With all the nonsense going on in New York with the son of Mario and big brother of Fredo in regards to his administration hiding nursing home death totals, you just knew that questions were going to be asked in other states also. Well, here in the State of Michigan, one Michiganian ( Fact Check: Hey Michigan, You Are NOT a Michigander.) is asking how our Governor has handled this.
Enter, Charlie LeDuff.
LeDuff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and currently, the host of the No Bullshit News Hour heard over on the Red Shovel Network here in the Detroit area of the mitten state. For over 20 years he has developed a reputation of taking on stories and subjects that people will ignore or don’t want talked about. With this story, he has taken on a doozy in announcing he is joining forces with the Mackinac Center to sue Governor Whitmer to release the COVID-19 death toll data in nursing homes.
LeDuff announced this action was being taken on his show after speaking with the incredible Janice Dean. The Fox News meteorologist has almost single-handedly made the New York story of how Andrew Cuomo has refused to release similar data in that state after the death of her in-laws last year and made it national news.
Here is what LeDuff said on his show…
The Whitmer administration has not fulfilled my request or our request on the No Bullshit News Hour for COVID death data that may shed light on the true extent of the nursing home devastation. This, in my opinion, is a violation of state law, and more so and this is not an opinion, it is a danger and a disservice to our institutionalized elders who have borne the brunt of the suffering and continue to bear it. (Guv) Cuomo in New York is now under Federal investigation, a second one apparently for misleading the public whose nursing home playbook was copied by (Guv) Whitmer. This in the aftermath of an investigation conducted by the office of the New York State Attorney General, a democrat.
Release the data Madame Governor but she won’t, so Steve Deliee the lead policy lawyer on transparency and open government with the august and well regarded Mackinac Center the non-partisan think tank here in Michigan, they have agreed to take our case to sue the Whitmer administration for the death data in these nursing homes.
Governor Whitmer has decided just to say that she is basing this on the science and the data is enough and should be taken as Gospel, case closed. No elected official nor any administration should be allowed to decide that the very data they are using to implement policy is beyond the examination of the unwashed masses.
LeDuff’s request is reasonable and it is also a shame that no one else who covers the Governor up in Lansing has really dug into this story. Way too many of the decisions of the lockdown Governors and the data they used to justify them are being hidden. Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant and I have a feeling those being forced to face this sunshine are not going to like it.
Just a hunch.
If you get a chance please check out the whole show of NBN right here