MIDDAY POSTER: Cuomo’s Secret Book Deal

Lawmakers demand answers about the governor’s scandal-plagued tome, while establishment Dems freak out over progressive wins in Nevada.
MIDDAY POSTER: Cuomo’s Secret Book Deal
Protestors flash a poster parodying Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s book during a demonstration on March 1, 2021. (Photo credit: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

This report was written by Walker Bragman

New York lawmakers this morning sent a letter demanding Gov. Andrew Cuomo stop hiding the financial terms of his latest book deal ― and they raised questions about whether the agreement intertwined with the Cuomo administration’s decision to withhold damning information about nursing home deaths in the state.

As it turns out, this is not Cuomo’s first problematic book deal. A few years ago, Cuomo supported legislation that benefited the mass media company News Corporation, whose subsidiary then gave him a lucrative advance for his first book. After that book was published, Cuomo’s administration also backed special tax subsidies for News Corporation.

This Thursday 3/11 at 7pm ET, The Daily Poster will talk to New York lawmakers Alessandra Biaggi and Ron Kim about the scandals encircling Cuomo. The live chat is exclusively for Daily Poster supporting subscribers, who are able to watch the broadcast live and ask questions in real time. If you would like to participate, please click here to become a supporting subscriber.

Also:

• DSA-backed candidates took over the Nevada Democratic Party, causing the establishment to rage quit and take the money with them.

• Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva is back and ready to challenge Jair Bolsonaro in the upcoming 2022 election, thanks to a court ruling.

• The Biden administration has quietly gutted the months-old ban on lobbying groups getting coronavirus funds from the Paycheck Protection Program.


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