New York reporters had to hustle across the state Monday for an impromptu press conference held by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
This was the first time Cuomo has allowed a group of journalists to question him in person since sexual harassment allegations surfaced in December.
Several current and former state employees and other women have accused Cuomo of making unwanted sexual remarks and advances.
New York Times reporter Jess McKinley pressed Cuomo on allegations of sexual harassment, asking him if he was guilty of the conduct.
“You were in those rooms. You know the truth. So can you tell the people of the state of New York yes or no? Did you do the things you were accused of?” asked New York Times reporter Jesse McKinley.
“To put it very simply, no.” Cuomo said.
Cuomo has defied calls for his resignation from many of New York’s most influential Democrats, including most members of the state’s congressional delegation and a majority of state lawmakers.
Chad Matthews to Oversee the 8 TV Stations Owned by Disney
Matthews currently operates as the President/GM of WABC-7 in New York
There’s some new leadership atop the eight ABC-owned television stations as The Walt Disney Company announced that Chad Matthews will oversee the day-to-day management.
Matthews currently operates as the President/GM of WABC-7 in New York, leading the station known for the most-watched newscasts in the U.S.
“Chad is an exceptional leader who has a track record of success, always championing innovative content and storytelling, programs that have a meaningful impact on the community overall, and achieving and maintaining the highest standards of operational excellence while driving enormous success across linear and digital platforms,” Debra OConnell, President of Networks at Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, said.
“His strategic vision, passion for local news, forward-thinking roll-up your sleeves attitude, and commitment to teamwork are among the many attributes that will ensure that under his leadership, our Owned Television Stations will continue to thrive.”
Matthews began his career at WABC in 2000 and two years later received a promotion to senior executive producer in 2002.
After 12 years at the station, Matthews departed WABC for a five-year stint as Assistant News Director at NBC-owned WTVJ-6 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale. In 2017, Matthews returned to WABC.
“I am truly honored to be given this opportunity to lead the best station group in the country! The great eight, as I like to call it. The team members who make up the ABC Owned Stations are the best in the business,” Matthews said.
“Their talents, innovation, perseverance, and flexibility are sources of constant inspiration. I am very much looking forward to working with them to further grow the business while continuing to find new ways to super-serve our viewers and communities in a way that raises the bar for local television.”
Report: Stephanie Ruhle to takeover Brian Williams’ Timeslot
Ruhle currently hosts the 9 am ET hour for MSNBC.
MSNBC is ready to put the Brian Williams era behind him as Axios reports that the network will announce the plan to move morning anchor Stephanie Ruhle to the 11 pm ET time slot.
Ruhle currently hosts the 9 am ET hour for MSNBC. However, that time slot will soon be an additional hour for their marquee morning show “Morning Joe,” which at the moment runs from 6 am ET to 9 am.
“Morning Joe” will reportedly now run for four hours as the network’s latest moves are caused by a desire to give MSNBC viewers more of the pillars of their programming.
MSNBC has declined to comment on the Axios report on the moves they’re planning to make to their lineup.
Williams announced in November that he would be leaving the network and officially signed off in December. Furthermore, the former MSNBC anchor was in the news this week for reportedly turning down a nightly news position with CBS.
Steve Malzberg: CNN Playing Down the Matter of Serious Crime
Malzberg said CNN host Brian Stelter is purposely playing down the significance of serious crime for political theater.
RT America host Steve Malzberg said CNN host Brian Stelter is purposely playing down the significance of serious crime for political theater.
The “Eat the Press” host attacked Stelter and other left-leaning commentators during one of his recent episodes.
“People are getting stabbed, shot, and killed every day and Stelter mocks the reporting of it!” Exclaimed Malzberg. “Sick, sick, sick, stuff.”
Malzberg said a newly released Fox News poll found 85% of Americans said their top concern was inflation and high prices above all issues, concerns about crime came in second with 81%.
“All of this begs the question, Brian, what the hell are you doing?” Malzberg said before playing a clip of last week’s CNN morning show with network law enforcement analyst Michael Fanone.
During his appearance, Fanone discussed several ways in which law enforcement are being unfairly portrayed in the media. Fanone is a former U.S Capitol police officer who was also present during the Jan 6 riots.
“He (Fanone) is talking about crime in this country,” said Malzberg. “Sounds like he would have made a great guest for Stelter’s show on crime, but apparently he didn’t fit Brian’s agenda. In fact, if Fanone would have said what he said on CNN on Fox, Stelter would have probably played it as an example of the evil Foxiverse.”
“Eat the Press” is described as a “take-no-prisoners media critique.” Malzberg has hosted shows on Newsmax TV, WABC Radio in NYC, and on WOR Radio, also in NYC. To learn more about his show, click here.
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