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Gov. Cuomo's Woes Worsen, but CNN Coverage of Him Lags

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Thursday, 25 February 2021 05:13 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been all but absent from CNN news coverage as the beleaguered Democrat faces mounting criticism from his own party, Mediaite reported.

The very bad run of news began with a report by New York's attorney general alleging the state's nursing homes undercounted the number of coronavirus deaths. Things worsened when Democrat state Assemblyman Ron Kim accused Cuomo of threatening him in an effort to keep the allegations secret.

And this week, a former aide to the governor, Lindsey Boylan, accused Cuomo of sexually harassing her, alleging there was a culture of ''pervasive'' harassment and ''bullying.'' Cuomo denied the allegations.

Even at the Senate confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden's Attorney General nominee, Merrick Garland said he is open to investigating criminal misconduct in the state if confirmed.

''With all of these investigations, the Justice Department is open to evidence of fraud, false statements, violations of the law,'' Garland said, Mediaite reported.

Yet, according to Mediate, a television transcript database shows Cuomo's name was mentioned by guests or hosts of the network 23 times from Monday through Thursday afternoon. That compares with Fox News naming the governor more than 800 times in the same period, Mediaite reported.

According to Mediaite, of the 23 instances of a Cuomo mention on CNN, he got zero mention Tuesday and for the first half of Thursday. He was named once Wednesday — in connection with the opening of two coronavirus vaccination sites.

There was also just one mention Monday, when host John Berman remarked on Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's travel fiasco during Texas' power outage.

''Ted Cruz and Andrew Cuomo have one thing in common,'' Berman said on the occasion, Mediaite reported. ''They both made an appearance of sorts on 'Saturday Night Live.'''

The network's John King mentioned Cuomo on Thursday as he noted Cuomo's denial of any wrongdoing with former adviser Boylan. Mediaite reported the mention came within an hour of its request for comment on its report.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been all but absent from CNN news coverage as the beleaguered Democrat faces mounting criticism from his own party, Mediaite reported.
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