We are learning more about the events that led to the firing of former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.
The New York Attorney General’s office released six hours of video testimony Thursday showing Cuomo discussing his involvement in advising his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his defense against sexual harassment allegations.
Chris Cuomo was deposed on July 15, 2021. Cuomo was fired in December over ethical concerns that he used his position at the network to influence the investigations into his brother’s alleged actions.
Cuomo admitted during his testimony that his brother asked him to stay “in the loop.”
“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,” CNN said in a Dec. 5 statement.
A full copy of the transcript is available here.
CNN Reporter: Pro-life Protestors Were ‘Confrontational’ to Our Crew
CNN’s Nadia Romero criticized pro-life advocates for reportedly interrupting her live shot outside of the last clinic to provide abortions in Mississippi.
CNN National Correspondent Nadia Romero criticized pro-life advocates for reportedly interrupting her live shot outside of the last clinic to provide abortions in Mississippi. Romero was at the clinic following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The court announced its decision Friday after an unnamed source leaked its draft opinion last month.
Following the decision, abortion will likely become illegal in Mississippi in almost all cases within the next few weeks. A video posted on Mediate shows Romero’s standup guarded by a Mississippi police officer.
While reporting from the clinic at the center of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Romero claims that pro-life protestors were “threatening” and “confrontational” to her and the camera crew.
“It has not been a good morning here. It has been confrontational. It has been very threatening,” Romero said outside the last standing abortion clinic in the state following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“They want to be on TV, let’s put them on TV,” the reporter said, stepping to the side. She reported the men did not identify themselves by name or say what group they were affiliated with,” Romero added.
Jessica Tarlov, Leo Terrell Clash Over Roe v. Wade Ruling
It didn’t take long for news outlets to begin sparring on the issue, and one of the more animated ones occurred on Fox News.
On Friday, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, which now hands over the determination of abortion legality to individual states.
It didn’t take long for news outlets to begin sparring on the issue, and one of the more animated ones occurred on Fox News. Contributors Leo Terrell and Jessica Tarlov disputed multiple times on the topic following the ruling.
Tarlov, a Democratic strategist and co-host of The Five, said that this decision would have dire consequences, something that made Terrell shake his head and interrupt multiple times.
“Alito made it clear that he didn’t think this it would expand to contraception and same-sex marriage, but [Clarence] Thomas said he thought they should be reevaluated, and when you consider the fact that Justices [Brett] Kavanaugh and [Neil] Gorsuch lied to the senators that they met with —” Tarlov said, per Mediaite.
“They followed the law. You may not like the law, but we are a nation of laws. That’s what they did. What they basically said was if you don’t like the ruling, you go to the states,” Terrell fired back.
Tarlov and Terrell continued clashing in another segment while discussing the potential consequences.
She said “every man that takes part in conceiving a child” should be on the hook for child support, leading to Terrell shaking his head while muttering, “oh God.”
“Stop saying, ‘Oh God!’” Tarlov said.
“I can’t believe you’re using this quality time to push a democratic agenda. Go ahead. I’ll be quiet. Go ahead. Keep talking. It’s ridiculous,” Terrell snapped.
“I’m sorry. Were you pregnant recently?” Tarlov stated.
“Every time I come on this show, I’m attacked,” Terrell mumbled.
Kim Godwin: “Newscasts at Some Point Will Be Totally Streamed”
Godwin sat down with Recode host and Vox journalist Peter Kafka at the Collison Conference in Toronto.
ABC News president Kim Godwin has been in her position for more than a year and she recently sat down with Recode host and Vox journalist Peter Kafka at the Collison Conference in Toronto, where they discussed the future of news media.
With streaming both on the audio and visual side, becoming more of a player for news and how they reach the younger audience, Godwin says that getting to the demographic is via a digital strategy.
“The price of admission is that digital strategy. That push alert – getting to people early,” said Godwin, per TV Newser. “And then we have people who really are in tune with the way people are consuming news.”
“You really have to niche it out. You can’t put a TikTok on Facebook…. You have to approach it with a multi-faceted and multi-pronged approach and try to get there first.”
Furthermore, Godwin wants the network to lean on their brand on various platforms that are skewered to the young generation, like TikTok.
“ABC News is a strong news brand in America. So we are leveraging that brand on TikTok. [ABC News foreign correspondent] Ian Pannell who is covering the war in Ukraine right from the frontlines,” Godwin said.
“In addition to the reports he’s sending back for World News Tonight and Good Morning America, he’s doing TikToks. And they’re interesting, different and customized for that audience. As journalists, we are looking at our coverage in a different way.”
Godwin was then asked how she plans to get the younger crowd to turn on ABC News, where they make their money, but she says news could be heading toward being streamed rather than having the more youth turn on ABC.
“I think there is going to be a business for us there one day (on TikTok),” said Godwin. “That’s where all the bridges are leading. Everything is getting smaller on linear, but maybe the newscasts at some point will be totally streamed, like ABC News Live,” Godwin concluded.
“Maybe that’s where World News Tonight and GMA will eventually be. I really think we are headed that way, all the numbers show that… Maybe they meet in the middle somewhere eventually.”