Why No One Believes Anything

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, N.Y., June 10, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
The media failures keep piling up.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f anyone wonders why so many people conclude that they should believe the opposite of whatever the media are saying, this past week provides a good explanation.

Andrew Cuomo, the Emmy Award–winning governor that a swooning press held up as the enlightened standard for an effective pandemic response, didn’t just make a disastrous mistake in his handling of nursing homes. He didn’t just miscount nursing-home fatalities. He may have covered up nursing-home fatalities.

It turns out that everything the press has accused Florida’s Ron DeSantis of — a botched response and dishonest numbers — is true of Cuomo.

The Lincoln Project, the great

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