In his response to the CBS hit job on his successful vaccine distribution, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday, “You know it’s New York corporate media when you come to Florida and attack Publix.” He’s right. There are a lot of ways we Floridians can spot folks from up North, and taking potshots at our beloved neighborhood grocery store is one of them.
CBS’ “60 Minutes” invented a conspiracy about DeSantis and the popular Floridian grocery store on Sunday, criticizing the governor’s cooperation with Publix pharmacies to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.
CBS blamed DeSantis for using Publix pharmacies — which he has enlisted along with others including CVS, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Winn-Dixie — because Publix made a small campaign donation to DeSantis last year. When airing the report, CBS edited out the majority of DeSantis’s explanation of the partnership. They also declined to speak with the Democrat mayor of Palm Beach, the city at the center of the