Classless Cuomo Team Attacks Janice Dean as ‘Not...Credible’ on Anything Except Weather

January 14th, 2021 10:15 PM

In a Wednesday story for the Daily Mail, New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration sunk to a new low, lashing out like a grade-school Mean Girl at Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, dismissing her fervent push for answers on behalf of deceased elderly New Yorkers (such as her late in-laws) because she’s no more than a weather lady.

Cuomo spokesperson Richard Azzopardi told the Daily Mail: “Last I checked she's not a credible source on anything except maybe the weather.”

So you shouldn’t trust someone using platform to a voice for families across the state and country who lost elderly family members to the coronavirus (and whom most were never able to say goodbye to) because she’s just the weather person? Would Azzopardi and Cuomo say the same about victims of gun violence?

Reporters Arizel Zilber and Rachel Sharp had reached out to Cuomo’s office for a response to Dean’s Tuesday Fox & Friends appearance slamming Cuomo’s deadly coronavirus response when they chimed in on Dean’s latest criticism as the state has lagged behind on vaccine distribution.

Along with that cheap shot at Dean and her intelligence, Azzopardi offered this spin on behalf of his large-headed and liberal media-fluffed boss: “Every state has had issues with vaccine distribution because of lack of federal funds but we're rapidly ramping up distribution and currently have administered more than 60 percent of the vaccines we have.”

Ah, the Orange Man Bad defense. Good one!

Numerous conservatives and colleagues came to Deans defense:

Since April when she went public, Dean has dedicated untold amounts of energy and time (on top of her full-time job) to finding out what happened to in-laws Micky and Dee Newman and demanding answers about why the Cuomo administration sent COVID patients into nursing homes.

And since May, Cuomo’s office has provided neither. Instead, they’ve continued to deflect and obfuscate with increasing levels of dreck, so this statement was sadly predictable.

Just last week, Dean penned a lengthy column containing a deep dive into Cuomo’s actions, why they led to the deaths of untold numbers of seniors, how he has yet to answer for what happened (other than to blame others), and what this all means. So perhaps that helped set them over the edge.

Perhaps its another case of liberals believing that speaking truth to power doesn’t apply to them.

And nothing against the good men and women at ABC and NBC, but if this were something, say, a Ron DeSantis spokesperson said about a meteorologist on Good Morning America or Today, you can bet your life everyone from the CNN media team to late comics to MSNBC’s Never Trumpers to even entertainment blogs would be calling for their firing.