Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) blasted “corporate media” and promised to hold news outlets accountable after CBS parroted unsupported allegations of a pay-to-play scheme against the governor.
CBS’s “60 Minutes” ran a segment on Florida’s COVID vaccination program while pushing allegations that the governor awarded the supermarket chain Publix a contract to disseminate the vaccine in exchange for campaign funds. The allegations have been denied by DeSantis, Publix, and the Democratic mayor of Palm Beach County who worked with the governor’s office on the vaccine distribution plan for the Palm Beach community.
“They cut out everything that showed that their narrative was a piece of horse manure and it shows you how dishonest, these are smear merchants – that’s why nobody trusts corporate media. They are a disaster in what they are doing,” DeSantis told a group of reporters on Tuesday. “They knew what they were doing was a lie. I knew what they were doing was a lie. Everybody here