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Norm MacDonald Gets Booted From ‘Tonight Show.’ Here’s Why.

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Comedian Norm MacDonald was supposed to make an appearance on the Tonight Show Tuesday night to promote his new Netflix show, but NBC cancelled his appearance after he made some disparaging remarks about the #MeToo movement.

Macdonald has a new Netflix show premiering Friday, called “Norm Macdonald Has A Show,” and was set to discuss his latest project with Jimmy Fallon, but after the former “Saturday Night Live” star’s interview with the Hollywood Reporter was published, the network canceled, citing “sensitivity to our audience.”

In an interview in which Macdonald seemed to criticize and awkwardly defend everything he was asked about (he talked about how the Constitution was designed to survive President Donald Trump, but also said the world was not as bad as he feared it would be with Trump as president), one segment stuck out. It appears as though once a hashtag is deemed saintly, any criticism becomes unacceptable. “Superman” and “Mission Impossible” star Henry Cavill found this out the hard way just a month ago.

Now it’s Macdonald’s turn. He told the Hollywood Reporter that he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a bit.”

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“It used to be, ‘One hundred women can’t be lying.’ And then it became, ‘One woman can’t lie.’ And that became, ‘I believe all women.’ And then you’re like, ‘What?’ Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there,” Macdonald said.

Naturally, this quote was left out of most media accounts of Macdonald’s cancelled appearance.

Macdonald was then asked about an accused person admitting to wrongdoing, to which the comedian responded:

“The model used to be: admit wrongdoing, show complete contrition and then we give you a second chance. Now it’s admit wrongdoing and you’re finished. And so the only way to survive is to deny, deny, deny. That’s not healthy — that there is no forgiveness. I do think that at some point it will end with a completely innocent person of prominence sticking a gun in his head and ending it. That’s my guess. I know a couple of people this has happened to.”

Now, hilariously, NBC was the network who tried to stop reporter Ronan Farrow from publishing his piece about the sexual abuses of film mogul Harvey Weinstein, the incident that more or less launched the #MeToo movement.

It’s obvious then, that these folks were trying to make up for their colossal booboo and for the flack they’ve taken for it ever since. Sorry, but it’s too little, too late. Any attempt to save face over that is going to be seen for what it is. Damage control.

They don’t give a rip about their audience. If they did, they would’ve been all over Farrow’s story. But they weren’t. In fact, it seems they might have been trying to help cover Weinstein’s tracks.

In the end, what they did to MacDonald is pure hypocrisy.

Source: Daily Wire

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CUOMO KAPUT! CNN Takes Bold Action After Anchor’s Unconscionable Behavior

CNN has had enough of their primetime star’s scurrilous behavior.

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The moral ambiguity of the mainstream media took a backseat this week, at least in one decision made by CNN, after primetime star Chris Cuomo was once again embroiled in an abhorrent scandal.

Cuomo, the younger brother of disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had earlier been caught using his vast media resources in an effort to help the Empire State lawmaker plot a PR strategy to combat a scandal of his own:  Being credibly accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least one dozen women, some of whom were employees of the governor at the time.

Now it has been revealed that the pundit also went so far as to contact some of his brother’s accusers, which was a step too far for CNN.

CNN has suspended prime time anchor Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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A second hour of “Anderson Cooper 360” aired in Cuomo’s place on Tuesday night. A town hall about Covid-19 will air Wednesday night.

Tuesday’s announcement about the suspension was the equivalent of a cable news shockwave. Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program is frequently CNN’s most-watched hour of the day. He is a larger-than-life presence at the network. And he was determined to stay on TV this year despite a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against his brother, which culminated in the governor’s resignation three months ago.

The network did not mince their words.

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,” the spokesperson continued. “But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew,” the spokesperson added. “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
There is no telling how long Cuomo could be sidelined, or if a return to CNN is even possible given what we know about the egregiousness of his actions.

The moral ambiguity of the mainstream media took a backseat this week, at least in one decision made by CNN, after primetime star Chris Cuomo was once again embroiled in an abhorrent scandal. Cuomo, the younger brother of disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, had earlier been caught using his vast media resources in an effort to help the Empire State lawmaker plot a PR strategy to combat a scandal of his own:  Being credibly accused of sexually assaulting and harassing at least one dozen women, some of whom were employees of the governor at the time. Now it has been revealed that the pundit also went so far as to contact some of his brother’s accusers, which was a step too far for CNN. CNN has suspended prime time anchor Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation,” after new documents revealed the cozy and improper nature of his relationship with aides to his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A second hour of “Anderson Cooper 360” aired in Cuomo’s place on Tuesday night. A town hall about Covid-19 will air Wednesday night. Tuesday’s announcement about the suspension was the equivalent of a cable news shockwave. Cuomo’s 9 p.m. program is frequently CNN’s most-watched hour of the day. He is a larger-than-life presence at the network. And he was determined to stay on TV this year despite a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against his brother, which culminated in the governor’s resignation three months ago. The network did not mince their words. “The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday evening. “The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.” “When Chris admitted…

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CNN Opens Investigation into Chris Cuomo After Bombshell Revelation Drops

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CNN’s primetime pairing of Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo is quite rare.  You see, nowhere else can you find two consecutive “infotainment” shows hosted by men of such shamelessness.

For those not in the know:  Don Lemon is facing allegations of ugly sexual harassment in which the host was purported to have stuffed his hand down his pants and then asked a man to smell his fingers, complete with a threatening inquisition as to what sort of genitalia that man prefers.

Chris Cuomo, who had previously been criticized for using his media resources to help craft a PR strategy for his grope-y ex-governor of a brother, is now facing another similarly distasteful accusation.

CNN host Chris Cuomo used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment, according to documents released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office.

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While Chris Cuomo has previously acknowledged advising his brother and his team on the response to the scandals, the records show that his role in helping the then-governor was much larger and more intimate than previously known.

And the act was blatant.

Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators. He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use.

“Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew Cuomo attempted to kiss a woman, Anna Ruch, in an unwanted advance at a wedding, Chris Cuomo texted DeRosa: “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”

CNN, whose very existence is dependent upon editorialized knee-jerk reactions suggested that they’d need a few days to assess the situation before casting any sort of castigation in Cuomo’s direction.

CNN’s primetime pairing of Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo is quite rare.  You see, nowhere else can you find two consecutive “infotainment” shows hosted by men of such shamelessness. For those not in the know:  Don Lemon is facing allegations of ugly sexual harassment in which the host was purported to have stuffed his hand down his pants and then asked a man to smell his fingers, complete with a threatening inquisition as to what sort of genitalia that man prefers. Chris Cuomo, who had previously been criticized for using his media resources to help craft a PR strategy for his grope-y ex-governor of a brother, is now facing another similarly distasteful accusation. CNN host Chris Cuomo used his sources in the media world to seek information on women who accused his brother Andrew Cuomo, then the governor of New York, of sexual harassment, according to documents released Monday by the New York Attorney General’s Office. While Chris Cuomo has previously acknowledged advising his brother and his team on the response to the scandals, the records show that his role in helping the then-governor was much larger and more intimate than previously known. And the act was blatant. Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators. He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use. “Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo said to DeRosa in one message in early March. Then, three days after the New York Times reported in March about how Andrew…

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