Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., is having a tough week. After he resigned on Monday amid a sexual harassment scandal, he was stripped of his 2020 Worldwide Emmy Award the subsequent day, and lots of critics do not assume he deserved the honour within the first place.
“These idiots ought to have pulled this Emmy months in the past. As an alternative, they wait till the day Cuomo is out. Perhaps they can provide it to his anchor brother, who gave a robust efficiency rising from his basement after faking his personal quarantine,” Fox Information contributor Joe Concha mentioned, referring to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.
“The Worldwide Academy introduced at this time that in gentle of the New York Legal professional Normal’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it’s rescinding his particular 2020 Worldwide Emmy® Award,” the group instructed Fox Information in a press release.
“His title and any reference to his receiving the award will probably be eradicated from Worldwide Academy supplies going ahead,” it concluded.
Cuomo initially received the Founders Award “in recognition of his management in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of tv to tell and calm folks world wide.”
State Legal professional Normal Letitia James concluded that Cuomo sexually harassed not less than 11 girls in a 165-page report launched this month. It was certainly one of a number of scandals engulfing the Democrat as soon as hailed as a potential White Home contender.
Media Analysis Heart vp Dan Gainor instructed Fox Information that Cuomo is “so poisonous” that even the far-left Emmys don’t wish to be related to him, however stripping him of the award now could be merely an try and erase historical past.
“What they did was so embarrassing. They gave an award to a lefty governor as a part of a media-crafted public relations marketing campaign to construct up Cuomo as a potential presidential contender,” Gainor mentioned.
“Now that Democrats received the presidency with out him, they will take again their sleazy award and fake they by no means ran cowl for an accused intercourse harasser tied to the deaths of hundreds of New York seniors,” Gainor continued. “That form of make consider deserves its personal award. The academy ought to give itself an Emmy for Finest PR Making an attempt to Make a Thug Seem Like a Respectable Individual.”
Cuomo left workplace at 12:00 a.m, two weeks after he introduced he would resign quite than face a possible impeachment battle. Cornell Legislation Faculty professor William A. Jacobson doesn’t assume merely rescinding the award is sufficient punishment and urged the Worldwide Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences to confess it shouldn’t have even given Cuomo the honour.
“The honorary award by no means ought to have been given within the first place as a result of Cuomo’s COVID efficiency was ineffective and arguably value hundreds of lives,” Jacobson instructed Fox Information.
“The Worldwide Emmys ought to acknowledge that the award was wrongly given within the first place, not simply that it is being revoked for sexual harassment allegations,” Jacobson added.
“The truth that @andrewcuomo received an Emmy after which it was taken away is only a nice ending to a narrative,” Fox Information senior meteorologist Janice Dean, who misplaced each her in-laws to COVID after the previous governor’s controversial govt order, tweeted.
“Solely when he is really LEFT energy do they determine to strip him of his Emmy. Might have been achieved weeks in the past when the reviews had been confirmed,” journalist John Fund tweeted.
DePauw College professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall mentioned Cuomo was given the award as a “political gesture” and the honour is being taken away for a similar cause.
“It was the academy’s approach of diminishing Trump’s dealing with of the COVID disaster by bolstering Cuomo and his self-congratulatory, each day tv spectacles. Cuomo’s televised pressers weren’t such nice tv, actually,” McCall instructed Fox Information. “They had been really quite boring workout routines in self-absorption that gave the looks of presidency administration when clearly New York was not dealing with the virus very successfully in any respect. The award represented massive media’s mutual assist of the federal government institution, basically peddling the Cuomo model of politics separate from any explicit public curiosity.”
McCall feels that since this was a political award within the first place, “it solely figures that the academy ought to now rescind the award based mostly on political functions,” now that Cuomo’s fortunes have modified.
“If his tv COVID briefings had been so consequential at successfully addressing the disaster initially, they might stand on their very own whatever the latest harassment information,” McCall mentioned.
Many extra critics blasted the Emmys for awarding Cuomo to start with, whereas others mocked all the ordeal:
Fox Information’ Jessica Napoli and the Related Press contributed to this report.