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David Sirota: Cuomo Will Collect $700,000 from Book Deal with Murdoch Company

27 Feb

An International Business Times review of New York state documents reveals that News Corporation gave Cuomo a book contract that will net him more than $700,000 for a book that has sold only 3,000 copies—-after Cuomo’s administration backed a series of state initiatives that benefited the media giant.”

Diane Ravitch's blog

David Sirota puts the pieces together in this investigative report about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s outside income.

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to portray himself as a crusader against corruption in Albany, the state’s capital, taking a hardline position against allowing state lawmakers to collect outside income that may be connected to pending legislation. He has championed a bill that would require lawmakers to disclose more of their outside income lest they write bills that benefit special interests in pursuit of private cash….

“But the Democratic governor’s strong words don’t quite square with his own personal appetite for cash earned outside the confines of his state work. Cuomo has so far raked in more than $188,000 from HarperCollins, a News Corporation subsidiary. That is part of a book deal that could ultimately net him more than $700,000. With Albany’s transactional politics now the subject of a federal probe, the context…

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “David Sirota: Cuomo Will Collect $700,000 from Book Deal with Murdoch Company

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    February 27, 2015 at 09:36

    You mean (gasp) … a politician is also a hypocrite? I’m SHOCKED.

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      February 27, 2015 at 09:48

      I’ve always taken it for granted that hypocrite and politician both—most of the time—mean the same thing.

       

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