A friend observed after the race hustler Hannah-Nicole Jones of the 1619 Project won the Pulitzer Price that institutional prices aren’t meant to reward great work, but to make bad work unassailable.
That’s certainly the case with the latest Emmy winner as well.
If New York were it’s own country, it would have more coronavirus deaths per capita than any other in the world. (This is also true of New Jersey, the only state in the union with more per-capita coronavirus deaths than New York). But despite that haunting fact, and his disastrous nursing home scandal that helped fuel it, because Cuomo is a Democrat, the media lets him not only get away with anything, but rewards him for nothing.
According to Breitbart:
Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members include media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies, announced Friday it plans to present the award to the Democratic governor in a live-streamed show Monday.
International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said Cuomo is being honored with the academy’s Founders Award for using his briefings to inform and calm the public. Previous recipients include former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and director Steven Spielberg.
“The governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” he said. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”
When the coronavirus hit America we knew relatively little about it, making it difficult for anyone to fight the virus. But even a random person off the street could tell you that mixing coronavirus patients with the elderly (who we knew at the time were the most venerable) would be a fatal move.
But not Cuomo, who did just like with his infamous March 25th order, which was supposedly designed to free up hospital space. There were makeshift hospitals across the state that barely got any use that could’ve accommodated excess people if that truly were the goal.
Over six-thousand people who contracted coronavirus were sent to nursing homes due to his March 25th order. Roughly 6,600 deaths have been recorded in New York’s nursing homes, but those statistics don’t include those who caught coronavirus in a nursing home then later died in a hospital. The real number is likely around 11,000.
The Republican County Executive of Rensselaer County rightly saw Cuomo’s order as absurd and defied it. The only nursing home run by the county, Van Renssealaer Manor, saw a total of zero coronavirus deaths.
And in response to all that, Cuomo’s defense was to gaslight the public and claim that his nursing home policy actually never existed at all.
I’d say “you can’t make this stuff up,” but with the modern left, there’s never any need to.