Remember when the media were in love with Andrew Cuomo? We sure do. But now that he’s a proven serial groper, the media’s lovefest with the disgraced Democratic New York Governor looks all the more embarrassing in hindsight.
On Tuesday morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James held a briefing where she and a team of investigators announced that Governor Cuomo had sexually harassed numerous women between 2013 and 2020. Furthermore, James reported that victims of the Governor’s unwanted touching and harassment were not limited to members of his own staff.
Cuomo previously has denied any wrongdoing.
These findings aren’t just a serious problem for the Governor — they’re also a big mess for the media, who since early 2020 have been showering him with praise and adulation. For a refresher, watch the video below:
Back during the start of the coronavirus pandemic, TV journalists described Cuomo as “brave,” “honest,” and even “the leader of the Democratic Party.” MSNBC host Joy Reid even claimed that he had become “a kind of acting president.”
But the most acute case of Cuomo fever was (of course) CNN’s Brian Stelter, who closed the March 22, 2020 edition of Reliable Sources with this proclamation:
“Dealing with hardship actually makes you stronger.” That’s what Governor Cuomo said earlier today. That’s what I’m going to kids right now at home.
Get a grip, Brian.
The news establishment’s sappy past with Cuomo are making him look one heck of a lot like the next Michael Avenatti — that is, a cautionary tale about the media’s adoration for any sleaze ball who’ll stick his thumb in Donald Trump’s eye.