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CBS Skips Proof from Cuomo Investigation, ABC Ignored Fredo’s Function

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There have been two completely different but associated types of bias by omission through the broadcast night newscasts Monday night time. Whereas CBS Night Information ignored the New York lawyer common’s workplace releasing hundreds of pages of paperwork and hours of video testimony from the investigation into former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), ABC’s World Information Tonight ignored how that proof uncovered the function of their former reporter, CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo performed in coordinating the response from his brother’s PR group.

As a substitute of reporting on the newly launched proof towards Andrew, CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell spent over two minutes (2:12) hyping Cyber Monday offers. She additionally gushed in regards to the Christmas decorations on the White Home (19 seconds). She additionally ignored the beginning of the trial towards actor Jussie Smollett for his hate crime hoax.

In the meantime, over on ABC, correspondent Trevor Ault was taking part in soundbites from Andrew’s testimony to investigators:

INVESTIGATOR: Have you ever ever had any inappropriate relationships with ladies in your workers?

[Transition]

ANDREW CUOMO: Inappropriate, I assume, means a sexual relationship with ladies on my workers? The reply is not any.

“Immediately, the New York lawyer common releasing almost 9 hours of video testimony over 11 hours of questioning, recorded in July as a part of their investigation, which discovered Cuomo sexually harassed 11 ladies, resulting in his resignation,” he reported.

Including: “The lawyer common’s report mentioned they discovered Cuomo’s ‘Denials to lack credibility and to be inconsistent with the burden of the proof obtained throughout our investigation.’”

 

 

Over on NBC, chief environmental affairs correspondent Anne Thompson chosen even grosser soundbites from Andrew’s interview with investigators to share with viewers:

INVESTIGATOR: You perceive what a girlfriend is?

CUOMO: Girlfriend means various things to completely different individuals.

However the half the place Thompson’s report differed from Ault’s was mentioning the essential proof of how Chris had worked closely with a high aide to his brother, Melissa DeRosa crafting the responses, feeding speaking factors to allies, and most disturbingly exploiting his journalistic connections and sources to listen in on different media retailers publishing accusation and dig up grime on at the very least one accuser.

“Immediately’s launch additionally contains an interview along with his brother CNN’s Chris Cuomo and textual content messages exhibiting he tried to assist the Governor’s workers by checking his sources about new accusers,” Thompson reported. “Tonight, CNN says it is going to evaluate the lawyer common’s paperwork and have conversations over the subsequent few days about how they relate to CNN.”

And NBC felt it was such an essential a part of the story that anchor Lester Holt even teased it on the high of this system. “New video of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo testifying in his sexual harassment investigation. The tense exchanges and what paperwork reveal about information anchor Chris Cuomo’s function in defending his brother,” he mentioned.

One would suppose ABC and CBS can be appalled that one among their media colleagues would act in such a approach that blew up journalistic ethics. Says so much about them too.

These Grade-A instance of bias by omission have been made attainable due to profitable sponsorships from Progressive on ABC and Liberty Mutual on CBS. Their contact info is linked so you may inform them in regards to the biased information they fund.

The transcripts are under, click on “develop” to learn:

ABC’s World Information Tonight
November 29, 2021
6:39:58 p.m. Jap

DAVID MUIR: Within the meantime, the opposite information this Monday night time, New York’s lawyer common going public with a trove of recent proof from the investigation into sexual harassment involving former Governor Andrew Cuomo. Newly rising proof, as a result of we’re seeing it for the primary time, the video of hours of testimony. Tonight, you’ll hear him answering the questions and testimony from a number of of his accusers. This is ABC’s Trevor Ault.

[Cuts to video]

TREVOR AULT: For the primary time, you’re watching video testimony of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

INVESTIGATOR: Have you ever ever had any inappropriate relationships with ladies in your workers?

[Transition]

ANDREW CUOMO: Inappropriate, I assume, means a sexual relationship with ladies on my workers? The reply is not any.

