CNN has been intentionally ignoring the sixth and most damaging accusation against Governor Cuomo since it came out earlier this week, an accusation of sexual assault that, as Levin pointed out, rivals that of what Biden was accused by Tara Reade.
First, here’s the accusation via Fox News, who reports this from the Times Union:
“The staff member, whose identity is being withheld by the Times Union, had been called to the mansion under the apparent pretext of having her assist the governor with a minor technical issue involving his mobile phone,” the Times Union reported, according to a source with direct knowledge of the allegation. “They were alone in Cuomo’s private residence on the second floor when he closed the door and allegedly reached under her blouse and began to fondle her, according to the source.”
The report continued, “The person, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said the woman — who is much younger than Cuomo — told the governor to stop. Her broader allegations include that he frequently engaged in flirtatious behavior with her, and that it was not the only time that he had touched her.”
A totally bombshell accusation from a staffer and one that carries possible criminal charges.
But, as Fox News points out, CNN has totally ignored it for the last two days:
After CNN went over 48 hours without mentioning the explosive groping allegation that was made against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the network’s anchors and correspondents informed its viewers Thursday of the latest drama surrounding the growing calls for his resignation, while still avoiding the governor’s sixth accuser.
Babbling Brooke Baldwin
Nearly 40 minutes into the 3 p.m. ET program Thursday, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin addressed the 59 New York Democrats who’ve signed a letter calling for Cuomo’s resignation and invited on Democratic State Assemblyman Zohran Mamdani, who expressed his support for the governor’s impeachment.
During the interview, it was Mamdani who mentioned the bombshell report from Times-Union about the sixth accuser, an unnamed female aide who claimed Cuomo reached into her blouse and fondled her late last year at the governor’s mansion.
Baldwin refrained from acknowledging the sixth accuser Mamdani invoked and moved on to another question about the impeachment push.
Fake Jake Tapper
On CNN’s 4 p.m. ET timeslot, Jake Tapper ran an expansive report about the latest Cuomo drama, including Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joining the calls for his resignation and its own fact-checking of Cuomo’s misleading nursing home rhetoric in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
Yet when addressing the sexual misconduct allegations, CNN correspondent Brynn Gingras told Tapper, “Five women, four who formerly worked with or for the governor, have publicly accused Cuomo of either sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior,” putting emphasis on the accusers who “publicly” came forward.
Wannabe Wolf Blitzer
Following Baldwin and Tapper, Wolf Blitzer covered Cuomo’s political woes in the second hour of “The Situation Room,” appearing to inexplicably thread the needle in reporting the latest developments facing the governor while avoiding the most disturbing misconduct claim against him.
On Friday’s “New Day,” its daily morning show, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota gently pushed back after her guest, New York Times journalist Jesse McKinley mentioned that “six” accusers had come forward against Cuomo, telling viewers, “CNN hasn’t been able to confirm that number.”
Not only is CNN intentionally ignoring this by refusing to report on it, but even their guests are bringing it up and they won’t report on it.
This is the same CNN that ran with the phony accusations against Kavanaugh to try and destroy him. The same CNN who protected Joe Biden from Tara Reade’s sexual assault accusations. And now they are now trying to do the same for Cuomo by completely ignoring the latest bombshell accusations. This unnamed sixth accuser is clearly getting the Tara Reade treatment at CNN and it’s despicable.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com