Mainstream Media Outlets Completely Ignore Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo
Multiple mainstream media outlets have failed to report on the explosive sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
According to the Media Research Center, broadcast news outlets such as CBS, NBC, and ABC have all neglected the story.
From the New York Post:
CBS, NBC and ABC were all silent on Sunday night — the same day Cuomo’s former aide Lindsey Boylan tweeted out the claims against her ex-boss, according to the Media Research Center.
The group said the same networks’ Monday morning news shows also failed to report on the allegations, which Cuomo has denied.
Fox News, meanwhile, ran a report on the news at about 6:10 p.m. Sunday.
Boylan, who worked as Cuomo’s deputy secretary of economic development from March 2015 to October 2018, made the allegations in a tweet Sunday. She claimed Cuomo had “sexually harassed” her “for years,” and that he would often criticize her looks instead of focusing on her job performance.
In a subsequent tweet, Boylan said that “not knowing what to expect” when she got to work was the “most upsetting part,” and that she knows she is “not the only woman” to face harassment from the governor.
Not knowing what to expect what’s the most upsetting part aside from knowing that no one would do a damn thing even when they saw it.
And I *know* I am not the only woman.
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) December 13, 2020
Boylan is now running for Manhattan borough president.
Cuomo, who in the past has called on people to believe allegations women make against men in power, has denied Boylan’s allegations.
“Look, I fought for and I believe a woman has a right to come forward and express her opinion, and express issues and concerns that she has. But it’s just not true,” Cuomo said when questioned about the allegations by reporters during his daily briefing.
Of course, this isn’t the only time mainstream media outlets have attempted to ignore stories harmful to Democrats. After an Axios report last week claimed Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell may have been compromised by an alleged Chinese spy early in his political career, most mainstream outlets didn’t find the revelations particularly newsworthy.
From Fox News:
However, despite having been a loyal guest on MSNBC and CNN for three years to promote the Russia investigation — including allegations about President Trump being an “agent” of the Kremlin — the latest Swalwell news received almost no attention from the cable news outlets on Tuesday.
MSNBC spent roughly five minutes on Axios’ reporting during the network’s 5 a.m. program on Tuesday without mentioning it again for the rest of the day. Meanwhile, CNN completely avoided the story altogether, both on-air and online.
After CNN initially ignored the story, Swalwell joined the liberal network on Wednesday morning to respond to the report.
Fox News also pointed out that broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC “all skipped” covering the story, while major newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington Post showed little interest as well.
But perhaps the most egregious example of media malpractice came in October, when mainstream media outlets teamed with social media giants Facebook and Twitter to completely kill a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s overseas business ventures just weeks before the 2020 Election.
Now that the election is over, media outlets have been more willing to cover the fact that Biden is indeed under federal investigation for potential money laundering and his foreign business dealings.