During times of economic recession and world war, FDR gave solace to his country via “fireside chat” radio broadcasts. JFK used television for his 1962 Civil Rights Address, and President Obama spoke to the nation through webcasts. New York governor Andrew Cuomo, on the other hand, seems to have hired his press secretary from the Alt-Comedy School of Public Policy, because on March 21 he briefed the public on the coronavirus pandemic, assuaging fears and correcting misinformation … with some slides. That’s right, Cuomo made a keynote with Keynote. He praised EMTs with PDFs. During the hour-long address, he certainly made some (power) points. Here are the most salient.
He meant trial for new drug therapy, but now we want to know what a “drug trail” is. Is a line of Adderall technically a “drug trail”? Are drug trails the same as chemtrails? Are we back to that old conspiracist nutshell now?
Cuomo prefers Tusk.
This will actually, counterintuitively reach the youngs because it has huge Bernie energy.
This slide is one of the highlights because it ends with an actionable threat. If y’all don’t quit gathering in public spaces, Cuomo will go there today.
This slide was absolutely made the morning of the ninth-grade social-studies presentation by the kid who sits in the back of the class and swallows his gum.
Hang it in the Louvre. And then don’t go to the Louvre because you should be staying home. Find strength in weakness. Find beauty in vulnerability. And always remember to ask yourself, What is the bigger question to me?
Update 4:30pm: Reader Marieke pointed out this gem, a bullet buried in the middle of a slide that just says “Baloney.” Chef’s kiss!
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