As we previously reported, CBS News’ “60 Minutes” deceptively edited a video clip of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responding to an accusation of a pay for play deal with Publix over the vaccine rollout. DeSantis explained why that was nonsense, but the show then ran a clip eliminating almost his entire explanation as well as running other false insinuations.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rips 60 Minutes’ hit against him and Publix on Tucker Carlson Tonight:
“They didn’t tell you we were doing African American church vaccination drives before Publix gave a single shot… They don’t believe in facts. It was a political narrative.” pic.twitter.com/ZNPD8yRO6F
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 6, 2021
Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis responds to the 60 Minutes segment about him:
“I know corporate media thinks that they can just run over people. You ain’t running over this Governor. I’m punching back.”pic.twitter.com/hqedh1gnpk
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) April 6, 2021
DeSantis made it clear that they weren’t going to get away with it, “I’m punching back.”
At this point, ’60 Minutes’ should have just apologized and slunk away. But it seems that they have no morals, so they’re doubling down.
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) April 6, 2021
Apparently it’s everyone else in this story including the Democrats who are wrong, according to 60 Minutes.
But the Democrat Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz was having none of this, pointing out, yet again how he told 60 Minutes the Publix story was untrue, but they didn’t care.
I did speak with @60Minutes. Never said I didn’t. They were very nice, but I told them that the @publix story was “bullshit”. Walked them through the whole process.The fact that I didn’t sit down on “camera” because I am responding to a 100 year emergency doesn’t change the truth https://t.co/G7QNsV42V5
— Jared MASKowitz 😷 (@JaredEMoskowitz) April 6, 2021
Moskowitz had previously explained that they reached out to all the pharmacies but that Publix was the only one who could execute on the mission at that point. He also explained that Publix was not recommended by the Governor’s office.
@60Minutes I said this before and I’ll say it again. @Publix was recommended by @FLSERT and @HealthyFla as the other pharmacies were not ready to start. Period! Full Stop! No one from the Governors office suggested Publix. It’s just absolute malarkey. https://t.co/obkqYcbrzt
— Jared MASKowitz 😷 (@JaredEMoskowitz) April 4, 2021
Moskowitz reiterated that that CBS failed to include that it was a decision made by his office, according to Fox.
When asked by Fox News if he thought “60 Minutes” “appreciated his perspective” on the vaccine rollout, Moskowitz replied, “Did you see the perspective that the person in charge of the Covid response told them how Publix was selected in their agency and that the contribution story was garbage?
“They ran with pay to play, when I told them it was done by my agency and why and how. Did you see that perspective?” Moskowitz added.
Democratic Palm Beach Mayor David Kerner had also flamed the 60 Minutes piece calling it intentionally false.
Kerner spoke to Fox News saying he didn’t understand why “60 Minutes” didn’t want to hear what he had to say on the matter.
“I still don’t have an explanation”: Democrat & County Mayor David Kerner shreds “60 Minutes” for lying about Gov. DeSantis pic.twitter.com/RpKOyxZVYC
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 6, 2021
Of course, they didn’t want to include it because it would have rebutted the narrative they were trying to construct. They’re all in trying to invent a scandal over DeSantis while completely ignoring real and legitimate scandals over Democratic governors like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In this case, they picked the wrong target and they’re getting deservedly leveled over it, by both Republicans and these Democrats who know better.