Thousands of New Yorkers died on Andrew Cuomo’s watch.
At the height of the pandemic, Cuomo enforced a policy that required New York nursing homes to accept patients infected with coronavirus. And now he is going to be rewarded for this.
He is getting an Emmy award for his press briefings.
You could not make this up.
The Federalist reports:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Receive Emmy Award For Media Lovefest Press Conferences
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive an international Emmy Award for using television to communicate with residents during the coronavirus pandemic, the group announced Friday.
“People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of determination to fight back,” International Academy President and CEO Bruce Paisner said in a statement.
The announcement comes just two days after Cuomo publicly erupted as a reporter during a press conference for asking about whether the state’s schools would shut down immediately caught the ire of prominent voices on Twitter.
This is just unbelievable.
Gov Andrew M Cuomo of NY will receive the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the Covid19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform & calm people around the world. The Emmy will be presented to @NYGovCuomo on Nov 23 https://t.co/dwKIImwYNV pic.twitter.com/1mKkmg6FKW
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) November 20, 2020
People are calling out the hypocrisy:
Thousands of elderly that died in nursing homes thanks to your winner’s “leadership” won’t be able to watch this show, unfortunately. https://t.co/S7UPHkLxwk
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) November 20, 2020
Andrew Cuomo deserves to be on trial for the elderly people his nursing home order directly murdered. Instead, he's getting an Emmy. https://t.co/06wlXtP2pq
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 20, 2020
Giving Andrew Cuomo an award for pandemic leadership is like giving Hannibal Lector an award for excellence in the field of culinary arts.
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) November 21, 2020
Andrew Cuomo is getting an Emmy for delivering the second highest covid death rate in America.
We live in a clown world.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) November 20, 2020
Have you ever seen anything more ridiculous and disgraceful?