WE hear lots about “privilege” these days, usually in reference to “White Privilege”. But, if we are honest, we would all recognize we all have some form of privilege. It could be looks, or personality, experience, maybe it is our resume, or even race. It really could be any number of things. And, yes, what may serve us a privilege on one job interview might actually hurt us in another. One day, I will write more about this, but, today, let me call NY Governor Cuomo for his “privilege”, that is his media privilege.
That privilege allowed the governor to not take an ounce of responsibility for his policy of making nursing homes take in Covi-19 patients. A move which, tragically led to many deaths of the elderly patients in those facilities. The media? They let Cuomo cop out with little push back
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday denied his office was at fault for the coronavirus deaths of more than 6,000 nursing home residents in the state, calling such accusations a “political charade.”
Cuomo defended his office’s response to the pandemic during an interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle.
“Yes, we had more people die in nursing homes than anywhere else, because we had more people die, because the federal government missed the boat and never told us this virus was coming from Europe and not from China,” Cuomo said. “And January, February, March, before they did the European travel ban, 3 million people came from Europe and brought the virus to New York and the federal government didn’t know and the federal government and the CDC and all of them failed to handle this pandemic and warn this nation.”
“So, New York had more cases, more deaths, and more deaths in nursing home because that’s who the virus affects. It affects senior citizens, we know that. You look at any state and they had a tremendous number of deaths in nursing homes,” he added. “It’s all a political charade, and it’s an ugly one frankly, to talk about a number of deaths and suggest there was politics added.”
See! Not his fault, everyone knew that the elderly were the most vulnerable. YES, yet, Gov. Cuomo still forced nursing homes to take these patients, and thousands died! But, Cuomo is a leftist so…….. Check your privilege Governor!