CBS '60 Minutes' Accused of Deceptively Editing Clip of Ron DeSantis on 'Pay to Play' Question

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I reported earlier today about how a CBS News story, not an opinion piece, had gone full-on DNC propaganda machine, advocating how ‘Companies Can Help Fight Georgia’s Restrictive New Voting Law.’


Well, this must be their day for going completely over the slide, because that wasn’t the only decidedly partisan action by CBS News.

CBS News’ “60 Minutes” is now being accused of deceptively editing a heated exchange between one of its correspondents and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“60 Minutes” released a clip showing their correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi questioning DeSantis at a press conference last month, over allegations that he delegated Publix to do virus vaccines after the company made a big donation to his campaign.

She accuses him of ‘pay for play’ for a donation from Publix and acts as though she’s rebutted his defense.

Except there’s a small problem with this clip. That is, a whole lot of explanation that they cut out of it in his response.

From Fox News:

Conservative writer A.G. Hamilton pointed out on Twitter that the CBS program “cut out several minutes” of the governor’s comments explaining what led to the deal with Publix.

“First of all, the first pharmacies that had [the vaccine] were CVS and Walgreens and they had a long-term care mission, so they were going to the long-term care facilities. They got the vaccine in the middle of December, they started going to the long-term care facilities the third week in December to do LTCs,” DeSantis told Alfonsi. “So that was their mission, that was very important and we trusted them to do that. As we got into January, we wanted to expand the distribution points.

“So yes, you had the counties, you had some drive-thru sites, you had hospitals that were doing a lot, but we wanted to get it into communities more. So we reached out to other retail pharmacies: Publix, Walmart, obviously CVS and Walgreens had to finish that mission and we said we’re going to use you as soon as you’re done with that,” DeSantis continued.

The Republican went on to say that Publix was the “first one to raise their hand” to say they were ready to distribute the vaccine.


Not to mention because Publix is everywhere, it makes for easier access for Floridians.

But they cut him explaining how it all unrolled and why their argument failed. Talk about manipulative. It really shows how frightened they are of his potential, that they are so heavily invested in trying to take him out now. It also shows, once again, how completely in the pocket of Democrats a lot of the media are and how little shame they have.

Here’s the full answer, where he calmly explains. He also spoke about how they protected nursing homes as well, which is one reason their death numbers are better than other places, even with a higher and concentrated senior population.


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