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Was this the best media fail of the Trump era?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the compilation of 2016 election night media reactions. Seeing Rachel Maddow’s face go from restrained ecstasy to bewildered despair within just a few hours is choice. And the Young Turks profane meltdown is a thing of beauty.

But if you asked me for my favorite media moment in the era of Trump, there is a new leader…by a mile. It happened just days ago on CNN where the pretentious and barely tolerable Chris Cuomo anchored the network’s ongoing impeachment hype extravaganza.

The crew of progressive all-stars were assembled to break down that day’s testimony of David Holmes, political counsel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. Holmes had claimed that he overheard a phone call between Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland. The problem with his assertion was that this phone call was not on speakerphone. But Holmes claimed he, “could hear the president’s voice through the earpiece of the phone.”

Trump scoffed at such a notion in a tweet. So like any good progressive activist posing as a credible journalist would do, Cuomo set out to prove Holmes’ claim was entirely plausible. And what happened next was as good as it gets:

Given that we’re dealing with a man in Cuomo who has gleefully demeaned, misrepresented, and falsely impugned the character and good name of Christians and conservatives from his cable news perch, seeing him embarrass himself like this is deeply satisfying.

And even though CNN is suffering historically low ratings, enough people saw it to make him Twitter famous:

At a network employing Brian Stelter, Don Lemon, and Oliver Darcy, it’s not easy to distinguish yourself as the biggest buffoon on the payroll. But last week, Chris Cuomo proved he’s up to the task.

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