of Chris Cuomo’s on-air words and disgusted by his efforts to try to discredit these women, my client retained counsel to report his serious sexual misconduct against her to CNN.”
Cuomo later filed a multi-million suit against CNN for his firing, which he noted Tuesday night is still being litigated, along with other allegations leveled against him and his brother.
“So, yes, there’s litigation going on,” he said. “But I’m telling you I never lied and there were no secrets.”
Even Cuomo’s soon-to-be network colleague Dan Abrams had difficulty accepting the spin, reported USA Today.
“But you said ‘I never made calls to the press about my brother’s situation,'” Abrams noted. “You did make calls to the press about your brother’s situation.”
Never one to let facts stand in the way of his preferred truth, Cuomo shrugged off the contradiction.
“The rule in my family is very simple: family, trouble, go,” said Cuomo, who has routinely been mockingly compared to Fredo, the inept, quisling brother from the Godfather.
“Other people have the luxury of judging allegations and situations. For me, it was about helping my brother in a hard way and doing it in a way that I didn’t think compromised what matters,” said the future NewsNation “unbiased” bloviator.