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PolitiFact Editor-in-Chief Pushes Cuomo’s Nursing Residence Lies, ‘Actually Difficult’

On Sunday, CNN’s “Dependable Sources” proved as soon as once more to be a hotbed of misinformation as PolitiFact editor-in-chief Angie Drobnic Holan labored to prop up Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lies about nursing dwelling deaths. Suggesting the state of affairs was “actually sophisticated” and there have been no “clear-cut solutions,” she pushed his false declare that COVID sufferers introduced again to nursing houses didn’t unfold the virus.

Holan’s fact-free evaluation was precipitated by host and media janitor Brian Stelter huffing about Cuomo blaming the media. “Governor Cuomo in New York saying he ought to have been extra aggressive in opposition to COVID loss of life misinformation,” he huffed. “He is sort of blaming the media for the newfound scrutiny about nursing dwelling deaths. Do you suppose Cuomo’s been given a simple break by the media and is that altering?”

Asking if the media had given the corrupt Governor an “straightforward break,” after we knew concerning the disastrous hurt of his order again within the Spring of 2020, proved simply how unserious Stelter was a journalist. The person was given an Emmy and did media hits for his COVID management e-book for crying out loud.

However from the second she began answering, Holan was making an attempt to guard the person with blood on his fingers. She utterly bypassed the very fact Cuomo’s personal aide admitted to a cover-up by categorizing “the state of affairs New York” as “actually sophisticated.”

Including: “Definitely, there are goings to criticize about how the Cuomo administration dealt with knowledge. However the coronary heart of the matter goes again to final 12 months when the state was asking nursing houses to absorb sufferers, COVID sufferers who have been able to be discharged from the hospital.”

 

 

In accordance with her, “We do not see exhausting proof that that made a big distinction in COVID deaths.” Her excuse was that New York’s nursing dwelling deaths have been “having the identical numbers as different states across the nation.” However as CNN’s Jake Tapper put it on February 14, when he was bashing Cuomo, “why they died” mattered.

And the problem was workers, employees within the nursing houses who did not notice they have been bringing COVID-19 into the nursing houses,” she stated, parroting Cuomo’s press convention speaking level. “So, it’s a actually sophisticated state of affairs. There’s not clear-cut solutions right here.”

However Holan was mischaracterizing the sufferers that have been being returned to long-term care services. Whereas there could have been individuals who have been making full recoveries, there have been a lot extra we all know have been COVID-positive and returned as a result of they didn’t must be on ventilators and New York was nervous about having house.

And if what Holan was saying was true, why did Cuomo need to rescind his order?

Again in Could, NBC’s Cynthia McFadden had a Nightly News report documenting how states have been dealing with the nursing dwelling problem. And he or she threw Cuomo beneath the bus.

“Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont thinks forcing nursing houses to take COVID-positive sufferers, as most states are doing, is a path to catastrophe,” she stated. “Over the weekend, New York’s Governor Cuomo reversed his controversial coverage forcing nursing houses to take again COVID sufferers, and says they now have COVID-only services like this one on standby.”

McFadden additionally famous: “Governor Cuomo has stated it isn’t his accountability to offer PPE [personal protective equipment] to nursing dwelling services.”

Clearly, as evidenced by this misinformation coming from the very prime, PolitiFact solely served as a protect and bludgeon for these with a “D” on the finish of their title.

[H/T Townhall’s Julio Rosas]

The airtime for his misinformation from a supposed fact-checker was made attainable due to profitable sponsorships from United Healthcare and Norton Antivirus. Their contact data is linked so you’ll be able to inform them concerning the biased information they fund.

The transcript is beneath, click on “increase” to learn:

CNN’s Dependable Sources
February 21, 2021
11:41:61 a.m. Jap

(…)

BRIAN STELTER: Right here’s one other headline, Angie. That is from CNN this week. Governor Cuomo in New York saying he ought to have been extra aggressive in opposition to COVID loss of life misinformation. He’s suggesting misinformation– He is sort of blaming the media for the newfound scrutiny about nursing dwelling deaths. Do you suppose Cuomo’s been given a simple break by the media and is that altering?

ANGIE DROBNIC HOLAN: I feel the state of affairs New York is de facto sophisticated. Definitely, there are goings to criticize about how the Cuomo administration dealt with knowledge. However the coronary heart of the matter goes again to final 12 months when the state was asking nursing houses to absorb sufferers, COVID sufferers who have been able to be discharged from the hospital.

We do not see exhausting proof that that made a big distinction in COVID deaths. In the event you take a look at the statistics, New York is about having the identical numbers as different states across the nation. And the problem was workers, employees within the nursing houses who did not notice they have been bringing COVID-19 into the nursing houses. So, it’s a actually sophisticated state of affairs. There’s not clear-cut solutions right here.

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