The Washington Put up was embarrassed when it misquoted Donald Trump in a January “scoop” utilizing an nameless supply. Audio emerged and the Put up was embarrassed. Sister Toldjah at RedState supplies an opposing instance, the place Gov. Andrew Cuomo denied mocking a left-wing activist, and the Occasions discovered audio that proved Cuomo was mendacity.

The Occasions reported with nameless sources in February: 

Within the fall of 2018, for instance, when Mr. Cuomo was instructed by a pacesetter of the Working Households Occasion — which had backed his main opponent, Cynthia Nixon — that it will endorse him within the common election as a result of he was higher than a Republican, Mr. Cuomo’s response was blunt.

“If you happen to ever say, ‘Properly he’s higher than a Republican’ once more, then I’m going to say, ‘You’re higher than a baby rapist,’” the governor stated, in response to two individuals who had been on the decision. “How about that?”

Cuomo and his press crew denied he ever stated that, advised a Republican is roughly the ethical equal of a kid rapist. On Friday morning, Occasions reporter Nick Confessore tweeted: “The @nytimes obtained audio tape of Cuomo threatening to assault a political operative who crossed him as a ‘youngster rapist.’ Cuomo admin denied this account on the time.”

The New York Occasions podcast “The Day by day” — which airs on many NPR stations — performed the audio on Friday’s episode. Sister Toldjah added: 

I listened to the entire podcast right this moment, and what was particularly attention-grabbing to me was within the dialogue that began at across the 20-minute mark about how Cuomo grew to become obsessive about the fawning protection he obtained final 12 months, a lot in order that he would have employees members monitor protection to see who was saying what about him. Certainly one of his accusers, Charlotte Bennett, has said she believes the media’s fawning adulation of Cuomo final 12 months emboldened him to be an excellent worse individual, as a result of he started to imagine he was untouchable.

Professional-Cuomo liberals attempting to protest that Cuomo was “mischaracterized” by Confessore as a result of Cuomo did not actually imply he would name the activist a “youngster rapist,” that he was simply attempting to make a rhetorical level. The purpose right here is that Cuomo is a thin-skinned jerk who cannot settle for an endorsement from the far left with out venting his spleen.