Andrew Cuomo Didn’t Create The Myth Of Andrew Cuomo, Corporate Media Did By Christopher Bedford for The Federalist
The myth of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Master of Pandemics, Destroyer of Trump, Boyfriend of America didn’t create itself: It was the creation of U.S. media.
The week isn’t even over and already New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened a Democrat colleague, attacked nurses and nursing home staff, lashed out at the federal government, and attacked his “critics” for spreading “disinformation” and “conspiracy theories” about that time he literally conspired to hide easily avoidable deaths he caused. Things aren’t looking good for him.
This, we’re told by his new enemies in corporate media, is what Democratic accountability looks like. But is it?
On March 25, Cuomo ordered COVID-19 patients into elderly care facilities and barred staff from even testing them before entry. Nine days later, he pushed a provision barring families from suing nursing homes over COVID deaths, hiding it in a monstrous spending bill.
Six days after that, he barred nursing homes from sending COVID patients to the nearly empty naval hospital ship anchored outside Manhattan and the sprawling Javits Center field hospital. Eight days later, the first deaths began to trickle out, although families would have to wait months for the full toll. Still, Cuomo said nursing homes “don’t have a right to object.”
Did he ever take blame? No, and for nearly a year we’ve been treated to lie after lie. First, he blamed the federal government for the deaths in New York, saying, “The reason that happened was because we had the virus coming from Europe when the federal government told us the virus was coming from China.”
Over the next year, he would blame nursing home staff (for bringing the COVID in), President Donald Trump (for being “cruel” by pinning it on him), the Department of Justice (for “conspiracy theories”) and even his fellow governors (“You have 45 other states to point fingers at first”).
At one point, he claimed he didn’t even sign the order at all (“I hate to get technical with you”). Also, that whole COVID patients sent to nursing homes thing? “It never happened.” Just in case, though, he made clear he wouldn’t be cooperating with any investigations.
And what did the corporate media do? They got creepy, worshipping him like something between a savior and a manipulative boyfriend.