AULT: Immediately, the New York lawyer common releasing almost 9 hours of video testimony over 11 hours of questioning, recorded in July as a part of their investigation, which discovered Cuomo sexually harassed 11 ladies, resulting in his resignation.

Together with Cuomo’s testimony, the AG’s workplace additionally releasing a trove of paperwork and video testimony from six accusers, together with former aides Lindsay Boylan, Charlotte Bennett, and Brittany Commisso.

INVESTIGATOR: So, you might have hugged Ms. Commisso?

CUOMO: I’ve hugged her, and he or she has initiated most of the hugs.

AULT: However in her interview, recorded in Might, Commisso claims that these hugs made her uncomfortable and one went a step too far.

BRITTANY COMMISSO: I keep in mind his hand simply sliding proper up my shirt. And I keep in mind wanting down. I keep in mind seeing his hand, which is, I might say, it is a big hand, and over the — my bra.

AULT: The lawyer common’s report mentioned they discovered Cuomo’s “Denials to lack credibility and to be inconsistent with the burden of the proof obtained throughout our investigation.” And the previous governor is now going through a cost of misdemeanor forcible touching, stemming from that alleged incident with Commisso.

Cuomo says that interplay by no means occurred and has repeatedly denied all claims of sexual misconduct, however he did publicly apologize to the 11 ladies who’ve accused him.

CUOMO: This isn’t to say that there are usually not 11 ladies who I really offended. There are. And for that, I deeply, deeply apologize.

[Cuts back to live]

MUIR: And Trevor Ault with us stay tonight. Trevor, any response from the previous governor on this launch of those movies and these questions?

AULT: Properly, his attorneys have been fairly essential, David. His lawyer says this was a manipulated launch of testimony with selective enhancing, selective redactions. And David, Cuomo remains to be scheduled to be arraigned on that misdemeanor cost in January, though the Albany district lawyer remains to be evaluating that cost. David?

MUIR: All proper, Trevor Ault with us tonight, as nicely. Trevor, thanks.

NBC Nightly Information
November 29, 2021
7:14:09 p.m. Jap

LESTER HOLT: Tonight, newly launched video present former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo being questioned about these allegations of sexual harassment. This is Anne Thompson.

[Cuts to video]

ANNE THOMPSON: Over almost 11 hours of questioning below oath.

ANDREW CUOMO: Sure, I do.

THOMPSON: About allegations of sexual harassment.

CUOMO: If anyone would have sat on my lap, you understand, I would not — I would not push them off. You recognize. However as a common rule, no.

THOMPSON: Then New York governor Andrew Cuomo was at instances testy with investigators.

INVESTIGATOR: You perceive what a girlfriend is?

CUOMO: Girlfriend means various things to completely different individuals.

THOMPSON: Denying claims by former administration official Lindsey Boylan that he requested her to play strip poker.

CUOMO: By no means occurred.

THOMPSON: Disputing that he made an undesirable advance to Anna Ruch at a marriage. The picture printed in The New York Instances.

INVESTIGATOR: Do you keep in mind ever asking her on any event, can I kiss you? Might I kiss you?

CUOMO: No. I do not keep in mind that.

THOMPSON: Movies of Cuomo and 6 of his accusers launched immediately by the New York lawyer common’s workplace. Cuomo might be arraigned in January for allegedly groping an assist’s breast on the government mansion in December 2020. Although not named within the criticism, the story mirrors that of government assistant Brittany Commisso.

BRITTANY COMMISSO: I keep in mind his arms simply sliding proper up my shirt.

THOMPSON: Cuomo insists that by no means occurred.

CUOMO: It will be an act of madness to the touch a girl’s breast and make myself susceptible to a girl for such an accusation.

THOMPSON: Immediately’s launch additionally contains an interview along with his brother CNN’s Chris Cuomo and textual content messages exhibiting he tried to assist the Governor’s workers by checking his sources about new accusers.

[Cuts back to live]

Tonight, CNN says it is going to evaluate the lawyer common’s paperwork and have conversations over the subsequent few days about how they relate to CNN. Lester?

HOLT: Anne Thompson, thanks.