NEW YORK (AP) — Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo are the CNN couple that no longer tweets together.
They share a desk each morning as anchors of CNN’s “New Day,” but have vastly different philosophies on social media.
Camerota publicly broke with Twitter last week, saying the anger she sees there “grosses her out.” Cuomo dives in all the time, relishing combat with everyone from anonymous trolls to the president of the United States. He’s tweeted more than 17,000 times.
Camerota announced her breakup with a “Dear John,” er, “Dear Twitter” letter posted on CNN’s website Wednesday. A relationship that began with a “Happy Mother’s Day” post in 2009 had soured. Camerota was avoiding Twitter’s calls and messages until finally cutting things off.
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She barely bothered with the “it’s not you, it’s me” trope.
“You’re a shadow of your former self, the one I was first attracted to,” she wrote. “It’s no fun to be with you anymore. You’ve become mean and verbally abusive. In fact, you gross me out. You’re a cesspool of spleen-venting from people who think it’s acceptable to insult other people in public and anonymously.”
All she can do, she wrote, “is save myself from the bitter, dark places where you like to dwell.”
“Maybe sometime in the distant future, we can be friends again,” Camerota said. “Maybe you’ll become more thoughtful, and I’ll be excited to see your icon on my screen again. But I’m not hopeful.”
And by the way? “I won’t miss you for a second,” she said.
Cuomo understands. “Her analysis of the atmosphere is spot-on,” he said, on Twitter, naturally (both anchors sent word through a CNN spokeswoman that they did not want to talk about social media).
“If she is happy, I am happy,” he typed. “I ain’t going nowhere.”
Cuomo proudly notes in his Twitter profile that he’s been…