Andrew Cuomo Get Bad Covid Review From NY AG James

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Philip H says:

    ya know, if you read much right wing punditry you would never know this sort of thing happens between Democratic officials.Report

    • Pinky in reply to Philip H says:

      Your take on the story is that it’s an indictment of right-wing media? Really? You couldn’t have squeezed out an observation about how the left-wing media, which includes people like the governor’s brother the same media that touted his book about leadership, gave him an Emmy for press briefings, and ignored his anti-vax statements, might have missed a story?Report

      • Philip H in reply to Pinky says:

        Given that the story Andrew quotes in from the NYT, I doubt the MSM has missed much. And all those prior criticisms were also reported in the MSM as well prior to today.

        That aside, I was making a pointedly snarky comment about how Republicans seem of late to be willing to heap mountains of criticism on democrats for not whipping each and every potentially wayward democrat on any issue Republicans think they don’t like – while a President and 147 congress members who aided and abetted a literal attack on the U.S. Capitol should all be allowed to move on.

        I had hoped I didn’t need to actually lead any of my fellow interlocuters here through that explicitly since everyone comes off as really intelligent here.Report

    • Damon in reply to Philip H says:

      Well, at least one of the “right wing punditry” I read periodically, posted about this. But the guy is a Jew, and he thinks Cuomo was even worse, given his treatment of the Orthodox Jews in NYC. His headline was:

      “now that trump is no longer in office Cuomo gets thrown under the bus”.

      I’d agree too.Report

  2. North says:

    Good. If he screwed up then give him hell.Report

  3. Kazzy says:

    As a quasi-New Yorker (live in NJ in the shadow of the city, work in Manhattan), there was a range of responses to his handling of Covid. There were definitely folks in the media calling him out for the March 25th policy and the manipulation of numbers. There were also those fawning over him, but that tended to be more the people on the ground. “Cuomo Crushes” were indeed a thing. Cuomo clashed with DeBlasio, who most NYC-ers have turned on, so many folks sided with Cuomo.

    I’m glad to see this report come out. Because despite folks documenting and criticizing Cuomo for a disastrous policy and deceptive reporting*, he was largely able to avoid any accountability and was still largely fawned over, as evidenced by his book. It is hard to guage the totality of his impact and whether it was positive or negative, but where he was wrong, he was really, really wrong. And that shouldn’t be brushed aside for any reason.

    * To the best of my knowledge, the decision to record those deaths as non-nursing home deaths didn’t change the overall death toll, but simply shifted them from one bucket to another. Which I assume was largely a CYA move by him once he realized that his policy was leading to dead bodies. So he was underreporting one number and overreporting another number. Not inconsequential but also not the “HE’S HIDING BODIES!” that some critics alleged.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    He was an alternative to Trump.

    Pick A or B. A is Trump, B is Cuomo.

    Oh, you’re criticizing Cuomo? WHY DO YOU LOVE TRUMP JUST PUT ON THE RED HAT ALREADY

    And then you get crap like this:

    Lemme read the headline of the page as it appears at this moment on CNN:

    “Andrew Cuomo’s Covid-19 performance may have been less stellar than it seemed”Report

  5. Damon says:

    And it keeps getting worse…..

    “Cuomo said ‘he can destroy me’: NY assemblyman alleges governor threatened him over nursing homes scandal”
    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/17/politics/cuomo-ron-kim-nursing-home/index.html

    Sounds like someone is in panic mode. I’m going to admit, I think Cuomo’s an ass, so I’m enjoying this.Report