Cuomo Admits ABC Had BANNED Them Wearing American Flag Pins After 9/11

Nicholas Fondacaro | October 26, 2023
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Since being hired by NewsNation, anchor Chris Cuomo has had a noticeable change in how he talks about the media on his eponymous show. And during a conversation with Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group Wednesday night, Cuomo recalled his time at ABC News post-September 11th and admitted that the network had banned its reporters from wearing and displaying American flag pins on the lapels of their jackets when they appeared on-air.

Cuomo’s memory of the ban seemed to be jogged by current criticism of how he uses the word “we” when talking about America. “It's interesting. You know, I've had people for the first time since 9/11 in the War on Terror. People have been commenting on social media that I shouldn't say ‘we’ when we talk about America,” he said.

Flaunting an apparently new-found defiance of corporate media rules, he then recalled how ABC had ordered a ban on American flag pins.


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