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.