TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): And The Atlantic decided that it was deeply displeased Chris Cuomo had dared to help his brother, the former Governor of New York, when he was accused of sexual harassment. "Chris Cuomo must go," The Atlantic declared and then we knew he would, we knew it was over. In the world that Jeff Zucker lives in, The Atlantic makes the rules, Cuomo was done.
And that's when, for the first time ever and very unexpectedly, we started to feel sorry for Chris Cuomo. Helping his brother is not the worst thing Chris Cuomo ever did, it in fact it may have been the best thing he ever did. Not because Andrew Cuomo was a good person -- he certainly wasn't a good person, Andrew Cuomo was loathsome -- but Andrew Cuomo was Chris Cuomo's brother and that's what you do with brothers, even the loathsome ones. You help them when they need it. Period. It's called loyalty.
So, when we tell you that the media are corrupt, we don't just mean they are corrupt politically, it is much deeper than that. They don't acknowledge the most important rules in life, your first obligation is to your family. Your first obligation is not to the state, it's not to a political party, it's not to Jeff Zucker or some creepy billion-heiress at The Atlantic magazine, it's not even to your own career. Your most basic obligation is to the people you are related to. When they need your help, no matter who they are, even if you're the governor of a state, even if they're horrible people, you help them anyway because it's your family.
Chris Cuomo may be an idiot and he is, but he understands that -- what a thing to be fired for.