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DeSANTIS RESPONDS: Gov Says 60 Minutes’ Playbook is ‘Lie, Smear Their Opponents, Edit Out Facts’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.08.21

Governor Ron DeSantis posted a new statement on social media Wednesday regarding 60 Minutes’ botched hit-piece against his administration; saying CBS News “smears their political opponents” and “lies with impunity.”

“CBS and 60 Minutes have a playbook: lie with impunity, smear their political opponents and deceptively edit out facts that eviscerate their bogus, partisan narratives. CBS and 60 Minutes are dedicated to leaving the truth on the cutting room floor,” posted the Republican on Twitter.

A prominent Democratic official in Florida claims he told CBS News and 60 MINUTES producers the phony scandal regarding Governor Ron DeSantis and supermarket chain Publix was “bulls***” before the report was aired.

“When Florida state data revealed people of color were vaccinated at a much lower rate than their wealthier neighbors, ‘60 Minutes’ reported the facts surrounding the vaccine’s rollout, which is controlled by the governor,” a CBS News spokesperson told Fox News. “We requested and conducted interviews with dozens of sources and authorities involved. We requested an interview with Gov. Ron DeSantis, he declined; we spoke to State Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz twice, but he declined to be interviewed on camera for our story until well after our deadline. The idea we ignored their perspective is untrue,” read a statement from the news outlet.

“I did speak with @60Minutes. Never said I didn’t,” Moskowitz posted on Twitter. “They were very nice, but I told them that the @publix story was ‘bulls—‘. Walked them through the whole process.

“The fact that I didn’t sit down on ‘camera’ because I am responding to a 100 year emergency doesn’t change the truth,” he added.

DeSantis torched ’60 Minutes’ and CBS News during a press briefing Tuesday; saying the outfit knowingly lied because they “didn’t want to let go of the narrative.”

“They cut out everything that showed that their narrative was a piece of horse manure,” said DeSantis. “It shows you how dishonest they are. These are smear merchants. That’s why nobody trusts corporate media. They knew what they were doing was a lie. I knew what they were doing was a lie.”

“They know that we know that they’re lying, yet they continue to lie. We’ve offered them the information, and they declined to interview the key people because they didn’t want to let go of the narrative. There’s going to be consequences for that,” he added.

“I know corporate media thinks that they can just run over people. You ain’t running over this Governor. I’m punching back,” concluded the Republican.

Watch DeSantis’ comments above.

60 MINUTES on DeSANTIS HIT-PIECE: ‘Our Story Sunday Night Speaks for Itself’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.06.21

CBS News and 60 Minutes released a statement Tuesday after being caught red-handed selectively editing a statement from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis; insisting the “story speaks for itself.”

“When Florida State data revealed people of color were vaccinated at a much lower rate than their wealthier neighbors, 60 MINUTES reported the facts surrounding the vaccine’s rollout, which is controlled by the Governor,” reads the statement.

“For over 50 years, the facts reported by 60 MINUTES have often stirred debate and prompted strong reactions. Our story Sunday night speaks for itself,” it concludes.

Original Story:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis torched ’60 Minutes’ and CBS News during a press briefing Tuesday; saying the outfit knowingly lied because they “didn’t want to let go of the narrative.”

“They cut out everything that showed that their narrative was a piece of horse manure,” said DeSantis. “It shows you how dishonest they are. These are smear merchants. That’s why nobody trusts corporate media. They knew what they were doing was a lie. I knew what they were doing was a lie.”

“They know that we know that they’re lying, yet they continue to lie. We’ve offered them the information, and they declined to interview the key people because they didn’t want to let go of the narrative. There’s going to be consequences for that,” he added.

“I know corporate media thinks that they can just run over people. You ain’t running over this Governor. I’m punching back,” concluded the Republican.

Watch DeSantis’ comments above.

BUSTED! Dem Mayor of Palm Beach Says ’60 Minutes’ Hit-Piece on DeSantis ‘Intentionally False’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.06.21

The Democratic Mayor of Palm Beach County, Florida raised series questions surrounding ’60 Minutes’ coverage of Governor Ron DeSantis Monday; claiming their reporting was not just “based on bad information” but was “intentionally false.”

“I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Palm Beach County last night and feel compelled to issue this statement. The reporting 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,” writes Mayor Dave Kerner.

“They had that information, and they left it out because it kneecaps their narrative,” he added.

Read the full statement above.

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