Fox’s Howard Kurtz Hits Other Networks for ‘Scrambling for Higher Moral Ground’ After ‘Initially Ignoring’ Cuomo Scandal


Fox News’ Howard Kurtz opened Sunday’s MediaBuzz swiping at other media outlets’ coverage of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The governor is facing scandals over covid nursing home deaths and allegations of sexual harassment.

Kurtz noted how all three big cable networks covered Cuomo’s press conference addressing the harassment allegations, remarking, “What a dramatic turnabout. A tacit admission that the media had botched the story by initially ignoring it, playing it down, nothing to see here, let’s move right along, and hmm, I wonder what Donald Trump is up to.”

“But the first instinct of the network newscasts — CNN, MSNBC — was to do as little as possible, and sometimes nothing about the democratic governor. They were kin of acting like political operatives. ‘Maybe this will blow over, we won’t have to deal with it,'” he said.

Kurtz went on to say “the media winds shifted” in the past week and added, “They are scrambling for higher moral ground because they can no longer control the news agenda.”

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