The Establishment Media has told its biggest lie yet.
They thought they could destroy Ron DeSantis once and for all.
But they weren’t ready for the blowback they received – even from Democrats.
60 Minutes ran a piece attacking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for teaming up with Publix for a vaccination program after they made a donation to his campaign – even though the donation itself was so small it was virtually insignificant.
Of course, DeSantis’s job as governor is to efficiently manage the distribution of the vaccine, and Publix is one of the largest supermarket chains in Florida. It made all the sense in the world for him to team up with Publix.
But 60 Minutes and CBS were so desperate to smear him, to prevent him from becoming President in 2024, that they deleted his whole explanation about why he teamed up with Publix. They chopped up the video clip so it looked like he was incriminating himself.
Of course, a mainstream media outlet like CBS and a show like 60 Minutes are used to being protected by their friends in the media and in political circles. They expected to get away with this, with no blowback other than perhaps a segment on Tucker.
But they were shocked when even Democrats started pushing back.
Dave Kerner, the Democratic Mayor of Palm Beach County in Florida, put out a statement blasting 60 Minutes.
“The reporting was not just based on bad information – it was intentionally false. I know this because I offered to provide my insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts and 60 Minutes declined.”
In other words, Kerner offered to go on 60 Minutes and explain how the partnership with Publix was appropriate – and 60 Minutes would not allow him, because they were in the middle of a smear campaign against DeSantis and did not want to be derailed.
Kerner continued, “We have confronted this pandemic for over a year. Our residents, like all Americans, are tired. And the media is making it worse. They are hellbent on dividing us for cheap views and clicks. 60 Minutes should be ashamed.”
In addition, Jared Moskowitz, a longtime Democratic state representative, and the current Director of the Florida Department of Emergency Management, said the accusations against DeSantis were “absolute malarkey.”
He then went on to reaffirm that he is a Democrat, and voted for Gillum, Biden, Hillary, and Obama, but that “Publix was picked without any suggestion from the gov office….Literally that was the process.”
The Leftist media is out to get DeSantis because they’ve realized that he has real traction to win the Republican nomination for President in 2024 if Donald Trump does not run.
In fact, without Trump on the ballot, DeSantis received 43% of the votes in the CPAC Presidential straw poll – almost four times higher than the next highest competitor at 11%.
And with DeSantis being favored to win re-election next year as governor of Florida, he figures to head into 2024 with a full steam of momentum and a large fan base among conservatives.
Ron DeSantis is one of the boldest conservatives in the country, and this figures to just be the beginning of media attacks on him.