‘America should be paying attention’
Former prime-time cable news anchor Chris Cuomo posted on-the-ground videos from war-torn Ukraine to his Instagram account Monday in the latest attempt by the disgraced former CNN star to rehabilitate his image.
The journalist — who was booted by CNN for advising his brother then Gov. Andrew Cuomo — posted videos of Ukrainian villages destroyed by bombings, Ukrainian troops taking cover behind abandoned buildings and in forts, spent Russian cluster bombs and foxholes dug out by Ukrainians amid relentless Russian shelling.
“What is happening right now in Ukraine is bad and America should be paying a lot more attention,” Cuomo wrote in the Instagram post.
“I went to the eastern front. Shelling is intense and devastating. Why so little coverage here?” he questioned. “Look at the videos below. They should be all over your screens.”
The series of videos is Cuomo’s third post from the battlefront in Ukraine, where troops are fighting against Russia’s brutal, months-long invasion.
The posts broke his seven-month hiatus from the social media platform which came after he was fired by CNN for violating its journalistic standards in December.
Like his past posts, he teased future reporting and an upcoming project possibly called “Free Agent.”
Last week, the former “Cuomo Prime Time” star shared shots of himself shirtless, smoking a cigar and flexing his muscles.
“Something’s coming . . . Summer ’22,” Cuomo, 51, noted, while he also showed off his chest tattoo.