Report: Cuomo Sexually Harassed 11 Women, Facing Resignation or Impeachment

Coverage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment scandal is generally the same across the spectrum. He is facing calls to resign.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under fire after the state Attorney General released a report corroborating the allegations of 11 women that he sexually harassed them.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • The Daily Beast highlighted Biden’s tepid response yesterday, noting the President previously said he would support those calling for Cuomo’s resignation if the allegations proved true, ending their coverage with reference to somewhat similar allegations against Biden himself.
  • CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent and human potato Brian Stelter discussed “the CNN angle”, referring to Gov. Cuomo’s brother and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo participating in the governor’s defense. Stelter effectively ran defense for CNN, saying CNN employees were supportive of Chris Cuomo.
  • Huffington Post largely stuck to the facts, including Biden’s call for Cuomo’s resignation, and the efforts on NY Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against the governor.



Author’s Take

The coverage on the scandal, save for CNN’s Stelter trying in vain to salvage his colleague’s and network’s reputation, appeared similar in tone across the spectrum. It boggles the mind how Chris Cuomo is still employed let alone allowed to be on the air right now. Has CNN completely given up on even the pretense of having journalistic ethics? The phrase “HR doesn’t work for you; HR works for the company” comes to mind. Stelter is HR, not a reporter.

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© Dallas Gerber, 2021