FAKE NEWS ALERT! 60 Minutes Aires Manipulated Hit Piece Against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Then Gets Busted Lying!
You want to see a clear reason why we hate and distrust the media? It’s because of the narrative they try and push and they’ll push it any way they can, even if they have to manipulate video or audio in order to make it happen.
This recently happened in Florida with Governor Ron DeSantis, who is without a doubt one of the best governors we have in this country right now. If I were to ever vote again and he ran for president, I’d vote for him. But as it stands, I don’t trust the process and won’t be voting again unless I see a massive change to our voting process.
CBS’s 60 Minutes broadcast aired a deceptively manipulated piece of video footage from a recent conference he was holding regarding vaccines in Florida.
This is what CBS aired:
"What you're saying is wrong," Gov DeSantis tells Sharyn Alfonsi in response to a question about whether the Publix grocery store chain gained influence through a campaign donation on his behalf. "It's wrong. It's a fake narrative," he says. https://t.co/gyrW9hYPTg pic.twitter.com/5rBq7v5VOA
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) April 4, 2021
Literally, look at just how badly they manipulated Gov. DeSantis’ reply. Everything that you see highlighted is what they edited out of the response to make it seem like he just went straight to Publix for no reason
Ron DeSantis: —that, that’s a fake narrative. So, first of all, when we did, the first pharmacies that had it 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 of December to do LTCs. So that was their mission. That was very important. And we trusted them to do that. As we got into January, we wanted to expand the distribution points. So, yes, you had the counties, you had some drive-through 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. For Publix, they were the first one to raise their hand, say they were ready to go. And you know what, we did it on a trial basis. I had three counties. I actually showed up that weekend and talked to seniors across four different Publix. How was the experience? Is this good? Should you think this is a way to go? And it was 100% positive. So we expanded it, and then folks liked it. And I can tell you, if you look at a place like Palm Beach County, they were kind of struggling at first in terms of the senior numbers. I went, I met with the county mayor. I met with the administrator. I met with all the folks in Palm Beach County, and I said, “Here’s some of the options: we can do more drive-through sites, we can give more to hospitals, we can do the Publix, we can do this.” They calculated that 90% of their seniors live within a mile and a half of a Publix. And they said, “We think that would be the easiest thing for our residents.” So, we did that, and what ended up happening was, you had 65 Publix in Palm Beach. Palm Beach is one of the biggest counties, one of the most elderly counties, we’ve done almost 75% of the seniors in Palm Beach, and the reason is because you have the strong retail footprint. So our way has been multifaceted. It has worked. And we’re also now very much expanding CVS and Walgreens, now that they’ve completed the long term care mission.
Watch the full answer below:
The interviewer also tries to say something at the end about the nearest Publix being 30 miles away. Now, I looked up Publix locations across the state of Florida and they are EVERYWHERE. There may be some isolated spots where Publix doesn’t have a location, but so what? Should he not allow Publix to help vaccinate people because they don’t have a store is BFE? Give me a break!