ABC spent plenty of effort and time throughout Wednesday’s World Information Tonight desperately peddling New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s so-called “apology,” after he was accused by three younger girls of sexual harassment together with undesirable touching.
In distinction, the CBS Night Information gave extra time to sharing the response of his accusers, even talking with the lawyer representing the third accuser.
In all, ABC anchor David Muir and correspondent Stephanie Ramos spent nearly three minutes (2:53) centered on propping up the embattled governor, summarizing what he was so “sorry” and “embarrassed” about. In the meantime, Ramos buried the response of his accusers within the final 24 seconds of the section:
MUIR: And tonight, you have got response from two of the ladies?
RAMOS: Precisely, David. The Governor’s former aide Lindsay Boylan tweeting, “how can New Yorkers belief you to guide our state if you do not know whenever you’ve been inappropriate with your individual employees?” The lawyer for Charlotte Bennett releasing a press release, saying, “The Governor’s remarks had been filled with falsehoods.”
After all, Muir prefaced Ramos’s nearer by telling viewers, “Governor Cuomo’s says he is discovered, in his phrases, ‘an important lesson.’”
That wasn’t the primary time Muir appeared like Cuomo’s spokesperson both. As he went into the section, he made certain to repeatedly discuss how unhealthy Cuomo felt.
“The primary time in entrance of the cameras in days. Apologizing as we speak however saying he won’t resign, after three girls have accused him of misconduct, saying, ‘I now perceive that I acted in a means that made folks really feel uncomfortable. I deeply apologize,’” Muir quoted. “Including: ‘I really feel embarrassed by it.’”
“And the response tonight from two of his accusers,” Muir shortly added in an obvious afterthought.
And as Ramos started the video portion of the section, she famous Cuomo’s feedback got here throughout “certainly one of his trademark COVID briefings.” “And when it was over, he addressed the sexual harassment allegations threatening to derail his profession,” he surprisingly added.
In distinction, CBS spent 1 minute 43 seconds on the response from Cuomo’s accusers (1:26 for the apology and the claims). Correspondent Jericka Duncan even interviewed Deborah Katz, the lawyer for third-accuser Charlotte Bennett:
For the Governor to say, “I by no means touched anyone inappropriately,” the world noticed that image. If as we speak he took the microphone and stated, “I’ve checked out that image, and that was inappropriate, and I clearly touched her inappropriately, and I am sorry,” I might have much more respect for his place.
The place Muir appeared like Cuomo’s PR man by leaping proper to the apology, anchor Norah O’Donnell went proper to the response of his accusers. “Tonight, two former aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are rejecting his apology,” she stated proper on the prime of the section.
And whereas NBC Nightly Information did give extra time to Cuomo’s apology and the rationale (1:28) than they did his accusers (24 seconds, with 23 seconds on the investigation), anchor Lester Holt appeared to scoff at Cuomo. “The Governor apologized, as he put it, for the best way he acted,” he instructed viewers.
But, none of them talked about Cuomo’s ridiculous declaration: “I’ve by no means performed something in my public profession that I am ashamed of.” Sexual Harassment of his staffers must be one factor to be ashamed of, but in addition his disastrous order to place COIVD sufferers into nursing properties. However the night newscasts didn’t care about that both, as evident by them ignoring that scandal for the second day in a row.
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