How Did NY Gov. Cuomo Make $783,000 From A Book That Sold Only 3,200 Copies?

Another righteous politician that needs to be in jail, instead of  being able to run for re-election in November. A possible Governor seat pick up for the GOP. Whats so fascinating is News Corp’s hand in the dirty little business of payoffs. Recall an earlier post of B-ville:

Gov. Cuomo has a message for conservative Republicans — you don’t belong in New York.

Cuomo said Friday that members of the GOP with “extreme” views are creating an identity crisis for their party and represent a bigger worry than Democrats such as himself.
“Their problem isn’t me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves,” the governor said on Albany’s The Capitol Pressroom radio show. Ed: (In other words, rinos are O.K.)


Cuomo’s Office Hobbled Ethics Inquiries by Moreland Commission …

An investigation has found that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s aides deeply compromised the New York State panel’s work…

Ultimately, Mr. Cuomo abruptly disbanded the commission halfway through what he had indicated would be an 18-month life.

Leaders of the Moreland Commission, front row, from left: Kathleen M. Rice, Milton L. Williams Jr. and William J. Fitzpatrick, the panel’s co-chairs, and Regina M. Calcaterra, its executive director. Credit Michael Nagle for The New York Times

But the latest:

Fox News Channel parent News Corporation may be wrapped up in the sexual harassment accusations surrounding host Bill O’Reilly, but the company is facing another long-running scandal involving what appear to be exuberant payments to a Democrat — payments that occurred even as News Corp. was lobbying the New York State executive branch, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo oversees.

The New York governor, whose memoir was published by the News Corp.-owned HarperCollins in 2014, saw his gross income more than double last year, to $417,748 for 2016 (from $196,243 the year before), the Buffalo News reported Tuesday.

Cuomo attributed $218,100 of that increase to sales of his memoir, “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Successes in Politics and Life.”

In 2015, the governor reportedly earned zero income from book sales and in the nearly three years that it’s been on the market, it has sold just 3,200 copies. But Cuomo, the Buffalo News found, reported that he received a total of $783,000 from HarperCollins in book sales over the past three years,  a number that would translate to royalty payments of nearly $244.69 per copy. On Wednesday, the book was selling on Amazon for $13.05.

News Corp., in the meantime, was registered as a lobbying client as recently as December 2016, according to the New York State government lobbying database. The mass media company, created and headed by Executive Chairman and former CEO Rupert Murdoch, has a long history of lobbying Cuomo’s office for the passage of bills beneficial to its businesses, as previously reported by IBT.

Read more at IBTimes

16 Responses to “How Did NY Gov. Cuomo Make $783,000 From A Book That Sold Only 3,200 Copies?”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    This man should be going to jail but wasn’t one of the AGs Trump removed the man who was investigating him? I might be wrong about this but that does ring a bell.

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  3. geeez2014 Says:

    “….exuberant payments to a Democrat — payments that occurred even as News Corp. was lobbying the New York State executive branch, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo oversees.”
    What’s THAT about?

    I am saddened about what’s happening at FOX but it prompts me to ask how in the world anybody’s supposed to believe that ONLY CONSERVATIVES DO SEXUAL HARASSMENT….really? REALLY?
    so what’s this REALLY ABOUT? 🙂

    Talk about BOOKS: How the HECK did Obama get a book deal for being 34 and having done NOTHING…an autobiog about someone nobody knew, who’d done NOTHING but be biracial………$40K in 1995 money….?? and MILLIONS after he got known. Did HE write it? did Bill Ayers really write it, as became rumored?

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      More than likely that Ayers or a ghost writer did it. Writing books is a slush fund now it appears. We are lucky though.Obama;s book revealed a lot…but it never got the attention it deserved.


  4. Matthew Stewart's Blog Says:

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  5. JOHN'S PLACE Says:

    There are a whole bunch of things that baffle me … for example … how can a man go into an elected office and when his term is over he is worth ten times what he was when he got elected? What does a President do for 8 years that nets him more than $738,000 during the term for example …??

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  6. Mustang Says:

    Book sales in another way of saying, “money laundering.” If we were to carefully review all the books written and sold by such politicians as Hillary Rotten Clinton and her erstwhile partner, Barrack Obama, others, and now Cuomo, we might be able to conclude that all of this was no more than graft not-so-cleverly disguised. It makes me sick to my stomach, but asking politicians to do anything to stop it is much akin to asking the fox to take a protective stand over the chicken coup. In a perfect world, all of these bastards would be taken out and shot.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It is sickening. Are there any decent politicians left? Were there any? And the guy thinks he can run for President. What is going on in D.C. after all we have been through is disgusting. There will be no wall with Mexico. Period.

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  7. petermac3 Says:

    As an observer of NY/NJ local and state politics since my high school days in the 60’s I feel it is safe to say political payola is not a punishable crime; if it is a crime at all. This arrogant second generation NY governor is a serious 2020 presidential contender and in his strata $7-800,000 is, quoting Ralph Kramden, a mere bag of shells. Besides, next to NY’s finest political family, the Clinton’s, and their penchant for murder, extortion, money laundering, defiling women, etc etc Cuomo is an alter boy. Next….

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  8. Just Simply Linda Says:

    I ain’t leaving NY, he should leave, lol. I’m proud to be a right wing nut. Or as I prefer to call it “anti snowflake”.

    Fox: Hannity is next, my friend….they are purging all conservatives and folks who supported Trump…mark my words.

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    • Ed Bonderenka Says:

      That does not explain Eric Bolling or Tucker Carlson being promoted, does it?
      Or Smith being relegated to a minor daytime role.
      I’m not sure….

      Liked by 2 people

      • bunkerville Says:

        It will be interesting to see how this turns out with the kids taking the helm. We shall see how much the buck talks.


      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        We have quit watching FOX…we have decided as a family to read the news instead—various online…try OANN—just put it in your search engine. (One American News Network)


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