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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cuomo Whines About Blogs

Sheriff Andy took a Sunday off from riding motorcycles with Billy Joel and enjoying Sandra Lee's delicious cooking to appear on radio with new talk show host John Catsimatidis:

The 24-hour news cycle has made governing much tougher, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday morning.
Asked by rookie talk show host John Catsimatidis on his new 970 AM show what he likes least about governing compared to when his father, former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, led New York, Andrew Cuomo didn't hesitate.

Cuomo focused on a 24-hour news cycle full of blogs and tweets that didn’t exist during his father’s day.

“The news cycle is much faster, and that changes the rate of the dialogue,” he said. “The dialogue is more constant. More frequent frequent chatter.”

“I don’t believe it raises the quality,” he added. “As a matter of fact, I think it lowers the quality, but it increases the frequency. These 24-hour blogs. Everybody’s in a competition. They have to get it up first. They have to get it up fast. So you have this constant chatter, that is not necessarily the most credible, the most insightful. But it’s constant and that dictates a rhythm to the governmental dialogue, which again is fast, and quick and facile, but not necessarily intellectual or correct.”

In short, Sheriff Andy doesn't like the 24-hour news cycle of blogs and tweets so much because it's difficult to control.

And if there's anything we know about Sheriff Andy Cuomo and his psyche, it's that he really loves control - of people, circumstances, policies, news stories and city charter school co-location policies.

So I can see why Andy wouldn't like the 24-hour news cycle of blogs and tweets so much - it's less likely to be controlled than a small professional press corps covering a governor back in the pre-Internet days.

10 comments:

  1. Do you really think Cuomo writes the tweets that go out in his name? How's he find the time, what with endorsing all those checks from Eva and her BFFs?

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    1. Not to mention unpacking those suitcases full of cash he gets from the DFER's and opening those donor envelopes from the Hollywood types he pays to make movies here in NY with tax money.

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  2. TeachmyclassMrMayor(andyoutooMrMulgrew)March 16, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    He doesn't have time to write them, but we all know crooks (politicians, all the same) don't like to be exposed to the "light of day". And since the media is now all plutocrat owned, and the worst thing for Sheriff Andy is an informed populace. It's why I say: "one head on one stick" is all we need.

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    1. Cuomo hasn't been called on any of the controversies - the engineering Moreland to bludgeon the legislature but not look into any of his donors, the real estate giveaways, the gambling donations, the charter donations, etc.

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  3. Three words...BOO EXPLETIVE WHO!

    I ONLY WISH PEOPLE REALIZE THE MEDIA IS CORPORATE.

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    1. It's true. But at least we do have the Internet to get around some of that, via social media, blogs, etc.

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  4. The public wouldn't need the blogs as much, if the justice department was doing its job and prosecuting Cuomo for conflict of interest , pay for play politics, extreme negligence and incompetence. Andy, where were you when the NY Port Authority closed access lanes on the George Washington
    Bridge? Were you on the phone with Dave Samson? Chris Christie?

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    1. I'm wondering what he knew about that and when he knew it too. As a PATH rider, I also would like to know why he and Christie decided to play footsie over the PATH fare hikes.

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  5. Cuomo believes in free speech, just not too much too fast.

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