Carl Paladino charged this week that veteran NY Post state editor Fred Dicker is a stalking horse and stooge for the candidacy of Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Paladino's charge came a mere week after he had declared to the NYDN that the Post is his favorite paper.
Team Paladino has squawked at the many questions about Paladino's affair that led to the birth of his ten year old daughter, while few personal questions are directed at Mr. Cuomo.
The Post and Mr. Dicker did cover the divorce of Mr. Cuomo and ex wife Kerry Kennedy in 2003 and portrayed the tale at the time as one of Ms. Kennedy cheating with a polo player and leaving her husband crushed.
That seeming taking of sides in the coverage seems to be at the heart of the assertion that Mr. Dicker is predisposed to favor Mr. Cuomo in his coverage.
I think the interest in the Paladino affair is that he is the new flavor of the month and that Andy's divorce is old news already gnawed on. But you can judge whether there is a long standing predisposition to Andy.
CHEATIN' KERRY CRUSHED ANDY - MARRIAGE CRUMBLED AFTER HER LOVE AFFAIR WITH ANOTHER MAN - NYPOST.com