On Sunday, CBS launched another attack on a conservative politician based on lies when “60 Minutes” peddled a conspiracy theory targeting Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. If wise, DeSantis will use this latest attack to launch a counteroffensive against the corrupt media, by suing for defamation and challenging the standard for liability established by the Supreme Court in New York Times v. Sullivan.
As The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway detailed yesterday, “60 Minutes” ignored the real scandals engulfing Democratic governors, such as New York’s Andrew Cuomo and California’s Gavin Newsom, to concoct a two-prong “pay to play” falsehood concerning the Republican DeSantis.
“Reporter” Sharyn Alfonsi launched the latest fake-news scandal last month by “reporting” from Palm Beach, Florida that DeSantis was prioritizing vaccination for seniors “because Florida seniors are more likely to be wealthy and white than the rest of the population, or because they’re more likely to vote for him.” The second arm of the conspiracy theory ran that “DeSantis