The Internet is burning up with what former CNN host Chris Cuomo said on a podcast about what he was thinking about after his firing from CNN.
🚨BREAKING: Chris Cuomo: “I was going to kill everybody and myself” after being fired from CNN. pic.twitter.com/PTLcALESAf
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 15, 2023
Cuomo told Anthony Scaramucci on his podcast, “Open Book with Anthony Scaramucci,” that he had to “accept [my firing] because I was going to kill everybody, including myself. Things can consume you. Italians are so passionate. And I really had to fight against that.”
The ousted journalist admitted he “makes a lot of mistakes” and started therapy after being “s–t-canned” by CNN bosses.
“There is damage that is relatable, there is damage that is unrelatable to people that I have to deal with, that I am working on,” he continued.
Cuomo has since gotten a job with News Nation. As we reported, things haven’t been going well. His viewership numbers are pretty bad, averaging about 63,000 a night, versus his CNN show where he averaged a million a night.
He recalled, “At CNN and I wasn’t set up to be [No. 1]. I wasn’t the big name there, I didn’t have the big team, they didn’t do the advertising about me. But I was still No. 1. Why? Because it was the best show. Because I was giving people what they needed in that moment.”
At NewsNation, however, Chris knows that the audience is “small” and “people don’t want to watch.”
“It’s hard to keep perspective on that because it’s kind of embarrassing,” he lamented before sternly telling The Mooch, “I will never be [No. 1] again.”
“I believe that was taken, I believe wrongly. I will litigate that. I am not going to bitch about it in the press.”
As he b**ched about it to the media. You can see he’s still not resolved his issues with getting fired.
He’s in the process of suing CNN, and he said he was also “in litigation” over the cancelation of his book after his firing.
Yes, it’s normal to get upset after being fired. No, it’s not normal to think about killing everybody and yourself; it has nothing to do with being Italian. That’s a terrible excuse, not to mention insulting to Italians. It sounds like therapy was a good idea for him.
But when this hit all over the internet on Wednesday, Cuomo tried to suggest he never said it, that the single quote marks meant it wasn’t a quote but a “characterization.”
See the single quotes? That means characterization not direct quote…the post doing what it does. The truth: We all struggle; we all have to deal with upset and anger…I am no different. That is the point…you get it…they twist it…so it goes. https://t.co/hJKmKIYfKv
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 15, 2023
“See the single quotes? That means characterization not direct quote…the post [sic] doing what it does,” Cuomo argued, attacking the NY Post for running the story. “The truth: We all struggle; we all have to deal with upset and anger…I am no different. That is the point…you get it…they twist it…so it goes.”
Um, Chris? There’s audio. Plus, he doesn’t understand that the single quotes are AP style for headlines. The headline is slightly off, in that the quote was actually “I was going to kill everybody, including [not and] myself.” Plus, the exact quote is in double quotes in the body of the article, so he’s just being ridiculous. But that’s Cuomo and it isn’t the first time that he’s said something outrageous –such as when he flipped out on the guy who called him “Fredo.” It sounds like he has a lot of work yet to do to figure himself out.
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