NBC Downplays Sixth Cuomo Accuser, Ignored Impeachment Investigation


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Two days after initially ignoring reports that surfaced of a sixth woman accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct, this time alleging he put his hands under her clothes and “aggressively groped” her in the executive mansion, NBC Nightly News finally discovered the story but could only spare a fleeting 17 seconds of airtime. This meager news brief left out a bipartisan effort by state lawmakers to remove the embattled Governor including an impeachment investigation.

“Also tonight, the allegation from a sixth woman against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been referred to police. A female aide accused Cuomo of groping her last year at the Governor’s Mansion, according to the Albany Times Union,” NBC anchor Lester Holt reported. “Cuomo denies ever inappropriately touching any woman.”

In contrast to Holt, CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell put the impeachment effort upfront as she led into the full report.


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