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The liberal media’s treatment of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic is a case study in biased journalism in the year 2020.
And there are a few, like Fox News’ Janice Dean, calling attention to the “disgraceful” display.
As more and more Democrats get nervous about Joe Biden being the party’s nominee for president, given all the questions about his mental agility, there is a movement to elevate Cuomo as a possible alternative leading up to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic governor appeared Wednesday on “Good Morning America,” and the interview included a focus on his future political aspirations.
“You have been commended for your clear and your calm leadership,” host Amy Robach said. “People from all over the country and the world have tuned in to your press conferences. Your statewide approval rating — a career-high 84%. You came in second only to President Obama as the most trusted Democratic leader in America. How do you intend on spending that political capital that you’ve earned?”
Talk about a setup!
Cuomo played the modest public servant in his response, only focused on the good of the people.
“Do you feel responsible for the New Yorkers who died in this pandemic?” Robach then asked.
“I think the New Yorkers who died did not die because we failed them,” the governor said. “We got them a hospital bed, which we didn’t know that we could. We got them a nurse with [personal protective equipment], with a mask, with a gown. We got them a doctor. We got them a ventilator.”
“Everyone who died, we did everything we could,” Cuomo added.
Never mind that much of what he spouted was the result of President Donald Trump intervening, the remark about doing “everything we could” was not challenged.
GMA noted that New York was “hard hit” by COVID-19, but there was no curiosity over any role Cuomo may have played here.
New York has seen over 24,500 deaths, while Florida, which has 2 million more people, has seen under 3,000 deaths — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis faces a lot of media scrutiny over his handling of the pandemic.
But even more troubling are the deaths in nursing homes in New York, the totals are closing in on 6,000.
On March 25, Gov. Cuomo required nursing homes to take in coronavirus patients — an order he would be forced to later override.
A Republican governor would never live down such a failed decision.
Dean, a resident of New York, fired back at a clip of the interview GMA touted on Twitter, calling Robach out for gushing and fawning over the Democrat.
“You are all disgraceful,” she tweeted. “Please don’t ever call yourself a Journalist @arobach. I actually thought you might hold @NYGovCuomo’s feet to the fire but instead you just gushed and fawned over him.”
“He helped kill thousands of our loved ones,” Dean added.
You are all disgraceful. Please don’t ever call yourself a Journalist @arobach. I actually thought you might hold @NYGovCuomo’s feet to the fire but instead you just gushed and fawned over him. He helped kill thousands of our loved ones. https://t.co/lP7CisWdCM
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) June 17, 2020
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
They are scripting every single interview and falsifying every one of his polls. There’s no way he’s at 84%. New Yorkers are waking up to his mismanagement & threats.
— Sean McPeak (@Sean_McPeak) June 17, 2020
No one expected anything else.
GMA knows it’s audience.
The viewers salivate for the slightest insult about Trump.
Throwing shade on a Trump hater is, in effect, a compliment about Trump and that can’t happen.
— Saul Goodman🇺🇸 (@SaulGoo78727857) June 17, 2020
Well, Amy had the alleged goods on Epstein years ago and sat on it so there’s that going for her 🙄
— Twinkle Toes😎✌🇺🇸 (@Trixieinthemix) June 17, 2020
I’m beginning to think Amy threw a fit about her Epstein story because it cost her an interview and not because it was the right thing to do.
— commonsense (@commonsense258) June 17, 2020
Between 5 and 10 thousand seniors are dead due to Cuomo ordering virus infected people into nursing homes. This interview is absolutely pathetic. Just let him skate with this lame ass excuse. “Journalism”
— Joe (@JoeC1776) June 17, 2020
“Everything we could” wow just wow……the nerve of this guy
— Z (@HayMaker__Z) June 17, 2020
Number one question should be if the nursing homes and our elderly are the most vulnerable, why did he send covid-19 patiences to nursing homes and not use the military hospital ship that was sitting empty? Almost seems intentional as the Michigan Governor followed his lead.
— Dave (@5289davhas) June 17, 2020
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