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CNN’s Chris Cuomo confesses to Seth Meyers that he’s ‘secretly part of the problem’

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While CNN host Chris Cuomo might be known for his tough questions and demand for accountability for guests on his show, he told Late Night host Seth Meyers he agrees he’s part of the problem.

During a Tuesday interview, Cuomo said that he frequently gets berated by liberals for giving a platform to White House apologists and allies of President Donald Trump. However, he said he doesn’t want to hear it.

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“Look, if I am not doing my job, then don’t watch,” Cuomo said. “You have great choices on at the same time as me, and if I’m not getting it done, that’s the price of performance. But don’t be closed off to people just because they say what you don’t like. There is value two ways in being tested.”

He talked about the silos visible during the hearing for Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday and the disinterest in consensus. When it comes to judges, Cuomo said that the right wants to stack the court with young, white, male judges that will set jurisprudence for an entire generation. For the right, there’s nothing else that matters.

“I’m not judging it, but that’s why as soon as Kavanaugh, if he makes it through, and he is confirmed, Donald Trump’s presidency goes in the history books as being impactful because he will have changed that court,” he explained.

The two also joked about an earlier bit Meyers did about Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who gently tapped his gavel as his Democratic colleagues spoke over him. Meyers found it hilarious because it was so passive aggressive.

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“The Grassley thing was so funny, I almost popped one of the caps off my teeth,” Cuomo joked.

When the conversation took a serious tone, Cuomo explained that the negativity of the news has a way of consuming someone.

“My only concern that I have is that you let the negativity consume you, not that there isn’t a good reason for it, but we are going to have elections now,” he explained. “If people come out and vote, then you win. Then people win. If they don’t come out and vote, then they have nothing to complain about.

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“Look, I wish I had some kind of high ground,” Cuomo continued. “Another thing that I constantly get told, including by my kids, is that I’m part of the problem. I get told that all the time, which secretly I have always believed.”

Meyers laughed, noting it’s always nice when one’s children can reinforce their beliefs about themselves.

“I always knew, you know, the self-loathing would pay off with some kind of universal recognition,” Cuomo said, laughing. “So, now, that’s why I wear all black.”

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UK travel giant Thomas Cook set to collapse: report

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Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was reported to be coming to an end on Monday after the British travel firm struggled to find private investment to keep it afloat, potentially affecting thousands of holidaymakers.

The operator has said it needs £200 million ($250 million) or else it will face administration, which could affect 600,000 holidaymakers and require Britain's largest peacetime repatriation.

A source close to the negotiations told AFP that the company had failed to find the cash from private investors and would collapse unless the government intervened.

But ministers are unlikely to step in due to worries about the pioneering operator's longer-term viability, the Times reported, leaving it on the brink.

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‘We are the people’: Watch Billy Porter get a standing ovation for his passionate speech at the Emmys

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In a powerful and passionate speech accepting his Emmy, "Pose" actor Billy Porter showered the audience with love and proudly reminded all of their right to belong and be loved.

"Oh, my God. God bless you all! The category is love, y'all, love!" Porter exclaimed.

The epic FX show "Pose" depicts Black and Latinos in the LGBTQ ballroom culture of New York City in the 1980s in the first season and the early 1990s in the second season.

"I am so overwhelmed and so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day," he said. "James Baldwin wrote, 'It took many years of vomiting up the filth I was taught about myself and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.' I have the right. You have the right. We all have the right."

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Paris show of King Tutankhamun artifacts set new record with 1.42 million visitors

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A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organisers said.

The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the "exhibition of the century" in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see "Tutankhamun and His Times" at the Petit Palais.

"Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" -- which has been described as a "once in a generation" show -- will open in London in November.

The last time a show of comparable size about the boy king opened there in 1972 it sparked "Tutmania", with 1.6 million people thronging the British Museum.

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