Media critics have noted the dearth of national TV attention to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland mess – especially compared to the wall-to-wall coverage of NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal.

To be fair, there have been several brief news stories on the now-defunct commission and the US attorney’s investigation. Amd the members of the “Morning Joe” roundtable discussed the subject several days in a row, with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough lambasting Cuomo’s handling of the situation, and political reporter Mark Halperin suggesting this mess was even worse for Cuomo than Bridgegate has been (so far anyway) for Christie.

Brzezinski revealed on the air that Cuomo had called her for a mostly off-the-record chat in an attempt to push back “hard” against allegations that he had meddling with the commission.

CNN, however, has not given any coverage to Moreland, causing some raised eyebrows due to the fact that Cuomo’s brother, Chris, is an anchor on the network. But CNN has now decided the story is worthy of coverage, as the RNC gleefully pointed out in an “ICYMI” email sent this afternoon.

The email from the RNC’s Michael Short focused both on Cuomo and Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice, one of the three former commission co-chairs who resigned that position in January when she decided to run for the House seatg being vacated by retiring Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy.

Rice is under fire from her GOP opponent, former Nassau County Legislator Bruce Blakeman, who is slamming her for refusing to talk about the Moreland scandal – a decision her spokesman says is out of respect for the US attorney’s investigation.

“It’s clear Cuomo and Rice have something to hide, refusing to answer pressing questions as federal prosecutors probe whether the governor shut down his own anti-corruption unit to protect his friends and improperly interfered with its investigations when they hit too close to home,” Short wrote. “The governor campaigned on transparency and fighting corruption, but it’s looking more and more like Cuomo and Rice are just part of the problem.”

The RNC’s clip of the CNN report appears below. Oddly, it cuts off early – apparently just before the subject turned to Cuomo’s GOP challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and the fact that he’s badly trailing the governor in the polls. The full CNN report can be viewed here. (Thanks, Jon Campbell).