There is a pervasive fear in America today that the mainstream media might not have their best interests at heart, and it’s easy to see why.
These networks and anchors remain relevant only through outrage, at times, pushing the envelope on what’s appropriate or responsible in order to keep eyes on their product. These are entertainment companies, after all, and they have to sell commercials to remain in business.
This has led to competition in which some players have very obviously chosen sides. For many networks, this equates to omitting some stories that don’t fit their narrative, or that could drive viewers away.
In the case of the recent bombshell report regarding the constant sexual harassment perpetrated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, several mainstream news outlets were slow to even acknowledge the story.
The three major broadcast networks joined CNN and MSNBC Wednesday in avoiding mention of sexual harassment claims against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during their evening news programs.
According to Grabien transcripts, ABC’s “World News Tonight,” CBS’ “Evening News,” and NBC’s “Nightly News” made no mention of the embattled Cuomo, who is facing calls for his impeachment and resignation after he was accused of covering up the number of deaths from COVID-19 in state nursing homes following his controversial order that assisted living facilities accept COVID-positive patients.
On Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, Cuomo’s former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser, alleged in an essay published on the website Medium that the governor went “out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs,” forcibly kissed her on the lips during a one-on-one briefing and suggested that they “play strip poker” during a plane ride.
As of Thursday, several of these outlets were reporting on the horrid accusations made by Boylan, at least on their digital platforms.
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