Perspectives: The Media and Andrew Cuomo

Headline Roundup August 4th, 2021

After New York Attorney General Letitia James said a probe had determined that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women, widespread media coverage followed soon after — as did media criticism. Cuomo has gained national prominence in recent years, due in large part to his public feuds with former President Donald Trump and his state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor has been a constant figure in media coverage of these subjects, while also being the main focus of other narratives, such as his potential to run for president or his administration's alleged cover-up of COVID-19-related deaths in nursing homes

Right-rated outlets and voices focus more on Cuomo's relationship with the media than left- and center-rated outlets. Many on the right accuse major news sources of being biased in Cuomo's favor throughout the pandemic, and softening public perception of him while masking controversies. Some focused specifically on CNN and primetime host Chris Cuomo, Andrew's brother, who frequently hosted him on his weeknight TV show during the pandemic and reportedly advised him amid the sexual harassment probe.

From the Right
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ANALYSIS

CNN host Chris Cuomo ignored the bombshell news Tuesday that his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., was accused by the state's attorney general of sexually harassing 11 women. 

The stone silence from CNN’s most-watched host, who offered his brother advice and even drafted a statement to respond to the allegations against him in February, has some critics saying he should be taken off the air. Others feel the embattled network missed a chance to display journalism morals and ethics that have eroded in recent years. 

CNN’s Cuomo, who had awkwardly addressed the family drama on his...

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From the Left
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ANALYSIS

There's no relationship quite like it in politics or media: A pair of brothers, one governing the fourth biggest state in the country, the other hosting one of the most prominent shows on cable TV. Right now, both men are standing in a very bright spotlight.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's alleged sexual harassment and abuse of power -- documented in excruciating detail by NY AG Letitia James' report -- is leading him down an impeachment track. Chris Cuomo's role as a member of his brother's inner circle, a role that raises serious questions...

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From the Right
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OPINION

Assume, for the moment, that at the height of “Cuomosexuals” in 2020, members of the national news media did not know that Andrew Cuomo habitually and shamelessly sexual harassed women who worked for him for many years.

There was still that odd incongruence that New York state persistently ranked at or near the highest in COVID-19 deaths per million residents. And it wasn’t merely a factor of New York City getting hit first or the sheer population density. Nineteen months after the first diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., New York still...

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