The establishment media continues to prove that it is the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party and not a reliable source of information. Modern ‘journalism’ now sees its role as shaping public opinion rather than informing the public. This includes suppressing any information that is contrary to the approved narrative.
One of the most scandalous recent examples of this has been the media’s cover up of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous, if not criminal, nursing home decision that led to at least 11,000 coronavirus deaths in the state.
In March, Cuomo signed a directive requiring nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients. That directive, which was contrary to CDC guidelines, was later deleted from the New York State Department of Health website to hide the governor’s role in the nursing home deaths.
In a tweet on Saturday, Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, who lost both of her in-laws to the coronavirus in New York nursing homes, charged NBC News with muzzling one of her friends to protect the reputation of Cuomo:
So @NBCNews @LesterHoltNBC @TODAYshow censored one of my friends who lost a loved one in a nursing home. She wanted to say ‘@andrewcuomo failed us’ in the interview and they told her to say ‘New York failed us’ instead. The mainstream is STILL protecting this guy. Disgusting.
In a follow-up tweet, Dean called NBC anchorman Lester Holt a “disgrace” for his role in suppressing the criticism of Cuomo:
Shame on you @LesterHoltNBC @NBCNews @TODAYshow. New York State did not fail us. The governor, his administration and his health department FAILED US. You are a disgrace to all families. Just like @andrewcuomo.
This latest journalistic outrage comes after New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report, largely ignored by the establishment media, that showed that the state underreported coronavirus deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50 percent.
Instead using the NY attorney general’s report as an opportunity to examine Cuomo’s role in the nursing home disaster, the establishment media provided Cuomo with sympathetic TV interviews where he was allowed to place the blame on the federal government.