GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino has released a web video chronicling the developments to date in the scandal he has (not-so-creatively) dubbed “Morelandgate.”

The video features clips of coverage of the Moreland mess since the New York Times story that shined a light on the Cuomo administration’s extensive efforts to interfere with the work of the now-corrupt commission – particularly when it trained its sites on his own considerable fundraising operation.

The clips are mostly from national shows, which – with the rather glaring exception of CNN, which employs the governor’s brother, Chris Cuomo, picked up on this story since the Times report last week – followed by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s sharply-worded warning about witness tampering and obsctruction – really kicked things up a notch.

The trouble for Astorino, of course, is that this would be a heck of a lot more effective if it were airing as an actual ad (in a shorter version, of course). But putting an ad on TV requires cash, and that’s something the Westchester County executive doesn’t have much of on hand.

So, he has to resort to earned media, of which he has been receiving quite a bit of so far. But the reach of blogs, tweets and even A-1 newspaper stories is limited. Meanwhile, the governor and the state Democratic Party, with millions of dollars to play with, have been hammering Astorino on the airwaves.

Mr. Cuomo’s Morelandgate from Rob Astorino on Vimeo.