Chris Cuomo is infamous for allowing his big mouth to overload his tiny circuits, and that’s exactly what happened Friday when he took to the Twitter machine in an attempt to pull yet another fast one.
Cuomo, host of CNN’s “Prime Time” program, linked to the Miami Herald’s latest hit piece on Gov. Ron DeSantis – a piece in which thoroughly-discredited former Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones featured prominently – and urged “those invested in right wing fringe attacks on Rebekah Jones” to read a supposedly “well-researched piece on what is and is not true”:
For those invested in right wing fringe attacks on Rebekah Jones, here is a well-researched piece on what is and is not true. https://t.co/jiVkUy0CII
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 4, 2021
First things first: No, the piece did not get to the bottom of what is and is not true about the fired Jones’ claims about the Florida Department of Health and DeSantis (that she was supposedly asked to manipulate Florida’s COVID dashboard to further justify the state reopening). It just included private messages exchanged between Jones (who leaked them to the Herald) and Democrat Jared Moskowitz, who was appointed director of Florida’s emergency management department by DeSantis in December 2018.
As I noted yesterday, however, those messages don’t amount to much in the scheme of things but were used by the Herald to insinuate that someone DeSantis trusted was, in turn, oddly trusting of a prominent critic who was on his administration’s radar.
In an interview with Politico, Moskowitz said his communications with her were the equivalent of “keeping a fish on a hook.” It was the “keep your friends close and enemies closer” (my phrasing) approach. And according to Politico, it worked as far as his department was concerned.
The piece also included references to thousands of emails Jones also leaked to the Herald, none of which proved her allegations about being told to manipulate data. In fact, the only “proof” made clear by the piece was the fact that the Miami Herald desperately needs Rebekah Jones as much as
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