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12/12/2020

Behold the Hero

Filed under: General — JVW @ 12:22 am



[guest post by JVW]

As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo receives an award for — ahem, ahem — “inspired leadership,” let’s have a brief reminder of which state has had it the worst where COVID deaths are concerned, and then let’s take a look at the alleged success story of the Empire State relative to the apotheosis of its chief executive (I made this image myself using the graph from syracuse.com, but I stole the general idea from this guy):

Cuomo COVID

Nobody distilled the utter inanity of this award down to one pithy remark better than PJ Media’s Jim Treacher:

I think a lot of us wanted to believe that the media would get better once Donald Trump left office, but, rest assured, they will not.

– JVW

15 Responses to “Behold the Hero”

  1. I think a lot of us wanted to believe that the media would get better once Donald Trump left office, but, rest assured, they will not.

    What does the media have to do with an award from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute?

    LOL.

    Dave (1bb933)

  2. Receiving an award from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is the equivalent of winning a vacation to Barstow.

    norcal (670733)

  3. The Pravda media is there to set the agenda, not report the news.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  4. Wow. Treacher hit a grand slam with that one.

    Hoi Polloi (139bf6)

  5. What does the media have to do with an award from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute?

    LOL.
    Dave (1bb933) — 12/12/2020 @ 12:27 am

    Why should Cuomo be celebrated after his order led to the death of thousands in NY nursing homes?

    Hoi Polloi (139bf6)

  6. They’re awards that they award to themselves. The Emmy, that means something, unless it turns out that Cuomo is a member of SAG-AFTRA or the like.

    nk (1d9030)

  7. Once NATAS was formed, it was inevitable that anyone “on the right side” who appeared in the news would be eligible for consideration. But I’m jaded so there’s that.

    felipe (630e0b)

  8. By thew way, Coumo was honored for his “performance,” not his performance.

    felipe (630e0b)

  9. What does the media have to do with an award from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute?

    LOL.
    Dave (1bb933) — 12/12/2020 @ 12:27 am

    Oh, the media is crucial to keeping up (or tearing down) the appearance of leadership.

    felipe (630e0b)

  10. Oh, the media is crucial to keeping up (or tearing down) the appearance of leadership.

    In Dave’s world the intelligentsia apparently ignores the media.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  11. I know Cuomo had a tough job to do, but the truth is he didn’t do the job very well. I doubt I could have come up with any great profound leadership solutions for New York this year. But neither could Cuomo. When you have to make extremely difficult decisions, just because they work out very badly doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. But what’s award winning about New York’s government this year?

    Some of this was probably that the democrats saw their presidential bench and saw Cuomo on CNN and were trying to build an alternative.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  12. In Dave’s world the intelligentsia apparently ignores the media.

    In my world, I don’t blame “the media” when Democratic political organizations hand out awards to Democratic politicians.

    The last line of your post is a silly non sequitur.

    Dave (1bb933)

  13. Both the Emmys and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Award are purely media events. The first to promote the image of a bunch of thespians who for most of history (and I mean like from 500 BC to 1850 AD) have been considered no better than prostitutes, and the second to promote the posthumous image of [do you need to be told what Ted Kennedy was?].

    nk (1d9030)

  14. In a fair media world, Governor Cuomo’s “leadership” would be widely mocked. Not so widely as Trump’s, but still…

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  15. One of the oddest things about people’s perceptions of the media is that they think a media outlet that they mostly agree with must be “fair”, if not “centrist.”

    Kevin M (ab1c11)


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