Blog ››› ››› JULIE MILLICAN
Last week, Fox News spent some time advancing Republican NY Governor candidate Carl Paladino's completely baseless claim that his Democratic opponent, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, had carried on extramarital affairs, back when he was married (Cuomo is now divorced). See, in case you were unaware, Paladino has admitted to having an affair and to having a ten year old "love child" as a result of this affair. Naturally, this revelation has drawn some media attention; attention with which Paladino isn't quite thrilled. So, in turn, he accused Cuomo, too, of having had an affair in the past, while also attacking the media for not questioning Cuomo about this. The New York media was shocked at this accusation, as no one has ever alleged Cuomo had an affair--and for good reason. It seems that Paladino completely made it up, though you probably wouldn't know that from watching Fox News.