Cuomo: If I Had To Do It All Over Again, I Wouldn't Kill 11,000 Seniors
And they say Cuomo doesn't have a soul.
He has a soul. It's black and evil as midnight. But there's still a spot of tarnish on it somewhere.
Cuomo also acknowledged that mistakes were made in his initial handling of the virus. New York sent seniors recovering from COVID to nursing homes, where thousands caught the virus and died.
CBS whitewashes it.
Cuomo signed an order compelling nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients. Over 6,000 were sent to nursing homes. Some of those homes were substandard. The death toll among seniors in nursing homes in New York may be 11,000.
This isn't sloppiness on CBS' part. If this involved President Trump or a Republican, you'd better believe all the information I laid out would be there and in the top paragraph, instead of getting a ways through the article while letting Cuomo do his passive voice "mistakes were made" shtick.
"There's no doubt that we learned lessons," Cuomo said. "The virus preyed on the weak and it preyed on people in nursing homes and most of the lives lost, the single greatest percentage is in nursing homes. And that's true all across the country. And there's also no doubt that we're in this hyper-political environment so everybody wants to point fingers. New York, actually, we're number 46 out of 50 in terms of percentage of deaths in nursing homes — 46 out of 50. So, yes, people died in nursing homes. Yes, we've learned a lot of lessons, but 46 out of 50, it's not a predominantly New York problem. If we had to do it all over again ... I would do things differently."
It's nice of Cuomo to suggest that if he had to do it over again, he wouldn't kill 11,000 seniors. He's a real prince of a man, our Cuomo.
Of course it's all preceded by a deranged word salad.
1. "We learned lessons".
What lessons? CBS never asks. Democrats don't get follow-up questions from the media unless they're discussing how cute their grandkids are.
Was any of those lessons, "don't send infected patients into facilities full of weak and sick people"?
2. "The virus preyed on the weak."
Viruses don't have minds of their own. It certainly didn't sign an executing order placing infected patients in the same facilities as the weak. The Cuomo virus preyed on the weak.
3. "And there's also no doubt that we're in this hyper-political environment so everybody wants to point fingers."
This is right before and after Cuomo bashes Trump. That is when he's not attacking Orthodox Jews. Cuomo loves a hyper-partisan environment. The only time he complains is when people point out his actions may have killed 11,000 seniors.
4. "So, yes, people died in nursing homes. Yes, we've learned a lot of lessons, but 46 out of 50, it's not a predominantly New York problem."
A huge percentage of the country's death toll and its nursing home death toll took place in New York. It's a New York problem. Or more specifically, a Cuomo problem. Playing statistical sleight of hand games may impress a very impressionable media, but won't raise the dead.
5. "If we had to do it all over again ... I would do things differently."
What things? Like not sending infected patients into nursing homes? This is the only time Cuomo drops out of passive voice to discuss what he might do. And of course it's about something good he would do, while the bad is all in passive voice.
Good thing the media is too busy stalking Chassidim and harassing them until one of them snaps and insults them to bother asking grandma-killer any questions.