12:07 pm, 04/05/2012
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Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration.
Maurice “Mickey” Carroll – director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, former reporter for The New York Times and others, and former journalism professor at Columbia and NYU – did share some choice criticisms of members of the New York press corps with said reporters in Albany yesterday though.
The six minute video is well worth checking out. Carroll said that Cuomo’s high approval ratings, despite voter dissatisfaction with process and legislation, is a result of the press’s “positive, positive, positive” coverage of the Governor.
Speaking of the recent budget and accompanying agreements, such as redistricting, Carroll said, “It seems to me that the preponderance of coverage that came out was positive, that this was a good deal well done.”
Acknowledging the journalists interviewing him, he stated, “Your reporting, your reporting, your reporting, is reflected in Quinnipiac (University Polling Institute) numbers that say 68% to 19%, Governor Cuomo is doing a good job.”
If Carroll didn’t seem like such a nice guy, the seasoned staff here at New York Journal would be offended. It might be reasonable advice though, so we will attempt to take a more critical look at the Governor and his policies in the future.