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CNN's Chris Cuomo Getting Crushed For Quote About 'Fake News'

Chris Cuomo is getting trashed for his take on fake news.

The veteran reporter made a borderline-at-best comparison.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said today that he feels the "fake news" sentiment being thrown at his network and others is the equivalent of the n-word for journalists.

Cuomo, 46, made his comments on Sirius XM Radio.

"I see being called 'fake news' as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists," Cuomo said on SiriusXM, "the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity."

"That's what fake news is to a journalist," the CNN host continued, adding, "It's an ugly insult and you better be right if you're going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose."

CNN has been a constant focal point of criticism by President Donald Trump and others throughout the campaign and his early time in office.

Update: Cuomo has taken to Twitter to apologize, saying he was wrong.

Probably the right move.