After nearly an hour-long interview with the victims, Dilbert Creator Scott Adams on Monday night, NewsNation anchor Chris Cuomo suggested that a pro-Trump cartoonist should not be fired over a racism scandal that derailed his career.
“He’s not David Duke,” Cuomo said Monday evening.
Late last month, Adams was abruptly attacked after he made racist remarks. That includes him telling whites to “get out of the way” of blacks, according to a conservative poll that found 53 percent of blacks agreed with the phrase. “It’s okay to be white,” which is a cheeky “hate slogan,” rooted in white supremacy. Adams identifies African-Americans as He called it a “hate group” and claimed it “makes no sense helping black Americans if you are white.”
since then Hundreds of newspapers have dropped his long cartoons. And Adams was dropped by both the comic publisher and the publisher. However, the 65-year-old author still doubled down on his words. by bemoaning his “cancellation” while insisting that what he said “It’s the opposite of racism. But it’s also racist.”
he still confirm that there was “no controversy in my view” and that “everybody agrees” with his tirade. (Cartoonists consider themselves experts in “Persuasion” for a long time)
During a prime-time interview with Cuomo, who ran most of the show, Adams bluntly claimed, “Blacks are really fine,” with his rant and reaching out to tell him so.
“People of color are contacting me and saying, ‘Let’s barbecue, let’s talk’ and all that,” he announced.
while stating that his opinion “Took out of context,” Adams argued in himself, acknowledging that he He “deliberately flirted with controversy” and he opened the rant in an attempt to He “drew attention so that I could argue effectively.” Additionally, he declined to apologize for the outburst.
“I offended people so they could find a solution,” Adams said.
Cuomo asserted that artist Dilbert does not “believe” that “whites shouldn’t be around blacks” as “his work is very clear”. In conveying his broadcast to NewsNation host Dan Abrams, Cuomo claimed that Adam He only expresses his opinions “for effect”, even though he knows they inflict pain because “He believes they will work for him.”
Cuomo added: “I just don’t know why a smart guy would get the same opportunity to talk about solutions when he’s exacerbating the problem.”
Abrams noted that “There was no defense against him at all,” while pointing out the apparent contradiction in Adams’ two-way argument that he was taken out of context. But he deliberately used those words to spark debate.
“I’m desperate for conversation,” Cuomo countered. But what it does is feed people who are selling the same things.”
After Abrams wondered what the solution was, Cuomo reiterated that “conversation” was the answer before insisting that Adams wasn’t as malign as the former Ku Klux Klan leader.
“Because he’s not David Duke, David Duke doesn’t get airtime,” the former CNN anchor declared.
“I’m not challenging you to put him on the show,” Abrams replied. “Now I’m challenging. Do you think everywhere that says we don’t want to get involved with him should reinstate him?”
Meanwhile, Cuomo said that if it was up to him, he would “cancel” the cancellation of his comics and books.
When pressured by Adams to say he purposely stopped his racist remarks, Cuomo also wondered if the cartoonist needed to apologize. “Apologizing is a sign of weakness these days,” Cuomo said.
Of course, Cuomo has been publicly terminated not too long ago. In late 2021, he was fired from his prime-time show on CNN for his involvement in his battle against his ex-brother’s sexual harassment allegations. one time governor Cuomo Prime Time The host “faced pale” at the time of his dismissal. and later sued CNN for $125 million in lost salary.
Since landing a new hosting slot at NewsNation, Cuomo has publicly bemoaned his “embarrassing” ratings on fledgling cable news networks, which tend to follow less-viewed right-wing network Newsmax.
Former CNN star which may try to create controversy and hilarity It is also open to building a platform and promoting infamous stars on his show. In addition to joining Bill O’Reilly, who was routinely banned from Fox News in 2017 for allegations of sexual misconduct, Cuomo featured Kanye West during the superstar’s anti-Semitic tirade. rap