Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah called out prior supporters of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday and, in turn, dunked on himself.
“Even if Cuomo did think that he was just being playful, it’s still not okay,” Noah said in regard to the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against the governor. “This is what bosses never seem to understand. If you’re a boss, you should never be flirtatious with your employees. … So right now things are looking pretty bad for Gov. Cuomo. He’s facing investigations and even calls to resign. You know that it’s not good when you’re the person in trouble, and you’re like, ‘Guys, please, remember all those people in nursing homes I got killed? Let’s talk about that again.’”
Noah’s rebuke of the New York governor, though, comes after he — along with the left throughout the pandemic — unnecessarily praised Cuomo as an exemplary leader. For his briefings, Cuomo was even awarded an Emmy that International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences President and CEO Bruce Paisner said, “worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure.” Speaking on “The Ellen Show” in April 2020, Noah described himself as a “Cuomosexual.”
“I saw people online falling in love with [Cuomo],” Noah said. “There’s a group of women who came out and they said, ‘We’re falling in love with Cuomo,’ and I said, ‘Well, yeah, everyone should be a Cuomosexual in that way.’”
Now in the midst of an ongoing federal investigation into the reportedly more than 9,000 COVID-19-infected seniors that were sent to nursing homes at the directive of Cuomo, over 15,000 who died in total, and three women accusing him of sexual misconduct, Noah and other celebrities are acting as if they did not spend month after month celebrating the governor.
As Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford wrote Tuesday:
An essential aspect of the reckoning coming for Cuomo from within his own party (and their allies in the corporate media) is it comes after a long year of agreement, praise, and adulation. Everything he is guilty of before accusations of sexual harassment, his former allies are also guilty of — until now. Witness Sunday evening’s similar condemnations of Cuomo by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the White House, cutting cleanly along the harassment line.
Noah and others may virtue-signal about the evils of Cuomo, but conservative media has been reporting on his malfeasance for months. Only with the departure of former President Donald Trump, who was vocal in his disdain for the governor, did the corporate media finally wake up from their Cuomo honeymoon.