Janice Dean and Megyn Kelly aren’t putting up with Ana Navarro’s contemptuous defense of Cuomo bro clowns

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean and former Fox News host Megyn Kelly teamed up to blast Ana Navarro for the latter’s support of a CNN segment featuring Chris and Andrew Cuomo joking about coronavirus.

The back-and-forth stems from a segment Wednesday during CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” in which the two brothers joked about Gov. Cuomo’s COVID-19 test, which involves using a swab to take a sample from the back of the nasal cavity.

The Media Research Center’s Nicolas Fondacaro noted that host Chris Cuomo was engaging in cringe-worthy comedy with his governor brother instead of asking tough questions such as why Andrew Cuomo ordered coronavirus patients into nursing homes, despite the fact that elderly people are far more susceptible to catching the disease and dying from it.

That didn’t sit well with Navarro, who is a CNN contributor, who rode to the defense of the Cuomo brothers.

“For months, @CNN has carried almost 24/7 sobering Covid-news. A few minutes of friendly bantering b/w 2 brothers w/high-profile, high-stress jobs, is not supposed to be journalism. It’s called humor. It is a coping mechanism for some of us. Simple. If it offends you, don’t watch,” Navarro wrote on Twitter.

Dean, whose mother- and father-in-law both died from coronavirus in New York nursing homes, ripped into Navarro.

“One guy faked his own quarantine. The other guy let recovering Covid patients back into nursing homes which ultimately I believe killed one or both of my in-laws. If this clown show happened on Fox, you’d be raging. Sit down, please,” she responded.

Navarro then responded to Dean, saying that while she “feels sympathy” for her, she doesn’t “need” her “permission” to speak.

Dean answered back, noting that Navarro didn’t dispute “any of my facts” before labeling her a “Karen.”

 

Navarro responded with “Bless her heart” and three laughing emojis.

Kelly also responded to Navarro, who noted that Cuomo’s nursing home policy was “deadly.”

Some ppl who lost loved ones thanks to Cuomo’s deadly nursing home policy don’t appreciate him mucking it up in front of millions while they can’t even properly bury their family members. Maybe, as the man who caused their pain, he can save the humor for behind closed doors,” she wrote.

For her part, Dean has been calling for an independent investigation into Andrew Cuomo’s decision in March to begin moving coronavirus-infected patients into nursing homes, a policy he only recently rescinded.

The decision caused large spikes in coronavirus deaths in those homes.

In addition, a Republican congressional candidate in New York is calling on the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation into Cuomo’s policy.

In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Chele Farley blamed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration for “hundreds of deaths” in the Hudson Valley area by itself, which encompasses the 18th district for which she is running.

Dean has also taken the Left-leaning mainstream media to task for its lack of interest in reporting on Gov. Cuomo’s nursing home policy, including, most recently, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

The network host highlighted a story from the Arizona Republic slamming Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration “for not naming nursing homes where seniors are dying after contracting COVID-19,” which Maddow called “truly disturbing.”

In her response, Dean asked Maddow about her own network’s lack of coverage of Cuomo’s decision.

 

 

Jon Dougherty

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Jon is a staff writer for BizPac Review with 30 years' worth of reporting experience, as well as an author and U.S. Army veteran. He has a BA in political science from Ashford University and an MA in national security studies/intelligence analysis from American Military University.
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