Disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is out with a new television ad that “positions him as the supposed victim of an alleged political smear. It also conveniently ignores multiple investigations agreeing he sexually harassed women”:
A new Andrew Cuomo ad positions him as the supposed victim of an alleged political smear. It also conveniently ignores multiple investigations agreeing he sexually harassed women https://t.co/GPLxqGuVSO
— Intelligencer (@intelligencer) March 1, 2022
This. F***ing. Guy!
And he’s reportedly spent almost $400,000 to air this work of fiction:
Andrew Cuomo's still-active campaign account has spent $369,000 on a TV ad to brazenly recast himself as the victim of “political attacks.” The former New York governor resigned amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations. https://t.co/n9VZCB6DYu
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 28, 2022
Janice Dean added a few things the NYT forgot in its headline on the ad:
“Also: forced 9,000 covid patients into nursing homes and then tried to cover up over 15,000 deaths.”
Also: forced 9,000 covid patients into nursing homes and then tried to cover up over 15,000 deaths. https://t.co/CmcplzGmcU
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) March 1, 2022
CNN’s fact-checker, Daniel Dale, also noticed that one of the quotes in the ad that Cuomo attributed to CBS News was actually a quote from his lawyer that appeared in an article on CBSNews.com:
Andrew Cuomo has released an ad trying to rehabilitate his image. One of the quotes is "…witness tampering and perjury…" It's attributed to CBS.
So did CBS uncover witness tampering and perjury? Nope. It reported that *Cuomo's lawyer alleged* witness tampering and perjury. pic.twitter.com/UPJzWM6NNx
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 2, 2022
Yeah, that is bad:
This is pretty bad! https://t.co/0qkhYQH8p1
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 2, 2022
But is anyone surprised by it?
You're telling me Andrew Cuomo is full of shit? https://t.co/tQbn0CuSX6
— Joel Wertheimer (@Wertwhile) March 2, 2022
And it’s too bad CNN’s fact-checker wasn’t on the case when the then-governor was on CNN getting interviewed by his brother on New York’s response to Covid. That may have been helpful!
How many lives could have been saved or victims not further traumatized? https://t.co/ydFJw98zPz
— RoadMN 📈 (@RoadMN) March 2, 2022