New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by a former staffer and some media outlets are acting like the #MeToo movement never existed.
It seems these types of allegations only matter when they are made against Republicans.
USA Today is going to bat for Cuomo and saying there’s no evidence of the allegation.
People Noticed How Different USA Today Covered Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was accused of repeated sexual harassment from a former staffer on Sunday and it did not take long before people on social media noticed how different news outlets like USA Today framed the story.
Lindsey Boylan posted on Twitter how Cuomo “sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched. 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…And I *know* I am not the only woman.”
This is where many should say Cuomo deserves the right to be presumed innocent until evidence comes out to back such claims, just as it should be. This is how USA Today framed Boylan’s accusation.
“The aide has not yet provided any validating evidence for the allegations or specified details on the harassment,” USA Today Politics tweeted. “Cuomo’s office has denied the claim.”
See USA Today’s tweet below:
The aide has not yet provided any validating evidence for the allegations or specified details on the harassment. Cuomo's office has denied the claim. https://t.co/6jpf6nSDT4
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) December 14, 2020
Now take a look at this 2019 tweet about Justice Brett Kavanaugh:
Democratic presidential candidates are calling for Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached after The New York Times published an essay containing new allegations of sexual misconduct. https://t.co/2XOR6RWiXV
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 16, 2019
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) December 14, 2020
That’s quite a difference in the way the story is covered, isn’t it?