CBS’s “60 Minutes” was slammed late Sunday and on Monday morning over a deceptive segment the network aired that smeared Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the way that the state rolled out its vaccine distribution program.
Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi ambushed DeSantis at a press conference last month and aggressively questioned him using a misleading narrative. CBS then deceptively cut out nearly all of DeSantis’ response to her in which he answered her question and defused the central point of the segment, and instead published only the very end of their interaction when he cut her off after she seemed to ignore the answer that he gave. A Democrat came to DeSantis’ defense as did the company that was involved in the segment.
Numerous commentators and political figures slammed “60 Minutes” over the segment, with some calling it among the worst segments they’ve ever seen in terms of being blatantly dishonest.
Below are some of the top responses to the segment:
Alicia Smith, political commentator: