Less than a year ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was a darling of the left over his “leadership” in managing the COVID pandemic in his state. Last April, his daily press conferences were covered in full by Fox News and the other more sycophantic media networks, coverage on par with President Trump’s daily briefings.
None of the other 49 state governors’ press conferences received daily coverage by national media. In Colorado, Governor Polis’s press briefings were only shown on local news channels.
Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.
As did, not surprisingly, the Washington Post, “An impressive road map to dealing with a crisis as serious as any we have faced.”
Cuomo received an Emmy award, “In recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.” I’m sure those in nursing homes receiving a new COVID positive roommate, courtesy of Governor Cuomo, felt calmed watching his daily “I’m the governor and you’re not” thuggery on television every day.
Governor Cuomo was lauded with praise from the esteemed Dr Fauci last July in a PBS interview,
We know that, when you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We have done it. We have done it in New York. New York got hit worse than any place in the world. And they did it correctly by doing the things that you’re talking about.
“Properly”? Really? Did Dr Fauci not know about Cuomo sending COVID infected patients into nursing homes? And then covered it up? While a hospital ship and several makeshift hospitals in New York City sat nearly empty? Was Fauci unaware or part of the slaughter and coverup?
Even the ever loyal-to-Democrats New York Times acknowledged, “The governor’s top aide admitted that data was withheld on nursing homes, where more than 10,000 New Yorkers have died during the pandemic.”
The coverup was known last spring when nursing home and official NY state tallies did not match. Yet the elites, from Dr Fauci, to the media, to Hollywood all praised Governor Cuomo as the “King of New York,” wishing he was president rather than the Orange Man.
Some halfhearted investigations were promised, looking into Cuomo’s genocide and coverup. The investigations appear less urgent than the FBI’s rapid response to a NASCAR door handle that someone thought resembled a noose.
In Cuomo fashion, he punched back with excuses and bluster. As the media circled the wagons around him, the other shoe dropped. Now three women have credibly accused Randy Andy of unwanted sexual advances. Killing granny didn’t capture the attention of fellow Democrats but asking a former aide to play strip poker sure did….[ ]