Andrew Cuomo received an Emmy for his daily Covid briefings. Although many people thought he shouldn’t have won an Emmy, I am convinced he deserved it. I call it best acting in a leadership role. It’s not easy to go on TV daily and get people to think you’re an effective leader despite presiding over the state with the most Covid deaths in America. Governor Cuomo is a great actor. Meanwhile, in real life, his decision to force nursing homes to take in Covid infected people is blamed for thousands of unnecessary deaths.
In addition to winning his award and running a state, Cuomo found time to write a New York Times bestseller called American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, in which he “tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.”
To be clear, I don’t totally blame Cuomo for New York’s death rate. We were hit hard right at the beginning. Everyone made mistakes. But, he shouldn’t be taking a victory lap either.
Turns out he didn’t learn from his mistakes, though. His Emmy didn’t fare much better than the humans he was supposed to protect. The Babylon Bee reported the sad turn of events:
Just hours after Governor Andrew Cuomo accepted an International Emmy for his amazing, informative, not-at-all-filled-with-propaganda COVID press briefings, his Emmy award passed away of COVID-19, sources confirmed Tuesday. “The Emmy was placed in a nursing home for safekeeping and almost immediately contracted the virus, passing away just hours later,” said one medical professional.
Cuomo will be awarded another Emmy for his excellent handling of the first Emmy, sources say. He is also writing a book called American Crisis 2: More Leadership Lessons from Caring for a Statue. Netflix is working on turning the story into a special.