The Media Research Center accused CNN’s Chris Cuomo of politicizing Alex Trebek’s cancer diagnosis by praising the "Jeopardy!" host for putting facts first during a time of “rampant truth abuse in our politics.”
Trebek revealed in a YouTube video Wednesday night that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake then made “veiled references to President Trump” and “used the news to promote CNN’s empty slogan” when covering the news, according to MRC analyst Nicholas Fondacaro.
“In a time that is all about what is keeping us apart, we got tough news today about someone who has always brought America together, literally for decades,” Cuomo said. “Trebek is a major asset to our culture, not just to the game show. In a time of shallow beliefs and rampant truth abuse in our politics and beyond, every night he makes facts first.”
Fondacaro wrote that “Cuomo treats his show as a prosecutor’s argument and courtroom against President Trump” and feels his message to Trebek was no exception.
The criticism of Cuomo also pointed out that he keeps nothing sacred and will take any opportunity to politicize an issue.
In a time that is all about what is keeping us apart, we got tough news today about someone who has brought America together for decades. I don't care what your race, color, creed, gender, or bank account, you've watched Alex Trebek on Jeopardy. pic.twitter.com/t39bt8tRCM— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 7, 2019