Fear-Mongering All the Way to the Bank

It is amazing what you can get away with when your political party owns the mainstream media and turns it into a relentless propaganda machine.

Andrew Cuomo’s policy decisions destroyed people’s lives. He ruined businesses, drove massive numbers of people into abject poverty, turned public education and higher education into a farce. His administration got caught manipulating government data trying to make him look better, as journalists who could have been even modestly skeptical instead fellated him in a 24-hour cycle.

And, man, was it lucrative for him:

New details emerged Wednesday about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic memoir, including how he enlisted government staffers to help with the book — for which he was offered more than $4 million, according to a new report.

Top aides, including Melissa de Rosa, Stephanie Benton and other junior staffers assisted the governor with drafts of “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” which was published in mid-October, The New York Times reported.

The governor’s book deal — which came as he was riding high in popularity due to his nationally televised coronavirus briefings — ended with a $4 million offer, the Times reported.

Crown Publishing has since paused promotion of “American Crisis” because of a federal investigation into the Cuomo administration’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

Early last summer, while DeRosa was helping to edit early drafts and attending video meetings with publishers, she and other top aides were also worried about an impending Health Department report about the virus’ toll on nursing homes, according to the Times.

The report threatened to reveal a far higher number of nursing home deaths from the coronavirus than had previously been made public by the administration.

Cuomo’s office later admitted that it removed the higher death toll from early drafts of the report, which was issued on July 6. The tally published in the report omitted thousands of nursing home residents who died in hospitals.

Cuomo had already begun working on his book detailing his response to the pandemic as early as mid-June, the Times reported, citing emails and an early draft of the tome.

Can you imagine how utterly deranged one has to be to think this behavior is acceptable while working in government? I mean, the guy had his staff helping him write a book for a big payout when they were supposed to be responding to a public health crisis. And somehow he still found time to grope some of them.

Not even a year ago, the media was demanding this man be considered for president!

I have been saying this for a very long while now, but it is time to start asking cui bono when it comes to the lockdowns and other coronavirus-driven policies. I never thought I would live to see something worse than the way Wall Street was behaving pre-2008 in terms of the extreme anti-social worldview, greed, and short time horizons. But here we are.

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