On Sunday, CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired a biased narrative that used deceptively edited clips to claim there was something wrong with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) using the state’s largest grocery store chain to distribute COVID vaccines.
DeSantis and others, including a Democrat, have explained why Publix was chosen for vaccine distribution, yet left-leaning outlet Axios framed the story as DeSantis “clash[ing]” with the network, burying the evidence in DeSantis’ favor at the bottom of the article.
As The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra reported, CBS deceptively edited reporter Sharyn Alfonsi’s interaction with DeSantis where she repeatedly claimed the donations from Publix to the governor’s political action committee prior to the vaccine plan amounted to a “pay-to-play” scheme. “60 Minutes” cut out most of DeSantis’ explanation about why Publix was chosen. The following is DeSantis’ answer to Alfonsi’s question, with the bolded words representing what “60 Minutes” cut:
Sharyn Alfonsi: How is that not pay-to-play?
Ron DeSantis: —that, that’s a fake narrative. So, first of all,