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Wednesday night was Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) 11th appearance on his brother, Chris Cuomo’s CNN PrimeTime show since the start of the pandemic. And it was the first time that Chris had mentioned the massive death toll in New York’s nursing homes. In reality, Andrew had ordered that infected elderly patients be returned to their facilities. But according to Chris, who would later admit he was not an “objective” journalist, the deaths were the fault of the nursing home “operators.”
“Nursing homes, people died there. They didn't have to, it was mismanaged and the operators have been given immunity. What do you have to say about that,” Chris asked his brother in the second half of their interview.
After Andrew’s first answer, Chris pressed him on the “immunity” for nursing home operators. “The operators he very strict laws in this state. And if they violated the law, they're going to be held fully accountable. We have an ongoing investigation now with the Department of Health and the attorney general to make sure every operator was following the law during this crisis,” Andrew responded.
At no time, was Andrew’s order to put coronavirus patients in nursing homes addressed.
After another few minutes went by, Chris took to heaping undue praise onto his brother and invoking the memory of their late father, Mario Cuomo. “And everything that he ever said mattered to him about public service, is what you demonstrated right here and right now, during this period, when your state needed it most. And I hear it'll the time,” Chris gushed.