Queen’s Gambit: Andrew Cuomo’s Downfall Is Meant To Protect the Establishment, Not Hold It Accountable
Make no mistake, Andrew Cuomo’s fall from grace isn’t the first domino in holding America’s governors to task for Covid-19 mismanagement, but a way to shield both them and the corporate media establishment from accountability.
The Queens-born Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday, as New York legislators prepared to impeach him over mounting accusations of sexual harassment and impropriety. He maintained innocence, claimed he didn’t realize how “the lines had shifted,” and said he was stepping aside out of “love” for New York and a desire to keep the government running free of “distractions.”
And if you believe any of that, I have a bridge named after his father Mario to sell you.
On the surface, the story is simple. Eleven women came forward with plausible-sounding stories of Cuomo groping and otherwise harassing them. Last week, the state attorney general said her office found the accusations credible – but did not press criminal charges. One of the accusers then filed a civil lawsuit.
All of a sudden, Democrats were united in condemning Cuomo, one of their own, as a sex pest who must go. His top aide resigned, followed by a prominent activist who helped Cuomo smear his accusers. Then, on Tuesday morning, the New Yorker ran a piece by Ronan Farrow digging up dirt on Cuomo going back to the Obama years. It was clear that his fate was sealed at that point.
A year ago, this scenario would have been unthinkable, however. Cuomo was not just a hero, but the hero of the Covid-19 pandemic, extolled by the corporate media establishment as the antithesis of President Donald Trump and an example of what every governor should do. He won an Emmy for his televised Covid-19 briefings, and got a multi-million-dollar book deal for a memoir on “leadership lessons.”
Few things are more repulsive in liberal discourse right now than the Andrew Cuomo saga.
They’re all now lamenting that he’s everything they claimed Trump was: as if they just found out. They always knew it, yet they all supported & championed this dynastic heir *for decades*. pic.twitter.com/mrbXyJmJzw
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 10, 2021
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