The liberal governors in places like New York and California who order restaurants, gyms and bars to close due to the coronavirus risk are rich and have not missed a paycheck since the outbreak began, and yet they want small business owners to sacrifice.
“Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo hasn’t missed a paycheck,” Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” said on Tuesday. “Gov. [Gavin] Newsom hasn’t missed a paycheck. These are wealthy people who continue to really, in many ways, grow wealthier as their power increases. It just means that they’ll have more opportunities to cash in on their political power down the line.”
Besides Dr. Anthony Fauci, there might not be a public official who has been more celebrated in the media than Cuomo. The New York Democrat wrote a book and will receive an Emmy because he managed to effectively create “television shows” during his COVID-19 briefings.
Sexton said that he noticed a disconnect between the media and the small businesses that have been dramatically affected by the lockdowns. He said many in the news business can work from home and their lives have not been completely upended by the crisis. But it seems at times these government officials are capricious when they announce new orders.
“You know, making a decision that ruins someone’s business, that bankrupts their family. That should not be taken lightly and it should not be something that the government is even able to do,” Sexton said.
One recent interview that demonstriated the detachment that the media has with the general public was the interview that CNN’s Jake Tapper had with Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.
Gates was asked about the stuggling businesses and restaurant closures, and said that more of them will “sadly” have to close, but called the decision “appropriate.”
He said the next four to six months call on us to do our best to prevent transmission because “you don’t want somebody that you love to be the last to die from coronavirus.”
Tapper and Gates were called out online because it was a millionaire interviewing a billionaire about the stuggles that small businesses face.
“Some people have had a terrible time of this and others have not,” Sexton said. “And the media is overwhelmingly representative of the people that have actually thrived financially and econominically during the pandemic.