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“Cuomosexual Conversion Therapy” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed on Pod Damn America

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Pod Damn America · Cuomosexual Conversion Therapy w/ Ross Barkan

“How Cuomo’s bevy of scandals is affecting legislation” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed on Bad Faith

Friday, May 7th, 2021

“Scandal-plagued Cuomo and Organized Labor’s Bizarre Silence” — THE PRINCE featured in Strikewave

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

“Unions that have grown close to Cuomo over the years would do well to remember who he really is. As Ross Barkan writes in his new book The Prince: ‘Cuomo’s first campaign for governor reflected his fundamental political beliefs. Unlike his father, he had no interest in speaking the language of the left. He campaigned, and would subsequently govern, as a triangulating Democrat, vowing to slash taxes, shrink government, and empower the state’s finance and real estate lobbies against organized labor.'”

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“A scathing assessment of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.” — THE PRINCE reviewed by historian Chris McNickle on Medium

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Barkan is nearly as tough on his fellow journalists, whom he views as deeply complicit in levitating Cuomo to undeserved hero status…

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“Andrew Cuomo Is Clinging to Power and Rewarding His Billionaire Loyalists” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for Jacobin

Friday, April 9th, 2021

“Real estate titans and landlords might just be New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s last base of support. The embattled governor is rewarding them handsomely for their loyalty.”

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“The Coronavirus is Ravaging New York Again After Cuomo’s Victory Lap” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for the Daily Beast

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

“The governor’s premature victory lap seems that much worse as he races to reopen things to fend off other scandals in the state with America’s second highest death toll.”

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“Andrew Cuomo, the Creepy Tyrant of Albany” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed on the New Republic‘s the Politics of Everything

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

“Andrew Cuomo’s Fall From Grace” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed on Rising Up

Friday, March 19th, 2021

“How One Cozy Relationship Influenced Cuomo’s Covid Response” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for the Nation

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

“The story begins before the coronavirus hit New York state.”

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“There’s a brawl shaping up between two books about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo” — THE PRINCE featured in the Washington Post‘s Book Club

Friday, March 12th, 2021

 

There’s a brawl shaping up between two books about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The New York Times says sales of the governor’s memoir, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” have evaporated. In October, Crown reportedly printed about 450,000 copies of “American Crisis,” but by the end of February it had sold only about 46,000. With the governor battered by accusations of sexual harassment and claims that he suppressed data on nursing home deaths related to covid-19, few readers seem eager to hear Cuomo brag about his administrative prowess. Crown has “paused” marketing for “American Crisis” and has no plans for a paperback edition.

The indie publisher OR Books smells blood in the water. It’s rushing to release an exposé called “The Prince: Andrew Cuomo, Coronavirus, and the Fall of New York,” by journalist Ross Barkan. The marketing campaign places Cuomo’s memoir right beside Barkan’s book: “Not Available in Paperback” vs. “Soon Available in Paperback.”

OR publisher Colin Robinson tells me, “No response from Cuomo yet, but we will certainly be sending a copy to him.” This is just the kind of situation Robinson’s nimble firm is designed to exploit. OR promotes its books heavily online, sells directly to readers and prints on demand. The publisher has already taken “lots of pre-orders” and plans to get copies out the door in a few weeks. “It’s not just that we’re quick,” Robinson says. “We can also take chances that larger, more staid houses would shy away from, especially when it comes to aiming fire at powerful figures like Andrew Cuomo.”

The Machiavellian cover of “The Prince” gives a good indication of Robinson’s wry sensibilities. He notes with a certain glee that OR’s first book back in 2009 was a reply to Sarah Palin’s memoir “Going Rogue” called “Going Rouge.” The cover caused such confusion that Fox accidentally showed OR’s parody instead of Palin’s memoir during a story about the former Alaskan governor. “Bliss,” Robinson sighs.

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“Ross Barkan Talks Cuomo Scandals, COVID-19, and How the Governor Blocked Progressive Measures” — THE PRINCE author interviewed on NewsBeat

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

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“Cuomo’s Scandals” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed for Jacobin

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

“Andrew Cuomo was never a hero. Karma is coming for him, with a vengeance.” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for the Guardian

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

“The media puffed up Cuomo as a pandemic savior and anti-Trump. Now he’s accused of sexual harassment and concealing nursing home deaths.”

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“Silent Cuomo Mired in Twin Scandals” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for the Village Voice

Friday, March 5th, 2021

“You can’t make three enemies a week for 10 years and hope to survive. People who were close to him are like, ‘Andrew Cuomo, who’s that?’”

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“Ross Barkan on the Zero Sum Game That Democrats Don’t Know They’re Playin‪g” — THE PRINCE author interviewed on Trickle-Down Socialism

Friday, March 5th, 2021

“Cuomo Was Always New York’s Bad Guy. Here’s Why He Was Finally Exposed.” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes for the Daily Beast

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

“The governor was anointed as the anti-Trump and happily, greedily played the part as facts were ignored, dismissed, even hidden. Mass death meant mass fame.”

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“Andrew Cuomo Is Finished” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan writes on Substack

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

“He may not resign. But his era of dominance is over.”

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“Andrew Cuomo is Finished (Or is He?)” — THE PRINCE featured on StreetsBlog

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

“[Andrew Cuomo’s] political oligarchy effectively ended when he faced reality and realized he could not have a political crony ‘investigate’ the charges that he sexually harassed two young staffers.

At least, that’s Ross Barkan’s take — and he’s had a string of on-point takes recently. Plus, he has a book coming out about Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis that includes the governor’s initial February scandal over nursing home deaths.”

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“Andrew Cuomo’s narrative whiplash” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan featured in the Columbia Journalism Review

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

As Ross Barkan wrote for CJR last March, Cuomo initially downplayed the threat of the virus and U-turned on a shelter-in-place order for New York City, yet he faced “relatively few” tough questions about his preparedness. “Why is New York City the next Northern Italy?” Barkan asked. “These are the kinds of questions that will take more than a PowerPoint slide to answer.”

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“The Art of Consuming News” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed for the Now Age Press

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

“Andrew Cuomo’s fall from grace” — THE PRINCE author Ross Barkan interviewed on Today, Explained

Friday, February 26th, 2021