August 24, 2021 | Reading Time: < 1 minute
Matt Robison interviews the EB’s Lindsay Beyerstein about the rise and fall of Andrew Cuomo
What can we take away from his story?
Matt Robison, member of the Editorial Board and host of Beyond Politics for WKXL in Concord, New Hampshire:
The saga of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in some ways looks like what journalists call a man bites dog story: something that happens so often that it almost escapes our attention. It does seem hardly new that awful behavior and sexual harassment by a male politician comes to light and ends a once-lofty career. But there’s a lot going on under the surface in this story, both in this particular case and in the trajectory of how we deal with issues like this among American politicians. Lindsay Beyerstein is an award-winning investigative journalist who has covered the Cuomo saga in depth. She covers legal affairs, health care and politics for The Editorial Board, and is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a judge for the Sidney Hillman Foundation. She joins the show to dissect what we can take away from the Cuomo story.
John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition. Find him @johnastoehr.