In a perfect example of how the liberal cultural elite love to bestow meaningless self-congratulatory awards upon themselves, Governor Andrew Cuomo will soon receive an international honor.
It has been announced New York’s Democrat strongman will be the recipient of an Emmy Award for his daily COVID-19 press conferences and for his “leadership” at a time when his state was the epicenter of infections from the virus.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will give Cuomo the statue in a Monday ceremony where he will be recognized for his “masterful” briefings which also served as a forum to launch despicable and dishonest personal attacks on President Trump.
That those same press events took place at a time when thousands of New Yorkers were essentially killed by Governor Cuomo who ordered COVID infected patients sent into the state’s nursing homes won’t be mentioned.
You just can’t make stuff like this up.
Via The Associated Press, “NY’s Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings”:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members include media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies, announced Friday it plans to present the award to the Democratic governor in a live-streamed show Monday.
International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said Cuomo is being honored with the academy’s Founders Award for using his briefings to inform and calm the public. Previous recipients include former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and director Steven Spielberg.
“The governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” he said. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”
According to the International Emmy’s website:
“The Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”
The Founder’s Award is presented to an individual or organization who “crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity”. Prior recipients include Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg.
Like the Oscars, the Grammys, the American Emmys, and the Golden Globe being honored by pampered and privileged Hollywood and entertainment industry haters with their ridiculous virtue-signaling and hate for Trump, such awards only serve as a sign of how out of touch with normal people that the snobbish elite has become.
The real award that Governor Cuomo should receive is for his ongoing performance as a vicious mob boss who would give Tony Soprano a serious run for his money.
He has a lot of serious competition but no governor has done a worse job nor presided over a higher body count of preventable deaths than Cuomo and that isn’t even taking into account his dictatorial edicts that have wrecked his state’s economy.
A story like this may look like it belongs on The Onion or the Babylon Bee but sadly, this is where we are in 2020.