A woman who partly blames the coronavirus policies of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the death of her mother told Fox News that NBC’s Lester Holt censored her words about the passing.
On Saturday, Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean tweeted that NBC News’ Lester Holt censored her friend who lost her mother to COVID-19 while she was living in a nursing home. Dean said that the woman wanted to say Andrew Cuomo failed us in the interview, but they told her to say New York failed us instead.
Shame on you @LesterHoltNBC @NBCNews @TODAYshow. New York State did not fail us. The governor, his administration and his health department FAILED US. You are a disgrace to all families. Just like @andrewcuomo.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) January 30, 2021
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This morning on FOX & Friends, Dean’s friend, Dawn Best, appeared discuss her experience on NBC News and why she believes Governor Cuomo is to blame for the death of her mother.
“Well, I’d like to say, Governor Cuomo failed us now. Am I allowed to say it on your program? Yes. All right, there we go,” Best said.
“Well, I kind of got used to it because the media was never letting me say Governor Cuomo all along, and it was being cut out of every interview that I was in,” she insisted. “And then I started starting every sentence that they asked with Governor Cuomo so they couldn’t do that to me so then they were forced to literally ask me to cut out Governor Cuomo’s name. Lester Holt’s show wasn’t the only one to do it.”
“So, what happened specifically on that show was I was telling them that Governor Cuomo failed us, his books should be named – not lessons in leadership, it should be lessons in failure. She stopped me and she said to me, can you say that a different way without Governor Cuomo’s name and just say, New York failed you? So, I had no choice. I had to say New York failed me,” Best said.
“Well, I’d like to know how this happened. My mom was in the best nursing home, getting the best care pre-March 24/7, fine, healthy and happy,” she added. “And within three weeks of his deadly directive where he sent the COVID positive patients into the nursing home. My mother was dead from neglect. That was because the nursing home was overrun with COVID patients. I know this because the doctor told me when I called and asked what was wrong with my mother, she said, and this is a quote, she was frantic. She said, the culprit is everywhere. It’s in every unit the doctors have it, the nurses have it and your mother may have it. I had her tested she didn’t have it. It was dehydration. My mother died of neglect because of Governor Cuomo.”
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