CNN reporter Jim Acosta seemed unwilling to address allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo when Davis Marcus of The Federalist asked him to comment on them.
It comes as CNN continues to face a credibility crisis over an unprecedented push to downplay and deflect controversies from the Democrats, with the far-left network giving its developments little to no airtime, and giving Chris Cuomo free rein. to conduct friendly and comical interviews. with the governor plagued by scandals.
A video shared on Twitter shows Marcus breaking into an interview Acosta was conducting at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Marcus can be heard asking Acosta why his network is more interested in covering Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, flying to Cancun, Mexico, rather than allegations of sexual assault or the nursing home scandal.
The pair have an exchange, with Acosta insisting that those stories are covered, with Marcus repeatedly telling Acosta, “No, you are not.”
When Marcus asks what he thinks of Cuomo, Acosta seems to spin around, saying vaguely, “I’m here to do a job right now.”
“Do you have a lot to say about Trump, nothing to say about Cuomo?” Marcus asks.
“I’m here to do a job,” Acosta says again.
When Marcus asks, “What do you have to say about Cuomo?” Acosta seems reluctant to speak.
CNN’s Brian Stelter was forced to address allegations of sexual harassment involving his colleague Chris Cuomo’s brother after his network was reported for delaying coverage of the New York governor’s first accuser.
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In Sunday’s installment of “Reliable Sources,” Stelter focused largely on The New York Times’ explosive report outlining the accusations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo by former aide Charlotte Bennett, which CNN covered at. aired earlier in the day after the story was published Saturday night. However, Stelter avoided the essay published earlier in the week by Lindsey Boylan, which CNN ignored for nearly 24 hours after she made her allegations public.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo first acknowledged Sunday that some of his behavior with women “may have been insensitive or too personal” and said he would cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state attorney general.
In a statement issued amid mounting criticism within his own party, the Democrat maintained that he had never inappropriately touched or proposed to anyone. But he said he made fun of people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful.”
“Now I understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in a way that I never intended. I acknowledge that some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as a Unwanted flirting … To the extent that someone felt that way, I’m really sorry, “he said.
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Cuomo, one of America’s most prominent governors, faces the most serious challenge of his decade in office after allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. Democrats in New York and across the country are not joining his side, leaving him increasingly isolated from traditional allies.
Associated Press contributed to this report..