CNN’s Chris Cuomo was once again allowed to interview his own brother last night. These rhetorical tickle fights have been ongoing throughout the coronavirus epidemic, with such notable scenes as Chris using a giant cotton swab to tease his governor brother.
What made last night’s tribute to awful journalism stand out was that Chris finally admitted what we all knew. He’s not an objective journalism.
Not objective but true,the facts tell the story.NY had & has its struggles but they're doing way better than what we see elsewhere & no way that happens without the Luv Guv dishing the real 24/7.He works with relentless intensity & NY's better for it.And as a brother, I am proud. pic.twitter.com/M1TrAtQwCo
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 25, 2020
Does Chris get points for honesty when he immediately tells a lie right after? By every objective measure, New York has been a disaster area. The fact that cases are now slowing there because the virus has already run through a large percentage of their population is not a victory. It’s an indictment of big brother Andrew’s absolutely awful leadership.
Further, it’s New York that seeded the virus to the rest of the country in the first place. Those states the two Cuomo brothers now want to slander that still have far lower deaths by population? They only had outbreaks because Andrew Cuomo is a terrible governor who threatened states for trying to quarantine New Yorkers.
— 100 Proof (@ChampionCapua) June 25, 2020
Oh ffs pic.twitter.com/NGu3Je29Y6
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) June 25, 2020
The ‘Luv Guv’ is not “doing better” than the rest of the governors. He’s done and continues to do the worst. His state just happens to be at a different point in what will be (and has already shown itself to be) an overall devastating timeline for his response to the virus.
These outright lies about other states are getting old. California is seeing an uptick in cases right now, specifically Los Angeles County after massive protests took place. Yet, you’d be hard pressed to find that reported in the national news. Instead, the focus is on Florida and Arizona. In reality, Florida is seeing a surge in cases with a median age in the 30s. People are coming into hospitals, getting treatment, and going home. We are unlikely to see an actual large rise in deaths. This was always going to happen because without a vaccine, you have to let the virus spread among non-vulnerable populations. Staying locked down forever is not a viable option.
What didn’t have to happen was thousands of dead seniors in New York because Andrew Cuomo ordered sick patients back into those facilities. What didn’t have to happen was one of the world’s worst outbreaks because Andrew Cuomo didn’t shut the subways down for months. The rest of the country didn’t have to have serious outbreaks at all if New York had quarantined itself and stopped threatening other states who sought to keep the virus contained. All of that is on the Andrew Cuomo, and his little brother is complicit in spreading garbage propaganda purporting otherwise.
Bang up job CNN.
This might be the most unethical thing put on news network in modern history. And they all know it. People like @jaketapper just turn the other cheek and play the part Jeff Zucker wants them to play. Pretend they aren’t a part of this. https://t.co/VGYw8ozUyv
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 25, 2020