Democratic hacks posing as journalists are determined to cover for Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous handling of the COVID virus and his decision to force nursing homes to accept people with the virus. Instead, ABC’s Nightline actually ALLOWED Cuomo on Tuesday’s show to slam Donald Trump. The entire program was devoted to corona, yet there was not a single mention (in 16 minutes and 40 seconds) of the New York Governor’s fateful decision.
Host Bryon Pitts opened the show by promising an exhaustive look at who is to blame: “Tonight, America in catastrophe. COVID-19 killing more than 149,000 people. Now piecing together what went wrong. Insights from government insiders.... Why experts say a gap in leadership left millions exposed to danger.”
Who might some of these experts be? Why, Democrats of course. This included former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain and Andrew Cuomo. Pitts actually mentioned New York, saying, “New York City quickly became the new epicenter for the virus.” He then featured Cuomo:
The President's position was the states were in charge. States. The governors, the governors, the governors. I'm calling China to buy PPE. Every governor is calling China to buy masks. It made no sense.
Not mentioned? How the skyrocketing cases in New York connect to Cuomo forcing nursing homes to take COVID patients, the fact that 40 percent of U.S. deaths are linked to nursing homes. As the New York Post explained:
Cuomo has come under fire for the controversial March 25 state order that required nursing homes to admit or readmit recovering COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals without testing during the peak of the pandemic. He later repealed the policy after withering criticism, much of it coming as a result of The Post’s coverage of the nursing home debacle.
ABC isn’t alone is doing propaganda work for the New York Democrat. On June 25, CBS This Morning produced a story on nursing homes and AVOIDED any mention of Cuomo.
A partial transcript of the Nightline segment is below.
7/28/2020 (7/29/2020 on east coast)
BYRON PITTS: Tonight, America in catastrophe. COVID-19 killing more than 149,000 people. Now piecing to the what went wrong. Insights from government insiders.
ANTHONY FAUCI: I got my team together and said “All hands on deck.”
PITTS: Why experts say a gap in leadership left millions exposed to danger.
12:18 AM ET
JON KARL: But eventually, President Trump's third national security adviser, John Bolton, decides to do away with the section of the national security council that specifically deals with pandemics. Just eliminates it. Now the Trump administration says they were just streamlining the national security council and that some of those staffers were reassigned but continued to work on the issue of pandemic preparedness.
12:24 AM ET
PITTS: New York City quickly became the new epicenter for the virus.
ADM. BRETT GIROIR (Asst. Secretary for Health): We always knew that there were a lot more cases out there than we were diagnosing. 23% of people in New York City have anti-bodies, so a quarter of New York City was infected with this virus.
DR. MARY BASSETT (Former NYC Health Commissioner): It was inevitable that this novel coronavirus would show up in New York City. What they didn't expect was that it would be transmitted silently in the population and they have no tests.
GIROIR: It had been decided at some point in time, not in this administration, that test supplies were not going to be part of the stockpile. So when I looked to see what was there, there was nothing there. There's no game plan. There was nothing.
ANDREW CUOMO: The President's position was the states were in charge. States. The governors, the governors, the governors. I'm calling China to buy PPE. Every governor is calling China to buy masks. It made no sense.
DR. MARY BASSETT: It should have not been left to each state to figure out what to do. We're all connected. I mean, honestly, this is one nation. We need one response.
BASSETT: The reopening from a health perspective, it was reckless.
Florida now has more new cases of coronavirus daily than most countries in the world.
DAVID MUIR: By mid July, the virus becomes so out of control, some states that had reopened forced to shut down again.