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Mr. 'New York Tough' Cuomo Sounds Off on the 'Disrespectful' Press

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Posted: Nov 26, 2020 2:30 PM
Mr. 'New York Tough' Cuomo Sounds Off on the 'Disrespectful' Press

Source: AP Photo/Jim McKnight

Last week the press in Albany dared to ask Gov. Andrew Cuomo why he and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were closing the schools again. One reporter aptly pointed out that their rash and often delayed decision making was confusing the heck out of parents. The offended governor scoffed at the question and gave the reporter a sarcastic answer, telling him that he was the only one who was confused. 

Cuomo complained that he has felt mistreated by the media for some time now.

"There's a nastiness," Cuomo said on a press call on Monday. "There's a disrespect that never existed."

He explained how his father, former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo, who served for three terms from 1983 to 1994, would have handled the room. 

"If you did that with my old man you'd be lucky if he didn't walk around and deck you," Cuomo said.

He wasn't finished: "There are reporters who are just unprofessional, don't know the facts and ask really biased questions. You have reporters who come from really biased stations...You have reporters who ask questions that are just unintelligent, but I try to get past that."

Gov. Cuomo has also suggested he'd like to get violent with his political opponents, even the president of the United States.

"If I wasn’t governor of New York, I would have decked him," Cuomo told Howard Stern earlier this month. "Period. I mean he was attacking me, he was attacking my family, he was anti-Italian. Every nasty thing."

We can't be the only ones getting sick of his holier than thou attitude.