The Cuomo administration has released a confidential email from a reporter seeking information for a story.
The reporter, Fred Dicker of the New York Post, called it “highly unprofessional” and shocking.
The Cuomo administration gave Dicker’s e-mail to 10 competitors on Monday. It also released a spokesman’s response about a high-level executive leaving the administration, the subject of Dicker’s query.
Dicker had noted in his initial email inquiry on Friday that he was working on a competitive story and said his request was confidential.
Dicker’s column appeared in Monday’s Post and criticized the Cuomo aide, Joshua Vlasto, as “untrustworthy.” Hours later, Vlasto, who is Cuomo’s chief of staff, released the email.
The administration didn’t comment on why it released the email.
Dicker and Cuomo have had a rocky public relationship.
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