Cuomo’s Coronavirus Coverup Catching Up to Him

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing censure, a call for impeachment, and an effort to strip him of emergency powers over his coverup of nursing home deaths. Are, as the media would say, “the walls closing in on him”?


Latest polling shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s support slipping in the wake of his coronavirus nursing home scandal.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • Liberal New York paper NY Daily News ran an op-ed detailing the list of scandals close to Cuomo and the path for NY Republicans to take him down in the 2022 elections.
  • The New York Times reported Cuomo has a long history of bullying and threatening staffers, reporters, and colleagues, which was played up for laughs at the beginning of the article.
  • In a podcast interview with Wall Street Journal’s Jimmy Vielkind who covers Albany politics, Slate did its best Vox impression by discussing how difficult it is to discern just how much of an impact Cuomo’s directive on returning coronavirus patients to nursing homes had on the state’s death toll.


  • pulls no punches, saying Cuomo and his gang are “liars, bullies, and some of them may be psychopaths” when recounting a story from fellow journalist Morgan Pehme of a menacing phone call from a Cuomo aide (the same aide who admitted to state lawmakers they manipulated death data) threatening to destroy her career.
  • According to an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, questions are being raised as to whether Cuomo forced residential facilities for people with developmental disabilities to accept coronavirus patients, potentially opening up another scandal.
  • Rich Lowry writes in the New York Post about the irony of coronavirus coverage, saying the media spent all last year venerating Cuomo while casting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the villain.


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© Dallas Gerber, 2021