Nets Censor New Evidence of Cuomo’s Cover-Up of Nursing Home Deaths

On Wednesday, The New York Times broke yet another story about how Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his aides went to strenuous lengths to cover up nursing home deaths, keeping their secret from federal investigators, state lawmakers, and the public. Of course, the broadcast networks fell into their bad habit of censoring liberal corruption as they chose to ignore the story over the course of two days, comprised of six evening newscasts and three morning newscasts.

“The effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office to obscure the pandemic death toll in New York nursing homes was far greater than previously known, with aides repeatedly overruling state health officials over a span of at least five months, according to interviews and newly unearthed documents,” reported The Times.

Instead of telling viewers about Cuomo on Wednesday, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News chose to cheer on President Biden as he proposed $4 trillion in big government spending. And ABC’s World News Tonight spent part of their Thursday newscast hyping the NFL Draft.

As usual, Fox News Channel’s Special Report had to be the ones to do what the liberal networks refused to do because they weren’t beholden to Democrats.

“Tonight, The New York Times reports Cuomo’s top aides began working to downplay the state’s nursing home death toll last spring; taking extraordinary measures to subvert the state’s health department, like preventing a scientific paper that incorporated the true nursing home death data from publishing,” reported correspondent Bryan Llenas on Wednesday.

 

 

Along with recalling that Cuomo had a “$4 million book deal” about his leadership while his administration was covering up the deaths, Llenas reminded viewers that “Cuomo’s administration is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn for purposefully withholding nursing home death data from the Department of Justice.”

Llenas also dug deeper into the new evidence against Cuomo:

Cuomo’s top aides reportedly omitted more than 3,000 nursing home COVID-19 deaths from a July Department of Health report saying they could not verify how many residents died at hospitals. Despite the fact that we know they were collecting this data since April of 2020.

“The New York State Assembly is currently in the midst of an impeachment investigation of Cuomo,” he added.

This refusal by the networks to cover the new revelations in the Cuomo nursing home scandal tracked with a NewsBusters study from last month showing how they were trying to smother the story.

But that wasn’t the only COVID-related Cuomo scandal to recently break. According to a New York Post exclusive published while the networks were on the air Thursday, “The CEO of a New York fashion company says the Cuomo administration fleeced her out of $10.4 million — refusing to pay for an order of PPE she delivered during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.”

Now given their censorship over the last couple of days, will the networks cover Cuomo stiffing a PPE maker on their morning newscasts on Friday?

This refusal to touch on Governor Cuomo’s scandal was possible because lucrative sponsorships from Consumer Cellular on ABC, Crest on CBS, and Honda on NBC. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

Fox News Channel’s Special Report
April 28, 2021
6:22:37 p.m. Eastern

BRET BAIER: We’re learning new information tonight about just how far aides to New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly went to conceal nursing home deaths statistics during the pandemic. Correspondent Bryan Llenas has been on this story from the beginning has the new details tonight. Good evening, Bryan.

BRYAN LLENAS: Bret, good evening, the accusation all along has been that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration purposefully covered up the true COVID-19 nursing home death toll from the public because of fear of political consequences and because the Governor was in the midst of securing a nearly $4 million book deal at the time last summer.

Tonight, the New York Times reports Cuomo’s top aides began working to downplay the state’s nursing home death toll last spring; taking extraordinary measures to subvert the state’s health department, like preventing a scientific paper that incorporated the true nursing home death data from publishing. For months, they kept an audit of the deaths numbers from being made public. And aides even blocked two health department letters drafted for state lawmakers from ever being sent.

Governor Cuomo’s administration is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn for purposefully withholding nursing home death data from the Department of Justice.

Cuomo’s top aides reportedly omitted more than 3,000 nursing home COVID-19 deaths from a July Department of Health report saying they could not verify how many residents died at hospitals. Despite the fact that we know they were collecting this data since April of 2020.

An attorney representing Cuomo’s office denied this was a cover-up telling Fox News: “The whole brouhaha here is overblown to the point where there are cynical suggestions offered for the plain and simple truth that the chamber wanted only to release accurate information that they believed was totally unassailable.”

The New York State Assembly is currently in the midst of an impeachment investigation of Cuomo.

Tonight, New York State Republicans are calling that impeachment investigation a sham saying there is more than enough evidence right now to impeach him. They’re also pointing to multiple scandals including the multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

And just now, the Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim, here in New York, Bret, says that all those people standing with the Governor at these press conferences over the last couple of weeks are endorsing this kind of behavior, Bret?

BAIER: Bryan Llenas in New York. Bryan, thank you.

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