New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying his best to fend off criticism for his administration’s multiple scandals after a third woman recently came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct. He recently issued a quasi-apology to those he may have made feel “uncomfortable.”
But there’s something a little off about the story of the now #MeToo embattled governor. Since when did the left-wing media pay attention to allegations against Democrats? Is it possible the activist media is using political sleight of hand to muddy the waters a bit and distract from a potentially more career-ending scandal?
Cuomo Plagued By #MeToo
Generally speaking, the establishment media outlets have largely ignored sexual misconduct allegations made against Democrats. In the little coverage they would give such a story, they would spend the bulk of their journalistic bandwidth playing down the accusations and savaging Republicans for “pouncing” on the allegations.
So why Isn’t Cuomo receiving the same treatment now? The media spent an entire year with lips practically glued to his posterior. What changed? The timing is suspect.
Is the #MeToo Movement Helping Cuomo?
Before the new sexual harassment allegations emerged, Gov. Cuomo was being ripped to shreds over the revelations regarding the nursing home scandal. It began last year when it was revealed that he compelled facilities to accept people who had been infected with COVID-19. The claims that Cuomo was directly responsible for thousands of deaths were growing too loud to ignore – until these women came forward, that is. As odd as it sounds, Cuomo might be better off with the sexual misconduct allegations.
According to New York Attorney General Letitia James, the governor undercounted the number of coronavirus-related deaths caused by his policy. His office is alleged to have hidden a vast number of COVID victims to shield him politically.
However, Cuomo is not the only governor to have taken measures regarding nursing homes. Breitbart News reported: “The governors of Michigan, California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania approved similar policies as fears grew that new patients would overwhelm hospitals.”
“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) issued an order that a long-term care facility ‘must not prohibit admission or readmission of a resident based on COVID-19 [coronavirus] testing requirements or results.’ The policy was renewed three times before being rescinded in July 2020.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) administration ordered on April 10, 2020, that ‘patients hospitalized, or receiving treatment at an alternate care site, with COVID-19 can be discharged to a [skilled nursing facility] when clinically indicated.’
Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) approved a directive from state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli that said no patient could be denied admission or readmission to a nursing home ‘solely based on a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.’ …
Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) enacted a mandatory admission policy in March, saying ‘nursing care facilities must continue to accept new admissions and receive readmissions for current residents who have been discharged from the hospital who are stable.’”
Perhaps our vaunted Fourth Estate is not harumphing about Cuomo’s sexual harassment allegations because they want to support the victims. Maybe they simply hope to divert attention away from Cuomo’s nursing home scandal before it can spill over to other Democrat governors.
Is it possible that these other governors are responsible for COVID deaths in their state due to their nursing home policies? Sure. But if the activist media and the Democratic Party can keep the nation focused on Cuomo’s misconduct, the public might never call for investigations and accountability.
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