While the media has been intent on criticizing President Trump’s every move, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has largely escaped scrutiny.
Until now, that is.
Despite the media’s best efforts, Cuomo has landed in hot water over the so-called “death directive” – a state order that forced nursing homes to accept Covid patients. Since then, the horrific toll in nursing homes has been ever-mounting.
Instead of taking responsibility for the debacle, Cuomo’s Saturday remarks on the subject appeared to place the blame on the nursing homes themselves.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that nursing homes that could not comply with a March 25 directive requiring them to accept coronavirus patients should have obeyed “regulations” and transferred patients if they could not care for them.
The directive, issued March 25, stated (original emphasis): “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”
The mainstream media has been largely reluctant to criticize Cuomo on the issue – a trend that was repeated on Saturday, as Breitbart notes:
Critics, however, say that nursing homes were under pressure to accept the patients.
Journalists did not ask Cuomo on Saturday about whether he accepted that the directive may have placed residents at risk, or if he would withdraw the directive…
Conservative radio host and litigator Mark Levin was among the first to question New York’s policy, on March 26. The Wall Street Journal reported the directive the same day, though the rest of the media largely ignored the issue until last week.
How many times have we heard that “Trump has blood on his hands?”
Yet decisions made by liberal governors in states like New York, New Jersy and California are actually costing lives – and the media says nothing.
Who really has blood on their hands?