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Mainstream Media Ignores Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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New York City politico Lindsey Boylan alleged on Twitter Sunday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “sexually harassed me for years,” but anyone who relies on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC or CBS for news would have no idea.

Boylan, who describes herself as a progressive on her Twitter account, worked for the governor’s administration from 2015 to 2018, according to her LinkedIn profile.

“Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years,” Boylan tweeted. “Many saw it, and watched. I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.”

“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,” Boylan continued. “No one. And I *know* I am not the only woman.”

The Media Research Center reported that ABC, NBC and CBS ignored Boylan’s claims in the first 24 hours after her allegations became public.

“The network newscasts on Sunday night and Monday morning were predictably silent on the shocking sexual harassment claims against Governor Andrew Cuomo, a hero among liberals,” NewsBusters associate editor Scott Whitlock wrote.

“On Sunday night there was silence from the networks. On Monday morning, NBC’s ‘Today,’ ‘CBS This Morning’ and ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ all avoided the accusations against the governor, despite a combined six hours of available air time,” Whitlock added.

Network newscasts weren’t the only ones who decided to skip the story, as liberal cable news channels also skipped the allegations.

A review of transcripts revealed that CNN and MSNC didn’t mention Boylan’s claims during the 24-hour period following her shocking tweet.

CNN, where Cuomo’s younger brother Chris anchors “Cuomo Prime Time,” has developed a reputation for going easy on the New York governor. Earlier this year, CNN was widely criticized for a series of softball interviews the “Cuomo Prime Time” namesake conducted with his sibling at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in New York.

The interviews were seen as major conflict of interest throughout the pandemic, e… (Read more)

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