Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean slammed CNN reporters Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto for cowardly avoiding any questions involving the New York nursing home scandal in an interview with Governor Cuomo.
Dean pointed out that the pair had over nine minutes to address the deadly controversy plaguing Cuomo and his administration.
“@CNN doesn’t ask @NYGovCuomo about nursing home deaths,” she tweeted. “Shame on @PoppyHarlowCNN and @jimsciutto. Bravo to @SRuhle on @MSNBC for being a journalist.”
Cuomo, in March, issued an executive order which forced nursing homes to take on patients that had tested positive for coronavirus.
He would refuse to reverse the directive – the only one of its kind – for six weeks while well over 6,000 senior citizens succumbed to the virus.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) June 22, 2020
How Hard Is It To Be Actual Journalists?
Dean, whose husband’s parents were both victims of COVID-19, and whom nursing homes played a part, continued to tear into Harlow and Sciutto.
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“How hard is it to ask the question about 6,000+ New York seniors that were sitting ducks thanks to [Cuomo’s] order to contaminate nursing homes with Covid positive patients?” she wondered.
Dean alleged that the network has never asked Cuomo about the scandal, claiming the reporters would have actually broken new ground had they done so.
Sciutto, rather than understanding the sensitivity of the situation, decided to get combative with Dean, explaining that there were just too many other topics to talk about.
We pressed him on:
-NYers flouting health restrictions during reopening
-Why NY waited six years after Eric Garner to ban chokeholds
-Potential barriers to mail-in voting during 2nd wave
As journalists, we press officials of both parties every day.
Thank you for watching https://t.co/rSDMdFhzx9
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 22, 2020
‘Thank you for watching.’
What a clown. Then again, when you can count your viewership on one hand, probably best to thank those who are suffering through the show.
Dean Spits Fire
Seemingly not thrilled with Sciutto’s response, Dean responded in kind by spitting nails at Sciutto.
“You had 9 minutes to ask him a very important question. A question [Cuomo] rarely gets asked on your channel,” she fired back. “6,000+ deaths. An order that was scrubbed off the government website. Don’t you think our families deserve answers?”
She added, “Nice try though. Good use of dashes.”
The Fox News host has also eviscerated Cuomo’s brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, for operating under the guise of being a journalist but still failing to press his brother on his deadly decision.
Awww. @NYGovCuomo is auditioning for a new comedy show with @ChrisCuomo on @CNN. Of course the Gov didn’t address the thousands of deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes in New York. (Roughly 20 percent of all deaths in our state). Enjoy the giant swab! https://t.co/U5Yl487oUm
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) May 21, 2020
“The fact that I am seeing, last night, him … making fun, inappropriate jokes and insensitive jokes, cruel jokes … make no mistake,” Dean said in an interview with Tucker Carlson.
“I am glad that Chris Cuomo has recovered from COVID because he apparently did have it. And I’m glad that their family is well, but my family is not well,” she added. “And that is not something to joke about.”
In the rare instances where the media has actually asked him about nursing homes, Cuomo has said it was really the fault of:
- Reporters at the New York Post.
- President Trump (something even Politifact said was a lie).
He lies like this because he knows major networks like CNN will never investigate. And if they do investigate and find the Democrat governor may have been at fault, they’ll never report on it.
What do you think they’d do if President Trump issued a directive that led directly to thousands of people dying? He hasn’t even come close to that and the mainstream media accused him of wanting to “euthanize” the elderly.
Cuomo lied, seniors died. And the media so far has just gone whistling through the graveyard.
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