Democrat Mayor of Palm Beach County Dave Kerner railed against CBS’s “60 Minutes” Monday after the flagship program broadcast a special on Florida’s vaccine efforts where it manipulated interviews to amplify a manufactured narrative.
The program charged the state’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with engaging in political patronage to prioritize vaccine distribution through Publix, the most widespread chain in Florida, which donated to his 2018 campaign. Kerner said the special was “not just based on bad information – it was intentionally false.”
“I know this because I offered to provide my insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts and 60 minutes declined,” Kerner said in a statement, emphasis his. “They know that the Governor came to Palm Beach County and met with me and the County Administrator and we asked to expand the state’s partnership with Publix to Palm Beach County.”
“We also discussed our own local plans to expand mass vaccinations centers throughout the county, which the