CNN appears to be covering New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by failing to cover allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by former aide Lindsey Boylan.
Boylan, a former under secretary for economic development and special adviser to Cuomo, posted an explosive essay Wednesday on the Medium website. He accused the governor of “going out of his way to touch my lower back, arms, and legs,” forcibly kissing her on the lips during a face-to-face briefing, and suggesting they “play poker” during a meeting. Travel by plane.
Cuomo’s office denied Boylan’s harassment allegations, calling them “simply untrue” and insisting that the strip poker comment “did not happen.”
Eight hours after Boylan submitted his claims, CNN, the home network of Governor Chris Cuomo’s brother, has made no mention of the allegations on its air or on CNN.com, according to Grabian transcripts and search results on the web site of the network.
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Similarly, MSNBC skipped coverage of the sexual harassment allegations facing the already beleaguered Democrat.
However, MSNBC did offer brief coverage of the current Cuomo nursing home scandal, reporting on a new Marist poll that showed 61% of New York voters believe Cuomo did something wrong with his handling of nursing homes. state elders during the coronavirus pandemic.
Neither CNN nor MSNBC responded to Fox News’ requests for comment.
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CNN, along with “Cuomo Prime Time” host Chris Cuomo, have made an unprecedented effort to downplay and deflect controversies surrounding the New York Democrat, with the far-left network giving developments in the US scandal. nursing homes little to no airtime as he unleashed the governor’s anchor brother to conduct friendly and humorous interviews with the scandal-riddled governor in the early months of the pandemic.
While the governor now faces allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation by Boylan, the CNN host once said in a May interview that his brother was “single and ready to mingle.”
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Earlier this month, CNN said Chris Cuomo was prohibited from covering his brother and admitted that the network’s top brass lifted the “rule” last year for the host to conduct his friendly fraternal interviews.
Governor Cuomo’s administration is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn after critics accused officials of covering up the actual number of COVID nursing home deaths in the condition. At the start of the pandemic, the governor ordered assisted living facilities to accept COVID-positive patients to keep hospital beds free.