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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Defends Interview With Brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Cuomo“New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo defended himself against scrutiny that he shouldn’t have interviewed his older brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning about yesterday’s tragic train derailment in New York City.

“Obviously I did the intv because it was non political, and frankly, I invite the criticism—because it exposes the hollowness of a lot of what is out there,” Cuomo emailed The Daily Beast. “Critics say my intv was no diff than any other and then criticize anyway,” adding, “Think about that. I get the obvious suspicion, but the media has to do better than simply cater to the obvious…and pawn off negativity as a proxy for insight.”

Among those catering to the obvious…
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Guess Who Owns a TV?

maddow_4-8.jpgRemember how MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has never owned a TV? Well now that’s about to change.

Gawker’s Alex Pareene has a first look at her upcoming interview in Dossier Journal (not yet online), which reveals she drunkenly purchased a television.

“I got drunk last Thursday and ordered one on Amazon!” she said. “I woke up the next morning and there was the confirmation email stating that we had indeed bought a $400 television.”

There’s no word yet whether she’ll be splurging on cable.

> Update: Breaking news from Alana Russo‘s (MSNBC PR) Twitter: Maddow has set up cable.