Just a few months ago, New York’s Emmy award-winning governor, Andrew Cuomo, appeared to be riding high. His audaciously titled “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” was released to high praise from The Washington Post, which described it as an “impressive road map to dealing with the crisis.”

Amazon Books made the tome an Editors’ Pick, intoning that Cuomo provided the leadership needed to address the coronavirus threat, “quickly becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed.”

The broad, if ill-informed, praise has recently turned into withering criticism, as it’s become clear that Cuomo lied about the number of victims sentenced by his decision to place patients suffering from coronavirus symptoms into New York’s nursing homes.