Media Blackout: Liberal Media Ignore Bombshell Andrew Cuomo Sex Harassment Claim


Media bias has never been so obvious.

ABC, CBS and NBC have all joined CNN and MSNBC, opting to ignore sexual harassment allegations pressed against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Fox News reported Wednesday.

According to transcripts obtained from Grabien, a multimedia news information bank, none of the three broadcast networks covered sexual harassment claims made by Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to Cuomo, in their evening programs.

The allegations come as calls mount for Cuomo’s impeachment and resignation amid evidence that he covered up COVID-19 deaths in state nursing homes.

Boylan made her allegations against Cuomo in a Medium essay in which she described several instances of the governor’s inappropriate remarks and behavior.

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“Let’s play strip poker,” Cuomo once allegedly joked while he and Boylan were seated across from each other on a flight. According to Boylan, a press aide and state trooper were present at the time.

She claimed the governor created a culture of “sexual harassment” and “bullying,” which Boylan explained were “not only condoned but expected.”

“His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right. He used intimidation to silence his critics. And if you dared to speak up, you would face consequences,” she wrote.

Boylan also tweeted about her experience with Cuomo in December, saying, “Many saw [sexual harassment], and watched.”

Caitlin Girouard, Cuomo’s press secretary, called the allegations “simply false” in a Wednesday statement.

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“In Ms. Boylan’s latest blog post, she opens up with a story about a plane trip in October 2017 — the manifests of all flights from October 2017 can be found below — there was no flight where Lindsey was alone with the Governor, a single press aide, and a NYS Trooper.”

The statement lists four flight manifests dated throughout October 2017, which contain a list of passengers on each flight. A link to Cuomo’s schedule throughout October 2017 was also linked.

New York state Assemblyman Ron Kim tweeted in support of Boylan on Wednesday.

Kim has claimed to have experienced his own share of abuse from the governor.

“You will be destroyed,” Cuomo allegedly told Kim in a Feb. 11 phone call.

“You have not seen my wrath. I have been biting my tongue for months.”

Given the establishment media’s precedent of standing behind accusers in cases of sexual harassment allegations, it’s extremely confusing that the same networks that so effortlessly cover allegations against the former President would almost refuse to cover allegations of the same, if not a worse, caliber against Cuomo.

At least, it’s confusing on the surface.

This is what liberal media is about: telling the stories they want to tell in order to keep their base in line. Meanwhile, they essentially act as state media when anything potentially damaging to their party or a candidate they support comes up.

Of course, we ought to give credit where credit is due. MSNBC, although it did not cover claims of sexual harassment, did report on a Marist poll showing that 60 percent of New Yorkers believe Cuomo “did something unethical” if not outright illegal in his handling of state nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the point still stands that, generally, the most-watched television networks in the United States will adapt their stories to their biases, not the other way around.

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