CBS Doubles Down, Defends ‘60 Minutes’ After Smear Of DeSantis

CBS Doubles Down, Defends ‘60 Minutes’ After Smear Of DeSantis


On Tuesday, CBS doubled down after the network’s “60 Minutes” program was widely criticized for a hit piece targeting Florida GOP governor Ron DeSantis.

A spokesman for CBS told Mediaite, “As we always do for clarity, 60 Minutes used the portion of the governor’s over two-minute response that directly addressed the question from the correspondent.”

On Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes,” the program elided key sections from DeSantis’ reply to CBS’ Sharyn Alfonsi, who accused DeSantis of briefly permitting a limited number of Publix grocery stores in Palm Beach County to deliver Covid-19 vaccines before other drugstore chains after Publix contributed $100,000 to his campaign.

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DeSantis noted that Publix was the first company to volunteer to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, but “60 Minutes” cut that out of the response they showed.

Mayor Dave Kerner of Palm Beach County, a Democrat, blasted “60 Minutes” for its edited version of DeSantis’ response, as The Daily Wire reported.  He stated,“I watched the ’60 Minutes’ segment on Palm Beach County last night and

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