Major Cable Networks Quiet On Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Cuomo
Several major cable networks failed to report on sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the wake of the Sunday accusations, according to a media watchdog group.
CBS, NBC and ABC were all silent on Sunday night — the same day Cuomo’s former aide Lindsey Boylan tweeted out the claims against her ex-boss, according to the Media Research Center.
The group said the same networks’ Monday morning news shows also failed to report on the allegations, which Cuomo has denied.
Fox News, meanwhile, ran a report on the news at about 6:10 p.m. Sunday.
Boylan served as Cuomo’s deputy secretary for economic development and a special adviser from March 2015 through October 2018, when she resigned amid scrutiny of her own workplace conduct.
She is now running for Manhattan borough president.
“Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched,” Boylan wrote Sunday on Twitter in part. “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.”
But Boylan added in a subsequent tweet that she had no interest in providing more specific details on the allegations, and did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Author: Kenneth Garger