CBS News exposed its fake news and liberal bias by fabricating a false narrative about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ vaccine rollout.
Many view the Republican as the front-runner for the 2024 presidential nomination should former President Donald Trump decide not to seek another term. Governor DeSantis followed the science and demonstrated lockdowns and a shuttered economy were counterproductive in slowing the spread.
His leadership protected a high senior population and secured elder care facilities while fake news outlets showered praise on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The New York Democrat caused the highest death rate among our valued elders and is currently under federal investigation for tampering with Covid data.
The fake news media continues to push false and misleading reports about DeSantis because they know he would likely beat any Democrat he runs against. That’s why the dishonest media launched a recent smear campaign against him. CBS fake news show 60 Minutes insists his decision to work with Publix supermarket chain to distribute vaccines is some bizarre pay-to-play scheme.
“Publix, as you know, donated $100,000 to your campaign,” CBS reporter Sharyn Alfonsi angrily shouts. “And then you rewarded them with the exclusive rights to distribute the vaccination in Palm Beach. How is that not pay for play?”
“First of all, the first pharmacies that had (the vaccine) were CVS and Walgreens, and they had a long-term care mission. So, they were going to the long-term care facilities. They got the vaccine in the middle of December. They started going to the long-term care facilities the third week in December to do LTCs,” DeSantis stated. “So yes, you had the counties, you had some drive-thru sites, you had hospitals that were doing a lot. But we wanted to get it into communities more. So, we reached out to other retail pharmacies: Publix, Walmart, obviously CVS, and Walgreens had to finish that mission, and we said we’re going to use you as soon as you’re done with that.”
The CBS shill wanted nothing to do with DeSantis’ fact-based answer, and the 60 Minutes segment would later cleverly edit the governor’s remarks to manipulate the situation. But what Alfonsi and CBS News may have deliberately left out are the salient facts on the ground.
For example, Publix appears to be one of, if not the largest chain with the ability to distribute the vaccine in the Sunshine State. Publix has more than 830 distribution points, outpacing Walmart at about 386 and even Starbucks’ 700 coffee shops. Publix has in-house pharmacies and appears to be the go-to supermarket. Those are reasons why political leaders agreed the Publix was a logical choice. The GOP governor pointed out to the CBS hack that Publix was the “first one to raise their hand” for the secondary “trial basis” rollout and earned high marks from residents.
DeSantis earned a reputation for standing his ground against fake news attacks and fired back when the unprofessional CBS employee began heckling.
“It’s a fake narrative. I just disabused you of the narrative,” DeSantis firmly stated. “And you don’t care about the facts. Because, obviously, I laid it out for you in a way that is irrefutable.”
Although one would anticipate a line of partisan Democrats backing up the phony story, CBS News has a larger problem on its hands. Palm Beach Mayor Dave Kerner, a Democrat, leveled accusations that CBS News engaged in malicious fake news.
“The reporting was not just based on bad information. It was intentionally false,” Mayor Kerner reportedly said. “I know this because I offered to provide my insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts, and 60 Minutes declined. They know that the governor came to Palm Beach County and met with me and the county administrator, and we asked to expand the state’s partnership with Publix to Palm Beach County.”
CBS News offered no evidence linking the fictional pay-to-play connection and deliberately tanked first-hand accounts that would unravel the hit piece. Everyday Americans can anticipate more fake news attacks on DeSantis because he distinguished himself during a difficult period and has the leadership skills to win the White House.