That Buffalo Chronicle piece about Cuomo getting indicted on January 2 sure is getting a lot of attention on the Internet.
I posted last night that I wouldn't trust the Buffalo Chronicle on the story and the traffic at the blog quintupled.
Nick Reisman at State of Politics wrote that Time Warner News has been getting questions about why Capital Tonight wasn't addressing the Cuomo "indictment" story.
Reisman noted that the story's almost certainly wrong, given that January 2 is a Saturday, it comes after a holiday (January 1), and federal courts are closed both days (not to mention grand juries do the indictments.)
He writes that being skeptical about sharing this sort of thing is a good idea, considering the sourcing and the anonymous by-line.
Good points all.
But while the Chronicle story is not credible, what I find most interesting is the fervor with which people began sharing the "news" of Andrew Cuomo's impending indictment.
It's just anecdotal, but judging by all the Internet discussion, the social media posts/shares and the web traffic of the Cuomo "indictment" story, a lot of people are interested in seeing Andrew Cuomo taken out of office in handcuffs.