Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, were allegedly plotting to discredit Fox News’ Janice Dean for blaming disgraced former Governor Andrew Cuomo after her in-laws both succumbed to COVID in New York nursing homes.
The New York Post reported Friday night that Chris Cuomo allegedly called Dean “that Fox weather b*tch” in texts after she criticized his brother for transferring COVID-19 patients into nursing homes.
Another report from CNBC alleged that DeRosa, “ripped Dean behind the scenes and sought to craft a public messaging strategy that would paint the Fox News personality as merely a right-wing commentator” and also cited Chris Cuomo’s involvement in discussions concerning Dean.
The meteorologist lost both her mother and father-in-law to the virus in March and April of 2020. They lived in separate nursing homes and were not allowed to be together at the end. Since then, Dean has dogged Andrew Cuomo for the alleged “murder” of her in-laws and thousands of other elderly residents. She stated at one point on “Fox & Friends,” “He needs to go to jail!”
…….Chris Cuomo wanted to defend his brother against Dean’s accusations and texted Andrew Cuomo’s aide on how to take her down. The source claimed that Chris Cuomo texted Andrew’s Cuomo’s staffer on how to go after “this Fox weather b*tch… Any help painting her as a far-right crazy?”
Other allegations include Chris Cuomo participating in calls with the former governor’s staff on how to discredit Dean by highlighting her political leanings.
Dean’s husband Sean lost both of his parents, Michael and Dolores Newman, following Andrew Cuomo’s directive on bringing infected individuals into nursing homes in New York.
His dad was an 83-year-old former firefighter and was residing in Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Brooklyn with dementia. He passed away on March 29, 2020.
His mom was 79-years-old and also resided in assisted living at the Long Island Living Center. She died on April 13.
Cuomo’s March 25 directive stated that nursing homes could not deny admission to someone solely because they had COVID-19. The policy was expanded to cover assisted living facilities on April 7. That allowed for the influx of individuals already infected who spread it to the most vulnerable to the virus… the elderly. Dean contends that many died because of that policy and Andrew Cuomo has never had to answer for it.
Andrew Cuomo resigned as NY governor over the multiple accusations of sexual harassment but his directive that sent COVID infected patients to nursing homes which resulted in thousands of deaths, has been ignored by the media. DeRosa withheld the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19 — saying “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors.
He is responsible for the deaths of thousands of elderly people through depraved indifference. He should face murder charges.