CNN Ignores Andrew Cuomo Telling 'Extreme Conservatives' They Can Leave State

New York's Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared that "extreme conservatives" who are pro-life, pro-gun, and "anti-gay" are persona non grata in his state, but CNN – the network that employs Cuomo's brother, Chris – has been completely mum on the story.

Governor Cuomo stated last Friday that "extreme conservatives who are right-to life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay....have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are." Yet CNN hasn't reported the governor's eye-opening discrimination – perhaps because they share a similar distaste for "extreme conservatives."

And conservatives took offense to Cuomo's words. The spokesman for the state's Catholic Conference tweeted his disgust. Another pro-lifer blasted the governor's statement.

Cuomo's brother Chris is the co-host of CNN's morning show New Day, and has twice interviewed the governor and raised questions of a conflict of interest. CNN's Cuomo even had an awkward moment with The Catholic League's Bill Donohue, who called out his brother Governor Cuomo for opposing the Catholic church's teachings in public office.

Nevertheless, CNN doesn't think too highly of "extreme conservatives," and so might not be reporting their plight in New York any time soon.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014