Cooper: Journalists Have Strict Standards. CNN broadcaster Anderson Cooper spoke to Stephen Colbert about Chris Cuomo’s firing. He explained “journalists have strict ethics and strict rules that we are to abide by, and if you don’t abide by them, there are repercussions.” Anderson maintained that he had no advance word of the network’s termination of Chris. He added that he feels terrible for his former colleague and his family. Anderson addressed the UNETHICAL CONDUCT of the ex Governor’s brother. Chris like Andrew thought he could play by his own rules. After initial equivocation CNN did the right thing and canned him. Both of them self destructed. They are pariahs with careers in ruins. Cooper: Journalists Have Strict Standards. Too bad Chris did not realize that when he violated his profession’s code of conduct !!