Inside the ring road: media enjoy Cuomo feast
The media have had a pretty sleepy week until the New York government. Andrew Cuomo stepped down on Tuesday in a 22-minute video message – an expected event that sparked the press almost as much as – say – a statement by the former president Donald trump.
“Cuomo is resigning amid scandals, ending a decade of disgrace,” The New York Times said – just about an hour after Mr. Cuomo revealed his decision.
“Is this fair treatment for Cuomo?” Replied the New York Daily News.
GuestofaGuest.com – a publication of the Manhattan-based company – also suggested future career opportunities for Mr. Cuomo. Among his picks: political thriller novelist, restaurateur, Instagram influencer, professional dog breeder, car wash, reality TV star, sailboat restaurateur, spokesperson for reverse mortgages, New York City tour guide – and president of the United States.
MSNBC, meanwhile, verified Mr. Cuomo’s statements and clarifications on his accomplishments during his tenure, as well as his activities with women during the speech.
“It’s about politics. Our political system today is too often driven by extremes. Recklessness has replaced reasonableness, volume has replaced solidity, Twitter has become the public arena for political debate, ”Cuomo said, midway through his resignation speech, calling the political environment“ too much. hot and reactionary ”.
His instinct, he said, was to “fight” against accusations of sexual misconduct, predicting that there would be months of political controversy to follow. Mr. Cuomo resigned about 12 minutes after the start of his speech.
The media might have other topics in mind.
“Cuomo’s critics say resignation shouldn’t be the end of the scandal – the governor should be prosecuted and arrested,” Fox News said, also noting that Mr. Cuomo “has been engulfed in cascading scandals” from several varieties.
“Two women will soon occupy the highest positions of power in New York State,” CNN advised, citing the lieutenant governor. Kathy hochul – ready to assume the role of governor in two weeks – and majority leader in the New York Senate Andrea Stewart-Cousins, now ready to become lieutenant governor of New York.
The Democratic National Committee appears to be very excited about an upcoming “Build Back Better” bus tour of 10 states featuring lawmakers and political heavyweights who plan to tout the party’s plans to cut taxes and create jobs.
They are a little late.
The Save Our Paychecks nationwide tour – a project of Heritage Action for America – kicked off in Fresno, California on Tuesday. The series of events will draw attention to President Biden’s economic policies that undermine American workers.
Local business owners and local leaders will be on hand to speak during the six-state tour – with Sen. Rick scott, the Republican of Florida and the Governor of Georgia. Brian kemp. Also on the list of speakers is Erica Kious, the former owner of the now closed San Francisco salon including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited during a statewide lockdown.
“I was ultimately forced to shut down by far-left politics due to the exposure of Nancy Pelosi’s hypocritical actions in my living room, in relation to the mask policies surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Americans need to know that the left is determined to destroy small business owners like me, ”Ms. Kious said in a statement shared with Inside the Beltway.
Events in Wisconsin, Florida, New Hampshire, Virginia and Georgia are also on the tour schedule.
“Thanks to Biden’s inflation and the administration’s continued attacks on our wallets, Americans are losing purchasing power every month – Blue State lockdowns and disastrous congressional spending plans have resulted in an increase taxes and unemployment, “said Jessica anderson, Executive Director of Heritage Action – the activist arm of the Heritage Foundation.
During the week of August 2-8, Fox News remained the No.1 network in the entire cable industry, beating both news and non-news cable competition for the 25th consecutive week. . Prime-time host Tucker carlson continues to dominate the field, attracting 2.9 viewers.
Fox News itself enjoyed an average of 2 million prime-time viewers, versus MSNBC with 1 million and CNN with 689,000 – the network’s 14th week with an average of less than a million viewers in prime time, according to Nielsen.
A TAX SITUATION
The Democratic Party’s promise to look after the needs of ordinary Americans may not resonate with the right audience.
New poll of 1,200 US voters conducted by pollster Scott Rasmussen From August 4 to 9, we see that a whopping 61% of voters are now saying that the Biden administration will raise taxes for middle-class Americans.
“These results are particularly astounding given that before asking the question, respondents were reminded that President Biden had promised not to raise taxes for anyone earning less than $ 400,000 a year,” notes M Rasmussen.
On a related note. representing Sean Casten, Democrat from Illinois, recently paid a visit to the town of Palantine Village, in his home state.
“There is a general consensus among economists that a little inflation would actually be a good thing,” Casten told the audience of heart.
Mike berg, deputy director of communications for the Republican National Congressional Committee, observed that “Despite widespread concerns about inflation, Sean Casten maintains that the price hike is in fact a good thing. It’s the latest example of Democrats having no idea how to defend billions in new spending as prices continue to rise across the country. “
SURVEY OF THE DAY
• 79% of American adults trust nurses to “do the right thing” for family health care; 79% of Republicans, 67% of independents and 83% of Democrats agree.
• 75% of them trust pharmacists to do what is right for family health care; 77% of Republicans, 61% of Independents and 80% of Democrats agree.
• 70% of them trust doctors to do what is right for health care; 72% of Republicans, 52% of Independents and 77% of Democrats agree.
• 22% of them trust hospital leaders to do what is right for health care; 25% of Republicans, 19% of independents and 21% of Democrats agree.
SOURCE: A University of Chicago / AP-NORC survey of 1,071 American adults conducted June 10-14 and released Tuesday.
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