So this is pretty funny, in terms of viral mainstream media hoaxes.
CNN personality and brother to the Governor of New York, Chris Cuomo has been famously playing up his coronavirus diagnosis. He has penned long essays on the mental anguish he has felt being quarantined and even posted scans of his lungs, which were fisked by radiologists online who said they looked totally normal. He carries on about how he’s had fever for weeks.
Now CNN staged him finally emerging from the basement of his family’s luxury house in the Hamptons:
His wife, whom he has allegedly passed the coronavirus onto, is game enough to cheer his arrival. But the expression on his son’s face is priceless, as he knows his father has not been down in the basement except for the cameras. Kids are generally bad liars, and he looks at his father with total, unmistakable contempt. It’s difficult, in the middle of this spectacle, not to feel sorry for the kid.
As pretty much everyone on the planet knows by now, Cuomo threatened ON HIS RADIO SHOW a cyclist in the Hamptons, who called him out publicly for not being quarantined despite claiming to be infected. (I say “claiming” because, at this point, it would not surprise me if Cuomo and CNN Jussie Smolletted this entire thing.)
The Long Island resident blasted as a “jackass loser fat-tire biker” by Chris Cuomo in a radio rant told The Post on Tuesday that the CNN host is nothing but a bully — and he has even filed a complaint with cops against him.
“Sometimes he’s scary stupid,” the East Hampton man, who asked to only be identified by his first name, David, said of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s little brother.
Chris Cuomo launched into a tirade on his SiriusXM show Monday night about how he didn’t like what he did for a living anymore — and ranted about a confrontation he had with a bike rider outside his property Easter Sunday, when the coronavirus-infected TV star was hanging out with his family.
David, who had been riding by, started hassling Chris Cuomo about social distancing, and the CNN star later seethed on his radio show that one big downside to money and fame is that he couldn’t tell the guy to “go to hell.”
“I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bulls–t to me, I don’t want to hear it,” Cuomo raged.
“I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth … I don’t get that doing what I do for a living: me being able to tell you to shut your mouth or I will do you the way you guys do each other.”
David told The Post he was stunned that Cuomo verbally attacked him the way he did.
The 65-year-old longtime resident said he was just out for a bike ride before Easter dinner when he spotted who he thought was Chris Cuomo on property he says the CNN anchor bought in East Hampton last year. The acreage is still being developed; a steel frame for its future house is all that’s up at the moment, David said.
David said Cuomo was with his wife, another woman and three kids who were playing around on the property.
The resident said he stopped and sat on his bike “well over a hundred feet” from the property.
“I just looked and said, ‘Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn’t he supposed to be quarantined?’”
Cuomo has been regularly airing his TV and radio shows from his family’s home in Southampton — although from the basement as he stayed quarantined from them. The anchor said on air Tuesday that he still suffers from a low-grade fever and feared that his wife is now showing signs of the virus.
So the important point here is not only that Cuomo was faking the “emergence” scene, but that CNN decided to run with this gag even though they knew that it was common knowledge that Cuomo was not only not staying quarantined, but was taking his coronavirus diagnosis on a tour of the Hamptons in a group of people.
Of course, he’s not the only TV personality in Team Apocalypse to be caught. George Stephanopoulos has also been playing up a coronavirus diagnosis on Good Morning America while simultaneously moving about his community for the amusement of TMZ and the like. He’s been spotted at the local pharmacy, out on the golf course, and out on the beach (while he rails about mayors opening beaches in Florida).
At this point, it’s not surprising that these jackasses peddle lies, but that they care so little that everyone knows it. Clutch your pearls some more when Trump calls you fake news.