In it, the governor and presidential hopeful did not hesitate to go toe-to-toe with O’Donnell when pressed he was pressed by her use of a common media tactic meant to portray conservatives as bigoted. “Most gay people say they knew they were gay since they were a kid,” O’Donnell said. “They’ve known most of their life they were gay.” DeSantis was quick to respond. “Here’s the question,” he said, “What does that have to do with math class, or English class or history class?” O’Donnell immediately pivoted to asking DeSantis if gay people should feel “accepted” at school.” DeSantis responded, “Everyone should be accepted.” [firefly_poll] CBS was caught being deceptive in a “60 Minutes” segment regarding DeSantis and the grocery store chain Publix in 2021 regarding its contract with Florida to distribute COVID vaccines to seniors. The show pointed out Publix had donated money to the governor and the segment hinted that there was a relationship between the donation and the contract.
The NAACP issued a travel advisory in May that called Florida “openly hostile for African Americans, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.” 2024 Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to the warning in a sit-down interview with @NorahODonnell. pic.twitter.com/kYFcKMRg1f— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 13, 2023
But the network faced a backlash after even state Democrats blew the whistle. “I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Palm Beach County last night and feel compelled to issue this statement,” said Dave Kerner, the Democratic mayor of Palm Beach. He concluded, “The reporting was not just based on bad information — it was intentionally false.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
WATCH: CBS and @60Minutes excluded context from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in which he explains the steps his government took to make the decision to partner with Publix on vaccine distribution.The 60 Minutes version is first, followed by the full answer from DeSantis. pic.twitter.com/2KRQKPLOe7 — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 5, 2021