CNN’s embattled host Chris Cuomo had a jam-packed segment on Tuesday in which he managed to attack the intelligence of a concerned parent, question what critical race theory is and sound the alarm for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe — all in roughly 90 seconds.
"The messaging present in a new ad, Terry McAuliffe – Democrat – doesn’t want parents to have a say in what their kids learn in school. It features a mom expressing outrage saying her child was exposed to explicit material in the classroom," Cuomo said in a condescending tone before playing a clip of an ad from Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.
The Youngkin ad features a Virginia mother expressing frustration that McAuliffe, who was governor of the state from 2014 to 2018 and is running again, twice vetoed a bipartisan bill that required school to notify parents when explicit content would be assigned.
"He doesn’t think parents should have a say," the concerned mother said before Cuomo ended the ad.
CNN’s "Cuomo Prime Time" host then made a cartoonish look of concern and said, "The mom in the ad? She made headlines in 2013 for campaigning against Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved.’"
Cuomo then said "Beloved," a controversial-yet-award-winning novel that contains graphic depictions of sex, violence and bestiality while describing the horrors of slavery, is considered "one of the greatest novels in American history" before condemning the concerned mom.
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