Arnold Schwarzenegger’s acknowledgment that he fathered a child with a household staff member was big news Tuesday, for obvious reasons. But a report on it was notably absent from the Tuesday night edition of Eliot Spitzer’s CNN show, “In The Arena.” Spitzer, then governor of New York, was embroiled in a sex scandal in 2008, when his affair with a prostitute became public and he resigned.
On Tuesday’s “In The Arena,” Spitzer did cover the sexual assault charges facing IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. He also interviewed Phoenix Suns exec Rick Welts and discussed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, according to The Wrap.
Spitzer’s own scandal also was not mentioned in Suzanne Malveaux’s CNN segment, “Sex, Scandals & Politics,” which aired Tuesday afternoon, according to TVNewser. You can watch the segment, which mentions John Edwards, Newt Gingrich and John F. Kennedy, at Mediaite.
CNN declined to comment on either matter.
Of course, CNN is covering the Schwarzenegger news on other programs. Wolf Blitzer covered the story on Tuesday night’s “The Situation Room.” And Spitzer’s scandal was included in a similar slideshow, “17 recent political sex scandals,” on CNN.com.